Wave Box for the Wife

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Project by Andoman posted 06-30-2010 01:12 AM 1779 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Wave band saw box I’m sure everyone has seen before. This is my attempt based on the cover of a book I saw on-line. I ended up flocking the insides of the drawers blue. I shined it up with some tung oil.

I made this with a turning block of Ambrosia Maple that was 4X8X8. Thanks for all the kind comments.

-- Keith - Canton, GA

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#1 posted 06-30-2010 01:28 AM

You know, there have been a bunch of these popping up on LJs lately, and this is one of the better ones I’ve seen – nice work!

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 06-30-2010 01:43 AM

cool band saw box.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-30-2010 01:54 AM

I got to give this band saw box a try they all look fantastic. I love your design.

-- Jim LaCourse

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#4 posted 06-30-2010 02:11 AM

Really nicely done!

-- -- Mike

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#5 posted 06-30-2010 03:48 AM

Great looking box. What kind of wood is it made from and what are the dimensions?

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#6 posted 06-30-2010 05:29 AM

Good job. Nice finish. I’ll bet it was a lot of fun.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 06-30-2010 01:50 PM

I like that box. I started my second box yesterday after work. It will be for my daughter and we will finish it tonight. It isn’t even close to yours. what kind of wood is it?

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#8 posted 06-30-2010 03:58 PM

Looks great – the top drawers remind me of a pair of eyes – if the lower portion was 1 drawer and curved upwad it would look like a smiling cat. Of course it may be that I’m just strange.

-- John

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#9 posted 06-30-2010 11:55 PM

great box—has a “fluidity” feel to it :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 07-01-2010 03:24 AM

Very nice job on your box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 07-01-2010 06:55 PM

Now THAT’S a cool bandsaw box!

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#12 posted 07-04-2010 05:58 PM

The wood is Ambrosia Maple and it was a 4×4x8 turning blank.

-- Keith - Canton, GA

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 07-15-2010 05:38 PM

Very nice, & well done.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#14 posted 07-17-2010 12:46 PM

Very nice, I like the idea of using a turning blank to create the box. I’ll have to try that myself.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 07-24-2010 02:42 PM

Very nice box and very fluid grain. I really like how you located the drawers- making the initial cuts in all different places. You have inspired me to make one so I started one to see if I could do it…......Thanks for sharing

ps. I was just noticing how you kept the alignment of the grain so good on the front. When you made the drawers did you cut off the fronts and backs or the bottoms to cut out the inside? I made mine by cutting off the bottom of the drawer and lost a bit of wood so I had to run the drawers on skids to keep the spacing more even.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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