Bandsaw box

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Project by DrPepper posted 11-18-2007 12:09 AM 2998 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First try at bandsaw box in mesquite. Followed the pattern in Donna Menke’s book, “The Ultimate Band Saw Box Book”. Finished with Tung oil and Beall Buff system.

-- Dr.Pepper, Tx

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#1 posted 11-18-2007 12:22 AM

Don’t look now, but I think your bird is courting your mouse. :-)

Nice job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-18-2007 12:29 AM

that’s great!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 11-18-2007 04:15 AM

That is just neat! The grain even adds to the design of the bird.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 11-18-2007 08:39 AM

Nice bird box. Now that you’ve got your feet wet, make some more.

CharlieM that was funny!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 11-18-2007 01:33 PM

Dr. Pepper

A nice effort for your first bandsawn box.

Welcome to bandsawn box making where the usual rules for box making do not apply, and you have fun in the making!

Tony Ward

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#6 posted 11-18-2007 03:08 PM

Thanks, looks like I”ll be making some more for Christmas presents!

-- Dr.Pepper, Tx

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#7 posted 11-19-2007 05:19 AM

Great first try. I’ve got Donna’s book but haven’t attempted anything yet.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 11-28-2007 05:40 PM

Dr. Pepper-
That is one heck of a nice box. Wonderful use for mesquite wood. The way you oriented the grain to work with the pattern was inspired. I’ve added you to the ever growing ranks of boxes made from the book: . . . and I think your’s is one of the best so far. I am prejudiced though, that is one of my favorite designs in the book, as well as being about the easiest box to make. Isn’t it great when something like that happens.
And Karson- lets get a move on here- gift giving time is near- time to turn and burn and crank out a box for the holidays- bet you could do that Chickie Box in no time at all.
Just out of curiosity, Dr. Pepper, how many total hours would you say you put into that Chickie Box?

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#9 posted 11-28-2007 08:18 PM

Thanks Donna,
Total time on the project was about 3 hours. Made a couple of mistakes like not drilling the eyehole first before cutting the top off! Won’t do that again. All in all, I really enjoyed this first box(which my grandaughter has already claimed). Going to start on the fish box for my grandson next. I really like the Beall system, it gives a great finish and was eash to use. I’ll post more examples as I ;progress.

-- Dr.Pepper, Tx

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