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Project by Raftermonkey posted 1348 days ago 1597 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a bandsaw box. My girlfriend, Chasity designed the shape and came up with the idea of using a calcite rock for the drawer pull so she gets all the design credit. All I did was make it into a box,haha. I’ve been looking at these on here for months now wondering how in the heck did they cut the drawers like that. I thought this was too hard for me to attempt, but then I saw one of Steve’s “Mere Mortals” videos and the clouds parted and heavens light shown down upon me,haha. Man these things are a breeze. Mine is by no means perfect, in fact I cut the drawer upside down so the top is supposed to be the bottom. But as a first attempt, I’m pleased with it and so is she, and thats really all that matters. My apologies for the crappy pics. My photography is worse than my woodworking. Oh yeah, this is claro walnut finished with BLO.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"





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deeman

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#1 posted 1348 days ago

Looks great. I love making these. Very good first one.

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

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docholladay

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#2 posted 1348 days ago

I have been meaning to try my hand at these, but just haven’t found the right piece of wood yet. Yours looks great. Gotta love that walnut. It polishes up so nicely.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 1348 days ago

Hey that looks Good! Really great for your first box!
And you made her happy :) Thats what really counts!!
Good Job thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Joeshop

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#4 posted 1348 days ago

I guess it’s time for me to ask a stupid question ! How does the woodworker get the bandsaw blade in and out of the space between the drawers and the shell ? Great looking box.

Joe

-- ~You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.~ - Joe

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Raftermonkey

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#5 posted 1348 days ago

Well Joe, I have to admit, when I first saw these I was convinced that there was some dark arts/black magic at work to achieve this,haha.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1348 days ago

Very nice. You have encouraged me to build my first bandsaw box too.
Thanks for Sharing. Chastity did a nice job on the design.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Dudley

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#7 posted 1348 days ago

Very nice. I bet your gal won’t let it out of her site. I’ve built a few of them. Get some flocking for the inside of the drews. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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donjoe

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#8 posted 1348 days ago

Nice job on your box. Keepem coming.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Vern Little

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#9 posted 1347 days ago

Nice box there Raftermonkey.
Joe here are a couple of links from the blogs. Stevin Marin’s is great info, even has a video for those of us who are to stubborn to read.
http://lumberjocks.com/Stevinmarin/blog/15980
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/1446

-- Earth first, we'll drill the rest of the planets later. Vern

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ocwoodworker

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#10 posted 1347 days ago

Looks great! Just did one myself. They are fun to make and little to no stress involved. Like Steve Marin from “Woodworking for mere mortals” says “You can’t do it wrong!”

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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clieb91

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#11 posted 1347 days ago

Nice looking first box. Watch out these things can be almost as addictive as pens.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Eagle1

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#12 posted 1347 days ago

Great job on your first bandsaw box. Better watch out for the girl friend. She will want to keep all the ones you make from now on.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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mike5753

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#13 posted 1347 days ago

what are the dimensions of the box? Looks good.

-- Mike, Illinois, http://lumberjocks.com/mike5753

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TonyWard

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#14 posted 1347 days ago

Nice work, particularly as it is your first bandsawn box – and an original design – well done!

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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Raftermonkey

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#15 posted 1347 days ago

Mike, it is 3” x 3” x 6”. Thanks everybody for the compliments on the design. Chasity is sitting next to me reading these and she is grinning like a possum. Ya’ll have made her day, which in turn makes my day.

Thanks everybody,

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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