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Project by wellington posted 08-15-2010 08:42 PM 1441 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This weekend I was having another “but mom, everyone else is doing it!” moment (my first being the checkerboard cutting board). I’ve seen people making these “bandsaw boxes” (as they are allegedly called), and I figured I would give it a shot.

Admittedly, I had no idea what I was doing, but I found some maple and walnut cutoffs that were just sitting around being jealous that they weren’t getting made into anything… so I glued ‘em all together, and set to work.

I had a vague idea of how it should all work, so I muddled ahead. After I finished the big one (outside dimensions ~ 6.5” x 6.5” x 5”) I realized that I had a substantial bit left from cutting out in the inside of the drawer, so I made a little brother for the big one. Actually, there was enough left over from the little brother to make an even tinier box, but I decided against it… since I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the ones I already have.

They were both freehand, which was fun… but it also lead to me making decisions while I was cutting that lead to things like the screwy notch at the bottom of the bigger drawer… but whatever.

It was good fun, and hopefully, as I make more, I’ll get better at constructing these guys.

They’re currently being coated with carnauba wax and buffed… and coated and buffed… and coated and buffed… which is a little ridiculous, since they’re for me… and I don’t really care :)

-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.





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BoxBuilder

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#1 posted 08-15-2010 08:46 PM

They may be just for you….but don’t you deserve the best? I have a book on bandsaw boxes but haven’t tried makuing one to date. Possibly I’ll get inspired enough to try.

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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davevan

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#2 posted 08-15-2010 10:16 PM

Wellington, they look good. Congrates Dave

-- Dave Arizona http://www.picasaweb.google.com/dvdesigns1099

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TonyWard

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 12:10 AM

Wellington

Well done, particularly as they are your first attempt at making bandsawn boxes!

Keep on having fun, particularly in the lead up time to Christmas!

Tony Ward

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

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SPalm

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 01:48 AM

Looks like fun. Good for you.
Now what ya going to keep in them?

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 04:12 AM

They look very nice. Good job on these.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 08-16-2010 12:52 PM

Nice job!
Good use for glue up materials.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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gul

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#7 posted 08-16-2010 06:28 PM

Very cute and nice.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 08-16-2010 06:39 PM

These are very nice boxes. Not bad at all for the first ones. Great work!

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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