My 1st Bandsaw Box for my Daughter's BD

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Project by Bogie posted 08-23-2010 09:23 AM 2376 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was surfing the net for a birthday project… and came upon several “Band Saw Box” pix. So, by just looking at the pix… This was my 1st effort at making a band saw box. I cut the top and scrolled my daughter’s name into the top to personalize it. Put some pix in the drawers and a message inside. It’s made of Myrtle Wood. She Loved It! Yaa Dad. :o)

-- Bogie... Roseburg, OR / Knowledge is Power!

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#1 posted 08-23-2010 09:54 AM

A great treasure you have made! I really like what you did with the top!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 08-23-2010 10:53 AM

Welcome to Lj’s, it’s a great place to be!
Thats a great looking bandsaw box.
I love the scrolled lettering. How did you do it.

-- Theresa,

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#3 posted 08-23-2010 11:50 AM

Great box. I’m sure that your daughter will cherish it for years to come.

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

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#4 posted 08-23-2010 02:16 PM


Great Box!

What kind of font set are you using for your lettering – care to share????



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#5 posted 08-23-2010 03:30 PM

Cool box! I love how the box has funky drawers that pull out. :) You daughter will love it… perfect for hiding little keepsakes.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 08-23-2010 03:35 PM

Great box!

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#7 posted 08-23-2010 04:28 PM

super job! Good job on the carving. Router?

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#8 posted 08-23-2010 10:21 PM

Very nice work.

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#9 posted 08-23-2010 11:06 PM

If that’s your first one, you definitely have the knack. Love how you personalized it!


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#10 posted 08-24-2010 02:21 AM

Thanks to all for your very nice comments. I must admit… it turned out a little better than I was expecting. Questions about the top. I just used MS Word to print out the name design, stuck it to the top ¼ inch slab I cut off… then scrolled it out. Glued it all back together and wha-laa. // Note: I didn’t know how to make the little drawers… (cut off the front/back then hollow out with the band saw) So…. I used my dedicated mortise to hollow it out one square hole at a time. / Actually added a nice effect on the bottom… but doing it the “right” way is a bunch faster. Knowledge is Power! O ya… and “Hind-Sight” is 20/20 :o)

-- Bogie... Roseburg, OR / Knowledge is Power!

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#11 posted 08-24-2010 03:52 AM

Great job on this box. Looks very nice, turned out great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#12 posted 08-24-2010 06:00 AM

Great looking box! What font did you use? Those letters look raised. Love it and how it looks, real unique.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#13 posted 08-25-2010 09:32 AM

Hey… I finally found the font I used for the top. It’s called: Vineta BT
Here is one of many links you can download it from:



-- Bogie... Roseburg, OR / Knowledge is Power!

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#14 posted 08-25-2010 04:46 PM

Thanks for the font info. I’ve stored it safely in my file of fonts for scrolling.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#15 posted 09-06-2010 07:13 PM

Nice little box. I was having a hard time figuring out what you meant by BD at first I thought “Baby Daddy” which I thought was a bit strange since it “Heather” on it…then I read the description and saw it was a birthday present…it all makes since now!

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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