Bandsaw Box #2

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-26-2010 10:48 PM 1633 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second bandsaw box from mahogany with a hint of maple. It has banana drawers but I don’t have a flock system yet so the insides are bare. I will flock them in black. I showed some shots of the build process steps. The drawer pulls are doweled on and the front has a maple ring around the frame but not through the drawers. The last pictures show how I cut out the maple and relieved the mahogany to make it not show through to the inside. I glued those two pieces together and then ran them through the planer.
I made this one right by cutting off the front and back of each drawer rather than the bottom. I did glue in skid plates so the drawers are a bit more centered in the openings. I also glued 1/2” buttons in the back of the drawers to flush the fronts up.
Finish is Deft clear lacquer- 8 coats.

This is an 11th birthday present for grandaughter #3 who designed it this way with 2 drawers on the bottom and one bigger one on top. This will be her jewelry box since I did not yet make one for her.

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

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#1 posted 08-26-2010 11:07 PM

I have not made a bandsaw box yet, but I see this one and really have the itch to give it a go. I wonder how much fire wood is in my future?

I think this looks great, Jim.


-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#2 posted 08-26-2010 11:07 PM


Well done, a work to be treasured for many years to come!

Tony Ward

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#3 posted 08-27-2010 12:37 AM

Hi Jim,
Beautiful work, what a gloss.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 08-27-2010 01:07 AM

great looking box

-- Joe, Ga

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#5 posted 08-27-2010 02:06 AM

OUTSTANDING! Not only will this be a treasure for your granddaughter, it is an inspiration to other LJs. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 08-27-2010 03:40 AM

This is one gorgous band saw box. I like everything about it The shape, finish and the choice of material!
Thanks for Sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 08-27-2010 08:16 AM

Great job Jim. Very nice design and build. Lucky granddaughter.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 08-27-2010 09:05 AM

Well done Jim, your granddaughter’s design is lovely and unusual.

Thanks for sharing Jim.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#9 posted 08-27-2010 12:44 PM

Really nice box! I especially like the maple – adds a really appealing contrast with the mohogany! Great job!

-- -- Mike

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#10 posted 08-27-2010 02:31 PM

That’s one heck of a beautiful box Jim!
Great Job on that one.
Awesome work! Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 08-27-2010 05:09 PM

From one Grandpa Band Saw Boxer… to another… ( / ) Very nice job young sir! / I love the way you mixed your woods to give the inlay look, the slides and buttons are a very nice touch. I also love the tip on putting a small dowel on the drawer pull. You Done Gooder Gramps!

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

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#12 posted 08-27-2010 07:23 PM

Beautiful work

I like the design

Thanks a lot for sharing

I think this inspire me for my future bandsaw boxes

Have a nice day

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#13 posted 08-28-2010 01:27 AM

You are a very crafty craftsman Jim. Is that the hint of maple on the front and back of the box that looks the binding on a guitar?

Looks great. High quality, professional job.

-- -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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#14 posted 08-28-2010 03:22 AM

Thanks you all for the nice comments. This one was fun to build too.
Zeke, the maple is not guital binding. They are two sheets of maple I planed down to about .050” and put a piece of mahogany over them and planed that down to about .090”

I just got the black flocking tonight at Woodcraft so sometime next week I’ll coat the insides of the drawers and repost the picture. Woodcraft is on the tour route of the 28th street Metro Cruise going on tonight. I cruised in my “72 Monte Carlo until about 9:00 and then it was gridlock.

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

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#15 posted 08-29-2010 03:44 AM

Looks better now , with a finish on it. Thanks for machining that for me, haven’t had a chance to use it yet Jim, I posted a couple things friday nite, this is all right !

-- Doug, Michigan,

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