fun bandsaw/scroll saw box

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Project by Betsy posted 11-28-2007 06:31 AM 5049 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a bit of mischief one day and decided to see how small a “bandsaw” box I could make. This is the Minnow in miniature. As you can see it is to small for even a nickel. I actually used the scroll saw for most of it – used a pencil eraser to guide the wood through the blade. I did take the time to flock the inside – used a Q-tip to paint on the adhesive. This is an old project—- just updating my projects page.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 11-28-2007 09:28 AM

Very clever! Its great that you paid such attention to detail as far as flocking, etc.

I might try to outdo you with a smaller one, he he ;)

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 11-28-2007 09:28 AM


Well done.

I wish I could make bandsawn boxes that size, that size is very popular here in Australia.

Tony Ward

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#3 posted 11-28-2007 12:57 PM

Dang thats small! Very cool looking.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Alin Dobra

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#4 posted 11-28-2007 01:20 PM


Thanks for introducing a new dimension to the “bandsaw box competition” going on. Very nice work.


-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#5 posted 11-28-2007 02:12 PM

sounds like a competition has started. I can’t wait to see the results.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 01-03-2008 03:22 PM

Nice, it looks easy, but is it?

-- Jiri

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#7 posted 01-03-2008 03:33 PM

Great Betsy. Missed this one when it was first posted. A great job. If you still have the box could you post a couple of more pictures. Move the insides away so we can see the outer piece and then one with the drawer in please.


-- 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 01-03-2008 08:43 PM

Jiri – actually this box was pretty easy. I cheated – and used soft mahagony. Not sure I could have done it as well with something like oak. On the whole basic bandsaw boxes are pretty easy if you take your time and do a good job with the saw. It’s when you get into multiple complex curves that the real challenge starts. Hence – I do mostly easy boxes because they are quick and fun.

Karson – I still do have the box. I’ll try to post new pictures soon.

Thanks for looking.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Donna Menke

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#9 posted 01-27-2011 12:31 AM

Hi Betsy- this is such a neat little box. I made a few tiny boxes a couple of years ago when a member of the bandsawboxes Yahoo group showed us some of his and gave us some hints about how to make them. I have a hidden hinge box on the band saw boxes page on my web site. It is pretty small too- and all made with the band saw but I’m not sure if it was with the 1/8” blade or the 1/16”. I stick small pieces of wood to another block of wood with turners’ tape so that I can keep my fingers out of the way of the blade.

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

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