Bandsaw Box - Guitar Pick

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Project by Tomoose posted 1439 days ago 3375 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My guitar teacher has a little cardboard box (from a piece of jewelry or something) that she keeps picks in for students at her lessons, so I thought this to-scale Fender pick-shaped box would be a nice little token of appreciation for putting up with my crossed-up chords!

Thanks to SteveMarin for the video tutorial on bandsaw boxes – gave it a stab with a chunck of cedar fencepost that was lying around. Sanded to 150 and finished with one coat of Danish oil and two coats of paste wax – it is really smoother than the pictures show. It turned out pretty decent for a quickie.

thanks for lookin’


-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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#1 posted 1439 days ago

Really thoughtful gift, well made and looks cool.
You Sir, are a true lumberjock!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#2 posted 1439 days ago

Great idea and well executed. I’m trying to get a sense of the size: can you give a dimension, or a pic with a hand in it or something? I have several guitarists in the family, and it’d be a great gift. I’m thinking, should it fit in a guitar case, or maybe be big enough for a capo?

-- Tom

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#3 posted 1438 days ago

Nice box and simple. What did she think of it?

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

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#4 posted 1438 days ago

Thanks guys -
Tomw – it is about 3.75 inches tip to tail; had to fit on a cross section of a cedar 4×4
Tim – I will know Thursday how she likes it…

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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#5 posted 1438 days ago

I love this box. I made a ‘pick box’ some years ago with a student. We used a pick for a template for the lid handle and even glued the pick to the handle. It turned out beautifully. My student gave it to her father for Christmas, as he was forever loosing his picks.
Regards Hagrid

-- Hagrid, Leongatha Australia

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#6 posted 1437 days ago

What a great idea! My son would love this for storing his guitar stuff.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#7 posted 1092 days ago

This is a really inspiring thing and surely it would be very useful in storing guitar picks to prevent losing them when not in use.

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