Bandsaw box

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Project by Tom Regnier posted 04-29-2018 11:39 AM 1097 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In researching bandsaw boxes I came across Michael Cullen’s work. His designs and carving skills are really amazing….here’s my first attempt at one of his boxes.

The blank I started with has birdseye maple on the faces so I kept this box free of carving and painting…other than the top and inside. Those are both milk painted…chocolate brown and barn red. The birdseye is finished with shellac and then everything got a coat of wax applied with steel wool.

These boxes are super fun to build and I’m hoping to produce a few more as my skills improve.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-29-2018 12:52 PM

WOW – That is NEAT !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 04-29-2018 01:18 PM

Unique design. Very nice. Excellent color choices.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 04-29-2018 01:29 PM

Interesting concept.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 04-29-2018 02:49 PM

Nice work, really interesting design with the lid locking to the base.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 04-29-2018 03:19 PM

I like the unusual, off the wall design. Grain and color looks nice. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 04-29-2018 05:58 PM

This is a beautiful band saw box and is so nicely done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 04-30-2018 04:44 AM

Pretty cool and unique design. I like those waves.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 04-30-2018 07:49 AM

That is a very creative box, that wave is fun.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 05-01-2018 01:03 AM

This is a very ambitious project for a first attempt. Well done!

-- It is a sin to covet your neighbor’s wife, but his woodpile is fair game.

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#10 posted 05-01-2018 03:04 AM

Very interesting design, well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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