One Ugly Bandsaw Box

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Project by Brandon posted 10-04-2010 10:17 PM 5586 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my first attempt at building a bandsaw box. I used a log from one of the water oaks in my back yard; it’s about 4.5 inches in diameter. The log also has a little bit of spalting in it. I covered the whole thing with some poly. It turned out rather ugly, but it was a still a fun weekend project. I almost forgot, I used a twig for the knob.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#1 posted 10-04-2010 10:19 PM

Yes, butt ugly, but it holds a secret drawer. Nice job! :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 10-04-2010 10:52 PM

Aww, it ain’t that bad (sarcastically rolling eyes),haha. Na just kiddin, it looks pretty cool to me.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#3 posted 10-04-2010 10:55 PM

Well, you can always use it to keep the matches near the fireplace, all things considered :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 10-04-2010 11:03 PM

I love it! Really, it’s so unspoiled, something from a wonderful farytale.
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 10-04-2010 11:17 PM

That’s one you could definitely leave outside your door with a spare key in it. No one will think to check in that haha

none-the-less, it does look like it was fun to do :) At some point I’ll make one, but I have to get the bandsaw first :P

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#6 posted 10-05-2010 12:28 AM


I am not a fan of natural edged bandsawn boxes, but you’ve done good with this work, congratulations.

Tony Ward

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#7 posted 10-05-2010 01:42 AM

Nice job. It’s not ugly. Ugly was the first one I made. I like it.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#8 posted 10-05-2010 02:32 PM

I was just telling prez at the wood show this weekend that I “LOVE” the bandsaw boxes that are made from (and still look like) a log!!!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this beholder likes it!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 10-05-2010 04:36 PM

It’s not ugly.I think it’s pretty cool.

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#10 posted 10-06-2010 04:22 AM

I will admit, she ain’t perty, but the execution was beautiful….This is your FIRST ATTEMPT, it is only gonna get better, you did an awesome job, to heck with it, you could hide your poker money in there and robbers might clean out your whole house and take your flat screen and the darn remote, and never touch that box :) I am guilty of producing some boxes I never could explain, and was so happy when I finally sold them, :) so I can relate a little.

Yeah that is my shop kitty crashed out in the background, ain’t she pitiful

Good Post and Good Job !!

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#11 posted 10-06-2010 04:39 AM

Thanks for all the comments, guys! I like the idea of putting something really nice in the box so the robbers won’t steal it. ;-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#12 posted 10-06-2010 04:54 AM

Would have never guessed. Great project

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

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#13 posted 10-07-2010 02:33 AM

Brandon, You did a good job with it. The natural log look is one of my favorite type. Hiding high price stuff in them is one bonus espicially if you can sit them in plain sight.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#14 posted 10-07-2010 04:18 PM

I really love this. I enjoy making bandsaw boxes and look forward to trying it on small logs like that.

-- Upstate South Carolina Woodworker

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#15 posted 02-10-2011 05:30 AM

Ugly… hmmm!!! I don’t know I like it, it has an artistic feeling in it

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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