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Project by KimAccurso posted 07-09-2018 12:23 PM 698 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The shape of these was inspired by pictures I’d seen online, thought they’d be more good practice and with the new blades I ordered for my bandsaw. It was the first time I’d used the new blades and I was amazed at the difference between that and the stock and cheaper blades. (Thanks to Big Al (BoxGuy) for the recommendation!) You can see the seams on the front of the box just because I sanded the front that way but they are glued. Because these were really just practice pieces I was using some old walnut that had been biscuited together. The darker one you see is the piece where I cut through one of the biscuits so it was visible on the outside. I filled any little gaps and stained that piece with GF Java and it covered it well and a person would never know. I ended up liking the little bit of contrast on that one. The handles are little bits of curly maple, glue and a small dowel hold them in place. Planning to order some flocking, and looking forward to learning that technique. They are pretty small at about 5×5x4-ish. I gotta tell ya, sanding these is more therapeutic and far less painful than sanding that fish was (LOL!). I finished them with about 5 coats of gloss spray laquer.

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 07-09-2018 12:55 PM

These are great looking little bandsaw boxes Kim. I love walnut and the contrasting handles look so nice! I have to admit you can learn alot from Big Al he’s a great teacher and box maker!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 07-09-2018 01:16 PM

They are so adorable so little!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-09-2018 01:34 PM

so cute … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 07-09-2018 02:10 PM

Cool bandsaw boxes. Nice work on them and nice finish!!

Jim

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

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TomGrin

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#5 posted 07-09-2018 03:08 PM

Cool boxes. I like the contrast. You’re right about the boxes being addictive.

-- Lets make some sawdust. Tom

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#6 posted 07-09-2018 09:08 PM

Great looking boxes. A few years ago I got bored and decided to start making BS boxes the size of a dollar bill. It was fun and I got over it fast. And they did sell.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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KimAccurso

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#7 posted 07-09-2018 11:41 PM



These are great looking little bandsaw boxes Kim. I love walnut and the contrasting handles look so nice! I have to admit you can learn alot from Big Al he s a great teacher and box maker!

- woodshaver Tony C


Thanks Tony and yes, I have learned a lot from Al and his tutorials as well!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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KimAccurso

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#8 posted 07-09-2018 11:42 PM



Cool boxes. I like the contrast. You re right about the boxes being addictive.

- TomGrin


Ok, Tom, just waiting to see what you’ve come up with! :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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KimAccurso

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#9 posted 07-09-2018 11:45 PM

Thanks guys for the compliments, they are fun little pieces to do and I think I’ll stash a few to keep for birthday and christmas presents when those times creep up on me. They are fun projects to take your mind away from those other more detailed/accuracy required kind of projects – and of course to use up all those scraps you tend to hoard!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#10 posted 07-15-2018 10:24 PM

Wonderful band saw boxes

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

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