Fish Bandsaw Jewelry Box

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Project by MarkNE posted 1367 days ago 2428 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to do my first bandsaw Box and had a piece of walnut available that would work. I learned a lot about bandsaw boxes and look forward to doing more for Christmas.

The finish is 2 coats of poly and wax covering. I gave it to my wife as she said she liked it and I have not done anything personal for her yet. I did not flock the interior because she said that looks cheap and so I just finished the interior with finish.

Probably took 3-4 hours total not including glue set time.

Just a note. The walnut was from a friend who found it in an old farm shed. It was poorly stacked and left to dry for probably 10-15 years. It takes a lot to remove the twists and get something square enough to work with but the color is really special.

Mark NE

-- Mark, Nebraska

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Mary Anne

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#1 posted 1367 days ago

I like it, too! Terrific original design.
Maybe not a word most woodworkers look for on a project, but it is darned cute!

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#2 posted 1367 days ago


Great design and well excuted, particularly as it is your first bandsawn box – Well done!

Looking forward to seeing more of your work here!

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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#3 posted 1367 days ago

Very creative and well executed! And that’s some beautiful walnut, too.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 1367 days ago

great design

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 1367 days ago

Pretty design and nicely done

I like the idea of the fish

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 1367 days ago

Great design. if my daughter seen it she would be hounding me to make her one. At her house she has 6 fish tanks.

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

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Joe Weaver

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#7 posted 1367 days ago

very nice job

-- Joe, Ga

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#8 posted 1367 days ago

Now that is pretty cool! Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 1367 days ago

Clever handles. This is a great example of a good looking bandsaw box.

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#10 posted 1366 days ago

Clever and Beautiful! I like it Great Job!
Look forward to seeing more.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 853 days ago

looks like a whale of a good bandsaw box

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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