Rosewood Bandsaw Box

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Project by PocketHole69 posted 12-14-2010 06:44 AM 3492 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m going to call this my first “serious” woodworking project. Everything else I’ve done has been goofing around, skill building, or building out my shop. This box is the first time I’ve actually tried to make something “quality” to give away as a gift, so its pretty special to me at least, even if it’s not perfect.

This is a pretty common band saw box design from that popular book everyone but me seems to have- there are many like it but this one is mine :)

I made a few mistakes, including cutting out the drawer a bit too sloppy for my tastes and making the front and back of the drawer too thin to shape properly. I solved that by cutting the front of the drawer off and replacing it with a scrap piece I scribed perfectly from my box opening. I’m pretty sure this makes it not a true band saw box out of one hunk of wood, but I like how it turned out.

Also, I like to rate my project by how many new tools it justified- this one got me a palm router and an oscillating belt / spindle sander so it was a great success in that department.

-- Jason, Atlanta, GA

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#1 posted 12-14-2010 07:46 AM

Really nice work. I’d be proud to make it a gift to anyone.

Jason, there is no such thing as the perfect band saw box. What you did with the drawer front, many people do on purpose to make the front a contrasting color or to fancy it up with some ornamentation.

I like this a lot.

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#2 posted 12-14-2010 08:57 AM

Nice box. Especially for your first one.I have always liked Rosewood. And like you said the book is very popular, I also have made that box, I used mahagony and gave it away to my neice.

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

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#3 posted 12-14-2010 02:11 PM

Nice looking box! The rosewood is beautiful. Great job!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 03:57 PM

Shhhhhh. You’re not supposed to reveal the secrets to cover mistakes…........Just kidding. We all learn from them. I screwed up and cut the bottom off my first one to cut out the drawer. Boy did I leave a gap after that!!
That is a nice design. I like the open ended boxes where you can cut in twice and make sharp corners. I’ll have to make one of them. I have just made round corner ones so I can clean them up with the spindle sander

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

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#5 posted 12-14-2010 04:12 PM

Jason I’ve made a lot of bandsaw boxes and in my opinion you’ve done a beautiful job here, it looks great.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#6 posted 12-14-2010 05:57 PM

Well done. Sounds like you’re now a “serious” woodworker.

-- Kate,

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#7 posted 12-14-2010 06:08 PM

Hello Pockethole69

Well done

A good choice of wood

A pretty box

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

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#8 posted 12-14-2010 10:45 PM


Well done. My view is that we don’t make mistakes, we create opportunities for innovation!

Thank you for sharing your first effort, I look forward to seeing more of your work here on LJs.!

Tony Ward

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#9 posted 12-16-2010 05:42 PM

That is awesome! Never ceases to amaze me the creations the minds and hands of humans can create.

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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#10 posted 12-21-2010 12:26 AM

Nice son your gettin the hang of this woodworking thing. man I hope to see that in person


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#11 posted 12-21-2010 02:41 AM

Now that is nice, Jason. Very well done. Great choice for a first project, too. Rand

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#12 posted 07-24-2012 04:55 PM

Looks like you been making them for years!!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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