Daughter's First Band Saw Box

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Project by FloridaArt posted 1331 days ago 1309 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

December, 2010—My 16 year old daughter asked me if I would help her make a band saw box. Of course I would! First we glued up a piece of hardwood between two pieces of pine. Then she traced out the box she wanted to make, no doubt inspired by the Ventura book that I have. Then it was over to the band saw to make some saw dust. She made every cut herself.

Then she sanded it and sprayed on some clear lacquer. Daddy put on the knob and lined the drawer with felt. My daughter signed the bottom. We put it on display in the house. I am proud of her for making this, and she is also glad she did it. She said she had fun!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 1331 days ago

Wow. Very nice first box. She should make more, might get the bug.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 1331 days ago

Good for both of you. I just helped my neice and nephew 14 & 12 make their 1st pens. It was a lot of fun for me. I can’t wait till my 2 girls are old enough.

-- Tom,

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#3 posted 1331 days ago

That is awesome… both of you had fun…together

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 1331 days ago

Good work, Art’s Daughter.

Dad and daughter must have had a good time working on this. It’s a nice looking box. I’d be proud to give it as a gift.

Happy Holidays.

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#5 posted 1330 days ago

Great story, and a very nice box.

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#6 posted 1330 days ago

She did a fine job on this one, I really like how the pine pieces are book matched to reverse the grain. It gives such a cool affect. :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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#7 posted 1329 days ago

Well done Daddy’s daughter.

Tony Ward

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#8 posted 1328 days ago

Looks good

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#9 posted 1310 days ago

Yeah- another generation welcomed to make some band saw boxes. I have taught quite a few people how to design and make these creative boxes, both here in my shop in Texas and traveling to different locations around the country, and every time I’m impressed with how good a job even a beginning woodworker can do- and how much satisfaction they get out of designing it themselves. It adds another degree of satisfaction to know that it is your very own design- or at least design variation.
Good to see youngsters interested in woodworking.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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