Locking Puzzle Bandsaw Box

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Project by ChuckC posted 01-14-2011 05:37 AM 11052 views 31 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a bandsaw box I did for my wife. The corner puzzle piece slides up which lets you slide the cover off. Once the cover is off you find a box inside. The center piece is the top of the inside box.

The box is solid Padauk and is finished with 3 coats of water based polyurethane. I sanded with 320 after the second coat and 600 after the third. After that I applied 2 coats of Jonson paste wax.

Size is 9”x6”x3”
Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 05:48 AM

I really like that a lot.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 06:01 AM

This is very Impressive. Well done. I’m still trying to figure the steps to do this.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 06:10 AM

Very impressive looking box. You took a bandsaw box to a higher level. Very nicely done thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 06:52 AM

wow omg and wow.

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 07:54 AM

Nicely done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 01-14-2011 08:17 AM

That’s an out of the box box ;-) I like it, novel idea, looks good to boot!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 01-14-2011 10:52 AM

that is so cool—and beautiful. ....... a fascinating piece of art

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 01-14-2011 11:07 AM

very nice box! do you have a pattern for this?


-- Lars, woodworker from Norway.

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#9 posted 01-14-2011 04:01 PM

That’s a beautiful box, I just got a 3” thick chunk of walnut from my dad, I think it will become a bandsaw box too.

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#10 posted 01-14-2011 04:30 PM

Very Cool! bet she loves it.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 07:08 PM

Thank you for the kind words!
Lars: it was something I did freehand so I don’t have a pattern.

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#12 posted 01-14-2011 07:14 PM

Very cool. I might have to try my hand at one of these.

I like that you followed the curve in the grain when you cut the outline of the box.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#13 posted 01-15-2011 04:06 AM

Gotta post the pattern for that! I think that is one of the coolest boxes I’ve ever seen. I just finished my first band saw box but it’s nothing like that. Nice job. Let me know if you want to share the patten with me.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#14 posted 01-18-2011 11:09 PM

There’s no pattern for this one, it was freehand.

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#15 posted 03-08-2011 11:57 PM

Very nice. I am still trying to figure out how to make these. What size blade did you use?

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