Band Saw Box Attempt

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Project by toyguy posted 01-02-2008 10:53 PM 17687 views 16 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Band saw Box

This is my first attempt at one of these band saw boxes. In fact, I never even heard of such a thing until I joined the LJ community. After seeing all the great boxes here, I just had to give it a try.
This box is my own design, inspired from the information available at Tony Ward’s web site. His site is fantastic. Lots of information and how to’s, even some free plans.
I wanted to keep it real simple for my first effort. Grabbed a piece of left over 4×4 cedar fence post, drew a few reference lines and went to the band saw. Much to my surprise these little boxes are a lot easier than what I had expected. They also build fast. I was about 4 hours total on mine. Mind you, I could have done a bit better finish on it. Some more sanding for sure. Made a drawer pull from a bit of bass wood scrap, and a couple of coats of wipe on poly and a coat of paste wax and I was ready for some pictures. Not sure what I’ll do with this thing, but maybe one of the kids will want it.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 01-02-2008 10:58 PM

Very attractive shape. Glad you had fun with this one… like you said, they are fairly simple and quick. But also open to lots of design possibilities.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 01-02-2008 11:01 PM

it’s beautiful.
so many little treasures can fit in the drawer.
The finish, in my opinion, is beautiful – very soft and natural looking.

a 4×4 fence post. go figure!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 01-02-2008 11:05 PM

Great job Toyguy. I must get around to trying one as well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 01-02-2008 11:34 PM

I’m with Grumpy, gotta try one of these. Nice work.

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#5 posted 01-02-2008 11:51 PM

This one came out quite nice! When they follow nice curves like that, they are very appealing. Nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 01-02-2008 11:53 PM

Very nice!

I’ve gotta do some research. I see these bandsaw boxes posted here all the time, and I just don’t quite “get” how it is done.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 01-03-2008 12:26 AM

Turned out great, specially for a first try.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#8 posted 01-03-2008 12:45 AM

Very nice especially for the first time. This competition is shaping up to be a good one!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 01-03-2008 12:55 AM

Charlie.. check out Tony Ward's website (he’s a member here) he gives directions on “how to”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 01-03-2008 04:24 AM


Well done, I look forward to see your next bandsawn box! One ready for this Winter’s competition?

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#11 posted 01-03-2008 07:45 AM

Brian I think that your first band saw box may have inspired a few of us to give it a try.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 01-03-2008 08:06 AM

Really nice design, and it looks great. I really like how the drawer sides curl inward the slightest bit. Oops, gotta go… I hear my band saw calling me…

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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#13 posted 01-03-2008 02:15 PM

Nice box.

-- Jiri

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#14 posted 01-03-2008 06:54 PM

Nice shape, nice box!

-- Marty Ohio

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#15 posted 01-03-2008 07:01 PM

Great Box. I start my first one last night. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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