Bandsaw box- Just for Karson!

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Project by Betsy posted 01-04-2008 03:53 AM 2250 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted this little box before but Karson asked that I post with a few additional pictures. I could not add to the previous post so here it is in a new format. This is the Minnow in miniature. This is the same design that I made for my boss at work (his is considerably larger) – both were made of of Mahogany – just by coincidence.

The box was made mostly on the scroll saw – I had to use the eraser end of a pencil to guide it through the blade. The inside is flocked. The little handle is made out of a walnut scrap. The handle was also rough cut on the scroll saw and then to final sand I had to hold it in a pair of tweezers that were themselves held in my metal vise. As I recall (this is an old project) I had to use a rubber band to hold the tweezers tight around the handle.) Gluing it on was also done by placing it in position with the tweezers.

All in all it was a fun “little” project. I’ve been getting the bug to do some more miniature stuff. We’ll see what I come up with.

Thanks for looking.



-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 01-04-2008 04:25 AM

Karson should be pleased Betsy. Very nice job.

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

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#2 posted 01-04-2008 04:40 AM

Very cool, Betsy!

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

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#3 posted 01-04-2008 11:57 AM

So tiny….that’s great

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 01-04-2008 12:53 PM

Very cool. Miniature work takes a good eye and a steady hand. Nice work. For me, small is hard. My fingers just don’t move like they used to.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 01-04-2008 01:32 PM

hehehe the teeny tiny boxes .. so cute.

a difficult job, I’m sure.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 01-04-2008 01:33 PM

You pulled it off nicely.

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#7 posted 01-04-2008 03:01 PM

Great Betsy. a very nice box.

It’s beautiful

-- 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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#8 posted 01-04-2008 03:46 PM

very nice betsy , the tiny projects are soo amazing ! great work

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#9 posted 01-04-2008 07:58 PM

Real nice. I need to try this someday.

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

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#10 posted 01-05-2008 01:04 AM

How are your fingers? I make a box about that size. Every time I make some my fingers are a bloody mess. It really looks great. I really love that dime … says it all doesn’t it. Great job.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#11 posted 01-06-2008 07:45 PM

Odie—- no knicks, cuts or anything. The secret is the pencil eraser. I keep my fingers well away from the blade. People think a scroll saw blade cut should not be to bad—- but they hurt just the same.

Thanks all for looking!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#12 posted 01-06-2008 09:24 PM

It sure is cute!

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

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#13 posted 01-07-2008 02:05 PM

I use an old clarinet reed for moving the wood around, near the blade.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 04-06-2008 11:02 PM

I’ve checked out all of your projects you’ve submitted, and like all of them. Great work. And I really like this small box.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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#15 posted 04-06-2008 11:48 PM

mini is always a challenge. nice work

-- making sawdust....

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