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Project by Leon posted 03-27-2011 03:13 AM 1899 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the recent addition of my bandsaw, I have been looking for different types of boxes to make. I was searching youtube for some ideas and came across a video showing a guitar bandsaw box. I went to the website:
http://designer-woods.com/

and contacted Dave (what a wonderful guy) to ask if he sold plans for the guitar. He was very nice and sold me the plans even though they aren’t listed on his site.
I only modified the drawer pulls, I cut out small guitars.

Anyway, the wood used is spalted maple I got from someone that thought it was junk (got it dirt cheap).
I finished it with 6 coats of Arm-R-Seal oil & eurethane.

While my guitar box isn’t nearly as nice as Mr. Watkins’ I am very happy with it.

I made this for my nephew who is a budding artist in the music business.
My sister video taped him opening it (they live in a different state), and his reaction was worth more than any amount of money.

What I learned….
How to let go when it was done.

CA glue doesn’t adhere to polyeurethane at all (big bummer)
Learned how to shape with a sanding drum.
I am getting better at sanding with the grain.

What I need to learn…
how to apply the topcoat around the drawer pulls without getting streaking.

The dimensions are 16.5” X 6” X 3”
I hope you enjoy.





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FunkadelicAlex

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 03:23 AM

That is a really cool looking project. Great job. I really like the guitar handles.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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KylesWoodworking

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 03:27 AM

Nice box! Bandsaw boxes are addicting. Liked how you added what you learned and what you need to learn, good touch.
Thanks for sharing,
Kyle

-- http://www.kyleswoodworking.com http://www.facebook.com/kyleswoodworking

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Woodbutcher3

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 03:35 AM

Great work. I love it. Very well done
Heart break give away – but rewarding!
And – it’s good to see another shop that looks like mine…..

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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58j35bonanza

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 03:38 AM

I saw that same box the other night on his you-tube videos, the guy has about any style you can think of. Did you add a secret drawer in it?
You did a great job on it. I really like how you did the drawer pulls.

-- Chuck

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majuvla

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 06:58 AM

That’s awsomeWonderfull idea!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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TonyWard

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 08:28 AM

Well done

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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steliart

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#7 posted 03-27-2011 04:20 PM

nice work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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stanley_clifton

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#8 posted 03-27-2011 11:53 PM

Tasty box.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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rance

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#9 posted 03-29-2011 05:34 AM

Yep, that one’s really cool. I like the secret drawer. I could use it for my secret picks. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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CheifButterbean

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#10 posted 01-23-2012 05:54 AM

Note to Self… Buy bandsaw ASAP! Looks like alot of fun, Nice work.

-- Butterbean

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