Missy's Box

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Project by BenR posted 1234 days ago 1542 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box if for the remains of my friend’s dog that passed. The plans are from Woodcraft (I think), and are for a music box. I just omitted that part, so it would be large enough. First attempt using the bandsaw to make a box.
It is mahogany with a maple strip. The finish is boiled linseed and wax. Next time, I would use the hinge suggested (instead of what I had) as it looks awkward. Fun project and I learned a lot (more bandsaw practice). Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 1234 days ago

Very nice, it amazes me the variety of band saw boxes that can be made, beautiful wood and good construction make this another great example, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#2 posted 1234 days ago

A nice tribute to man’s best friend.

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

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#3 posted 1234 days ago

Nice, I love all the different style boxes that can be made using the bandsaw. Nice work.

-- Chuck

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#4 posted 1234 days ago

I like it very nicely done.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1233 days ago

Nice job from a fellow Virginian (transplanted). I like how you used the strip of maple down the body of the box to fill the saw kerf! Good idea. I just got a new bandsaw and I’m already to work on this plan’s outline, although I decided to forgo the inlay strips and the divider…I’m gonna attempt a basswood top with a carving on it. Welcome to LumberJocks.

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#7 posted 1232 days ago

Thanks to all for the compliments and encouragement! Jesse-will be waiting to see your basswood box.

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#8 posted 1232 days ago

Nikki, this is a beautiful box and I know that your friend must have been thrilled when he or she received it. Most people want a special container to store those ashes in and you have made one.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 1216 days ago

Nice work Nikki, thing made with a heart is always special

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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