Bandsaw box, for my desk box

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This is a project that is very simple, and can be finished in just a few hours.

I needed a box for my desk that I could keep pens, pencils, paper clips and what ever in.
I laid out the shape directly onto a piece of sapele and then used my bandsaw to cut out the different compartments.

I sketched out the sides on what I believe to be red oak. (Free pallet wood)

The only tough part of this type of box is laying out the holes to place the pins that hold the lid in place.

The pins should be close to the bottom of the lid. This keeps the top from opening too far, and acts like a lid stop.
I used my router with a 1/4” rounder bit to ease some of the sides.

The finish is boiled linseed oil with a wipe on poly, sanded between coats and then used Johnson’s paste wax.

-- Chuck

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#1 posted 04-24-2011 02:43 AM

Hey Charles that looks awful darn nice.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 04-24-2011 02:58 AM

that is a cool approch to a bandsaw box——really in a class of its own—-great looker

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#3 posted 04-24-2011 03:02 AM

now that is a great looking bandsaw box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 04-24-2011 03:40 AM

You have a way with your bandsaw, Charles. Very nice!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 04-24-2011 07:35 AM

Love the color, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 04-24-2011 01:09 PM

Love this Bonanza-box!

I need to get myself a bandsaw. How wide did you make this?

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#7 posted 04-25-2011 04:59 PM

Cool little box, I like your ingenuity and craftsmanship, well done, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#8 posted 04-26-2011 02:46 AM

Thank you all, for the comments. just love these bandsaw boxes. It’s hard to screw one up.


I will have to get that for you.
I really didn’t measure anything.
I did lay a pencil on it to make sure it was long enough.

-- Chuck

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