My first Bandsawn Box #1

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Project by Karson posted 2408 days ago 2862 views 6 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I started to make my first bandsawn Box back on January 2 when I posted this picture of the block of Big Leaf Maple Burl that I’ve had for a few years.

The blog for the creation is here

Here is the underside of the box lid.

The box was quite easy to be made, I thought that the bandsaw blade was dull and I was correct. You can see the burn marks on the wood throughout the blog.

I was going to post another blog on welding bandsaw blades but I ran out of time, so I used the dull blade. The welding blog will be created I promise.

The box was fun to make. The only reason I’ve never made one is I never started one.

Have to make a few more. I’ve got about 4-5 more pieces of wood like this one.

I was going to put a heart as the handle pickup but there was not enough wood. Maybe next time.

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

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#1 posted 2408 days ago

Saw this on the other post. Looks even better here due to larger photos.

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#2 posted 2408 days ago

Great project. I’ve got one of those on my list of things to make.

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

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#3 posted 2408 days ago

I have never seen one done it quite this way. I like it.
That is really cool how the handle cutoffs form the lid alignment thingy.
And of course, what a wonderful hunk-o-wood.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 2408 days ago

That is a really unique box. You certainly have enlightened me with respect to burls. I will never look at them with disinterest again. It is amazing what is actually hidden inside these pieces of wood.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 2408 days ago

I have a bit of burl that looks just like that one you started with. Thanks for the idea. Great project by the way.

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

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#6 posted 2408 days ago

Extremely cool, Karson!

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

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#7 posted 2408 days ago

very nice Karson … you are the woodworker of champions

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 2408 days ago

Karson, That is really cool. My kind of bansawn box. The basket is neat. It’s an unexpected surprise when you open it. Great idea.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 2408 days ago

Beautiful grain and very interesting design.


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#10 posted 2408 days ago

Thanks for the comments. It was fun.

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

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#11 posted 2408 days ago

Nice Karson! Simple and undisturbed.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#12 posted 2407 days ago

Hey Karson;

Great work, and when you tire of it you can glue it back together and have a block of wood!

Very cool, a reversable project! What a concept.LOL


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 2407 days ago

Lee Who says that you are not very observant. My wife hasn’t seen it yet. She was looking at a small box on the table and she asked is it smaller than this.

I said yes.

She replied,”What can I put in it?”

I didn’t reply.

My birthday is before valentines Day. So I get a gift for my birthday and then she expects a gift for Valentines Day.

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

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#14 posted 2407 days ago

Nice work, Mate!

I’ve tried bandsaw boxes on at least four different occasions – after that decided to stick to small wooden boxes, which Karson, I love!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#15 posted 2407 days ago

A Beautiful Bandsaw Burl Basket Box. Nice work indeed.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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