Band Saw box "rock box"

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Project by David "Lucky Dawg" Brown posted 05-13-2011 08:31 PM 3894 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box design is from Sculpted band saw boxes book.
The front and back is maple burl
The middle is dark walnut
the other layers are poplar and oak
The handles are made of burl also.
They need to change the name of these boxes to sanding boxes! hahahaha!
This box was fun to make and i hope you enjoy the pictures.

All comments are welcome good and bad!
Thank you for your time!
Lucky Dawg

-- dumpster diver delux

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#1 posted 05-13-2011 08:33 PM

Hello David

You ‘ve done a fantastic work on this bandsaw box

I love it

THanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 05-13-2011 08:47 PM

That thing looks huge! How big is it? Great work!

-- christopheralan

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#3 posted 05-13-2011 08:51 PM

Thank you Diggerjack

The box is 6” deep 6” tall and 9 1/2” wide

-- dumpster diver delux

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#4 posted 05-13-2011 09:10 PM

Gorgeous piece. I now have a small idea how these boxes are made. What size of blade do you use? Assuming this is made with a solid wood glue-up, do you cut the inside of the drawers with the bandsaw as well? Tks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#5 posted 05-13-2011 10:28 PM

Thank you tyka!
I used a 3/16” blade timber wolf
It is made from laminated pieces of solid wood!
first i cut the outside of the box and do a basic shape the i want to the front and sides.
Then depending if the back is glued on or taped, i remove it.
The drawers are cut out then the fronts and backs of the drawers are cut then the inside
of the drawers are cut out and glued back together to form a drawer.
The back is then glued on the box.
I then shape the front and sides of the box and drawers.
then sand and sand and sand and sand some more and sand some more…
whaa laaa a dirty dusty box that is ready for the finish shop.

-- dumpster diver delux

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 10:58 PM


-- Eclectic wood, wire, stone and bead lover

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#7 posted 05-14-2011 01:10 AM

Pretty cool seeing that.


-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 05-14-2011 04:02 AM

David, Both of the boxes look great. Love the size of this one.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 05-14-2011 06:45 AM

that is one heck-of-a hunk o bandsaw box. Wow! very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 05-28-2011 06:49 PM

realy beautiful david gonna try and find that book also !! great job thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 05-28-2011 10:26 PM

Absolutely beautiful box. You are already a master box maker.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 05-28-2011 10:33 PM

Nice job David very lucky Dawg, we have a shop not far from me a specialist furniture centre and he has a few like this in his shop window for sale so someone else must be doing the same good work as yourself well done again young man. I can say that now I’m 60 LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 12-10-2012 08:12 PM

I for one (I imagine of many) would love a tutorial on making them!

Fantastic futuristic looking piece.

-- just rjR

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