Band Saw Box - Wings of Flight

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Project by FloridaArt posted 06-19-2011 06:50 PM 1816 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

June, 2011—Maybe I should start giving my band saw creations some creative names. This one reminds me of a seagull, hence “Wings of Flight.” I guess it is kind of like paint. There are thousands of colors, and each one has a cute name.

To be honest, this is from a piece of scrap from another project I am still working on. I was actually going the throw this in the firewood pile for Sawdust Tom’s son up north in Jacksonville. But as I started looking at it in my hands, an idea emerged to make what you see.

Most of the body is oak, which came from a cut-down tree in Atlanta, and given to me by Sawdust Jack, a fellow woodworker who lives there and works in the same company as me. The slivers at the top and bottom are pine, and I’d guess southern yellow pine.

Construction is pretty straightforward. In fact, if there were no curves, this could have been made on the table saw. However I used the band saw, a much more creative tool! There are two coats of rub-on satin poly. Final comment, I really like how this box feels in my hands. Dimensions are 6.5” x 2” x 2.25” high.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 07:00 PM

Nice little box. I really like the unusual form and conforming lid.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 06-19-2011 07:12 PM

You should get your bandsaw recalibrated to take out that curve. LOL! Nice job and a new twist on the ole square.

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

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Donna Menke

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#3 posted 06-19-2011 07:23 PM

I like it too. Curvy curves- what is not to like. As you say- band saw boxes allow for a lot of creativity. Good job.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#4 posted 06-19-2011 07:53 PM

One of the more creative band saw boxes I have seen.
Very nice workmanship my friend.


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 06-19-2011 08:26 PM

I’d have to agree with rance, you need to do something about that blade drift! :-)

Great use of scrap, Art. I really like the compound curves.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 06-19-2011 10:01 PM

that is very cool and wavy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 06-19-2011 10:02 PM


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

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#8 posted 06-20-2011 02:03 PM

Love them curves. Nice box!
Reminds me of the scraper holder I made:

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