My Entry in the WSBB!

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Project by KnotCurser posted 1142 days ago 2239 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, Steve & Sheila, I THINK I might have you both beat!

WSSB stands for World’s Smallest Bandsaw Box – originally challenged by Steve Marin.

I even did a small bit of extra work on this challenge. My box has TWO, that right, TWO different species of wood – Spalted Maple and Walnut.

AND…........ it has a LEG! Beat that!

And yes, those are grains of rice and an American quarter and dime for comparison.

And yes, it is a traditional “Band Sawn” Box— Back cut off the main piece as well as the two sides of the drawers and all glued back together.

I just about lost this thing at the very last second when I was gluing on the door-pull when it slipped out of my hand and right into my scrap bin! Doh! It took over five minutes to find it!

So…............. I have re-issued the challenge!

Steve? Sheila? Beuller? Anyone?



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 1142 days ago

Love this, I am waiting for someone to tell us they have posted “the Kings new robes” where all we can see is the grains of rice, LOL
Go for it guys & gals : )))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1142 days ago

Geeze, Louise!!!! My little bear could put his DENTURES in that one!!!! :D

I humbly bow to you Bob!!! You have dethroned me!

You are incredible!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 1142 days ago

somebody is gonna make one out of a grain of rice…

Nah, I think this is it… you win Bob. You have the smallest… box.

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#4 posted 1142 days ago

No way do I believe that someone won’t make one smaller…...............

SOMEONE will step forth….......

Although my eyes are still crossed and I don’t have any prints left on the tips of my fingers. ;-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#5 posted 1142 days ago

I cry uncle.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 1142 days ago


That lovely glow is actually danish oil – yes I did apply finish to bring out the lovely expanse of Spalting in the Maple – you might be able to see a bit of it on the top.

Truthfully, I applied it to hide a bit of CA Glue Leak-out. ;-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#7 posted 1142 days ago

That is most certainly the smallest. Nice work.


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

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#8 posted 1142 days ago

Bob – Fess up. No way that was cut on a bandsaw. Scrollsaw, I’d guess. Still a remarkable feat. I’m pretty sure that you win!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 1142 days ago

Well of COURSE it was cut on a scroll saw – I don’t hide that fact at all. :-)

If you read Steve’s post, he also admitted to using a Scroll Saw.

I would love to see the bandsaw blade that could cut this thing AND leave you will all of your fingers intact! ;-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#10 posted 1142 days ago

Oh, and BTW, I used a #2/0 blade – basically takes a magnifying glass to see the teeth on it.

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#11 posted 1142 days ago

OMG…that is a micro box! What to store in it, what to store…

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#12 posted 1142 days ago

You guys are all a hoot. I just bought 1000 toothpicks this afternoon. I’ll have my entry soon. It may take me all those toothpicks to get a good one though. :)

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

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#13 posted 1141 days ago

Nice one, Bob.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#14 posted 1141 days ago

This is great but where’s the secret drawer?

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#15 posted 1141 days ago

The secret compartment is there….... I can’t show it to you though or it wouldn’t be a secret! ;-)

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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