Heartbox, a bandsawn box

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Project by TonyWard posted 09-03-2011 09:19 AM 5959 views 35 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch


A two drawer bandsawn box, using Australian Red Cedar.

Inspired by a Federal era Heartback chair, as displayed in April 2011 edition of Fine WoodWorking magazine, No. 218 (rear cover page)

It was fun to make!

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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#1 posted 09-03-2011 09:24 AM


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 09-03-2011 11:52 AM

Exceptional. A lot of work and planning went into this.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#3 posted 09-03-2011 12:16 PM

Beautiful design, I especially like the drawer within the drawer.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#4 posted 09-03-2011 01:13 PM

Really nice. Detailed.

-- Jeff,

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#5 posted 09-03-2011 01:17 PM

Gee that’s good. Nice wood too – it gives me an idea of what to look out for.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#6 posted 09-03-2011 01:24 PM

uniqué creative design :-)

thank´s for sharing with us


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#7 posted 09-03-2011 02:04 PM

Great design and implementation. Is the front carved, or did you somehow use a router?

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#8 posted 09-03-2011 02:08 PM


Thank you everyone for your kind words.

All hand carved and finished, the only machine used was the bandsaw.

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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#10 posted 09-03-2011 02:57 PM

Well done – all I can say is I love it!!

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#11 posted 09-03-2011 03:17 PM

Great intricate box. I’m impressed.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#12 posted 09-03-2011 03:38 PM

That is amazing!

-- Have a great day.

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#13 posted 09-03-2011 04:09 PM

That the best bandsaw box I’ve ever seen! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 09-03-2011 04:12 PM

a definite step above the average band saw box very impressive. a real work of art.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 09-03-2011 04:30 PM

The patience and planning needed to make this box are evident. Every time I looked at the pictures I could pick up another detail that was amazing. Taking an iconic form and transforming it into a box is way cool.


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