Heartbox, a bandsawn box

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Project by TonyWard posted 1053 days ago 4267 views 34 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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#2 posted 1053 days ago

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

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#3 posted 1053 days ago

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 1053 days ago

Really nice. Detailed.

-- Jeff,

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#5 posted 1053 days ago

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 1053 days ago

uniqué creative design :-)

thank´s for sharing with us


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#7 posted 1053 days ago

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

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#8 posted 1053 days ago


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 1053 days ago

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

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#11 posted 1053 days ago

Great intricate box. I’m impressed.

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

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#12 posted 1053 days ago

That is amazing!

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#13 posted 1053 days ago

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

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#14 posted 1053 days ago

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

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#15 posted 1053 days ago

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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