Bandsaw Box

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Project by cajunpen posted 09-07-2011 07:08 AM 2043 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this piece of 1 1/2” stock lying around and decided to glue it up and make a Bandsaw box. The box is 10 3/4” long and 2 7/8” high by 4 1/2” deep. I just sliced the top and bottom off and cut the inside out on the bandsaw. Finish is Watco Danish Oil and Wipe on Poly. Now that the weather is improving, I’ll get back to work in the shop a little more.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 09-07-2011 07:17 AM

Very nice….....

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 08:25 AM

nice work

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 08:40 AM

Very nice work. How did you hide the entrance or is it under the lid in the picture? We go to the shop when the weather gets bad up here ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 09:05 AM


Nice work. I find lidded and open trays are a good seller.

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#5 posted 09-07-2011 11:59 AM

Bill, I am sure this was a fun project and a good way to use up those pieces of scrap that we just can’t bear to part with.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 09-07-2011 01:15 PM

YOur baox came out really nice!!

Thanks for sharing!


-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#7 posted 09-07-2011 02:30 PM

I like the cool, clean shape, Bill.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 09-07-2011 03:55 PM

Semms like you are getting the box building bug again Bill..Looking good.

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#9 posted 09-07-2011 08:23 PM

Boxes are fun aren’t they…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 09-07-2011 10:30 PM

Nice looking piece.

I can’t see if you’ve done it already, but
could you slice off a little of the cut out ‘inside’ piece and glue it to inside of the top to locate the top in place, or would there be too much clearance caused by the blade kerf – so it it was a ‘sloppy’ fit.

I suppose it depends how much the ‘side’ section closed up when the saw blade entrance gap was eliminated.

I hope the above makes sense LOL

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#11 posted 09-08-2011 12:44 AM

Thanks for all of your comments, I appreciate them

TopamaxSurvivor, the entrance/exit slice is on the back side (of the photo). It really isn’t that noticeable though.

Don, I do have a piece glued to the lid (underside) to make a nice fit. What I did was mill a piece of the same material that the box is made from down to about 1/8t”. I then turned the box upside down, before I glued on the bottom, and traced the opening for the lid onto the scrap piece, then cut that to fit exactly in the opening. Results – great fitting lid. I agree with you, I hate a sloppy fit on my lids.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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