A Band Saw of Brothers

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Project by blackcherry posted 1066 days ago 1683 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Helllo LJ’s, here a run of band saw boxes from Lois Ventura’s famous band saw box book. I went a little over board on this run no pun intended. Using a variety of figured woods from B.E. Maple, Blk. Walnut , Curly Maple, Blk. Cherry, Rosewood, and a wonderful find on Craigslist some Mahogany. I used a French polish for a finish and have yet to finish the inside draw with the decorative lining which may take place over the week-end. These are a start on the holiday stash, hope you enjoy and happy woodworking…BC

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Patrick Jaromin

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#1 posted 1066 days ago

They look great, Wilson! Which one’s mine? ;)

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#2 posted 1066 days ago

Wonderful work, Wilson. You have been busy with these.
What kind of lining will you put in the drawers?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 1066 days ago

Now that is truly a family of bandsaw boxes.. well done Wilson…I have made these but not laminated with different timbers.. I may have to get back to them…

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

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#4 posted 1066 days ago

Love the different combinations! Top right picture for sure. Well done sir.


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#5 posted 1065 days ago

Wilson: A great set of bandsawn boxes.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 1065 days ago

yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes. nice wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 1065 days ago

Thanks guys for your input, these B.S. Boxes are quite fun to build and finish as well. Here are some pic’s of the finish.

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#8 posted 1065 days ago

I hear the music, I like the theme.

Its hard to pick a favourite here. They are all good and the finish is wonderful. The curves are accurately continuous and I like the wood mixes as well.

Good post

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

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#9 posted 1065 days ago

Very very nice, BC.
That finish looks wonderful.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 1065 days ago

these are gorgeous. how many coats did you rub out for the finish?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#11 posted 1065 days ago

Sharon, after doing so many you lose count, est. 20 I quest ,I go til I’m satisfied. The best part of French polish is that you can always revisit and add more coats at a later date and go to extreme polishing brilliants. These were only polished with 400 grit paper. I would like to take them to a 1200 if time permits. Thanks for viewing my friend…BC

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#12 posted 1065 days ago

A nice array of boxes and selection of timbers used ~ well done!

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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Roman Hrytsak

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#13 posted 1064 days ago

You do good work. Keep ‘em coming.
I plan to do some laminates with my boots. Your work has inspired me to act!!! RH

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#14 posted 1063 days ago

Wilson, as others have commented: beautiful boxes with a spectacular finish. These demonstrate the beauty of wood and wood combinations.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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