1st bandsaw box

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Project by ed220 posted 10-11-2011 01:18 AM 1260 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know… everyone get’s tired of lookiing at them but it’s my first and it was an interesting project. Had a lot of
1/4 ” exotic scraps laying around and wanted to try something different. They were black walnut, hickory, cocobolo,padauk, oak and poplar. Glued them all together and proceeded to cut a random shape on my recently acquired Delta bandsaw that I got off craigslist for 50 bucks (yes tool gloat included at no extra charge ). Sanded it down to 600 grit and applied some Renaissance wax to it and called it a day. I have to admit, they are fun to build.

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 01:40 AM

On the contrary, we never get tired of looking, for in terms of work it sure beats having to do it yourself. Besides, we’re all pack-rats of nice little details as well as avoiding mistakes.
Yes they’re fun and you have done well. I like the laminated look and the two tone handle. Let’s have some more.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 10-11-2011 01:49 AM

I have not done one yet, but hope it turns out as nice as yours.
Well Done

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 10-11-2011 02:22 AM

I’d agree with Gene, never tire of looking at these things. I always like to see how others approach them as well. The numerous woods look pretty cool.


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

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#4 posted 10-11-2011 06:05 AM

Turned out great. They are fun to make.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#5 posted 10-11-2011 09:37 AM

Well done, glad you enjoyed the making!

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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#6 posted 10-11-2011 01:05 PM

Very nice, lots of color on this one.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 10-11-2011 01:14 PM

That’s pretty cool. I like it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 10-11-2011 02:37 PM

love the wood choice

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 10-11-2011 04:01 PM

Very nice. I really enjoy seeing these. I will have to make sometime to make my first BS box. Hope it turns out as nice as yours. Thanks

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Heidi Neely

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#10 posted 10-11-2011 07:21 PM

This is not your ordinary bandsaw box….love the layering of color on this one! Good way to use your scraps in a creative way :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#11 posted 10-12-2011 05:46 AM

Thanks for the compliments everyone.Makes me want to hang out in my shop more.

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