My first band saw box

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Project by TDSpade posted 10-15-2011 03:27 PM 3883 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spade shaped band saw box. My first wood shop project in about 24 years. It was fun. But I am rusty. Cutting thick wood on a band saw is a new experience as well. But I will learn with a little practice. It is 5¼ inches high, 4⅛ inches wide, and 4 inches deep. Wood is some kind of pine. Minwax ebony stain on box, red oak stain on drawer. Minwax spray satin finish.

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#1 posted 10-15-2011 03:48 PM

Very cool design. I love making these, my family cannot get enough of them.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 10-15-2011 05:16 PM

great looking box. keep up the good work

-- Joe, Ga

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 05:51 PM

I like this a lot.

Most of the bandsaw boxes I see tend to be so…overwrought.

So how does this work, you cut the back off, saw out the inside, then cut the front and back off the drawer?

- n00b

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 06:10 PM

Beautiful first effort and nice work on the finish

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#5 posted 10-15-2011 11:04 PM


You pretty much got it. I had never heard of a band saw box. But I kept running into them doing google searches on band saws that were coming up on craigslist. I wanted a good deal, and to have an idea of what I was buying.

So I did a search on youtube and found Steve Ramsey’s Woodworking for Mere Mortals channel. And watched his video here,

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#6 posted 10-16-2011 04:18 AM

Nicely done, I like the design.

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#7 posted 10-16-2011 05:50 AM

An instant favourite. Rear handle no handle is perfect for this and a great back visual to boot.
This is a great shape and finish, and while you may be a bit rusty remember that rust never sleeps, nor does it dream.

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#8 posted 10-26-2011 07:32 AM

love this box. whimsical yet classy.

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