First Try at Bandsaw Box

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Project by John posted 11-03-2011 03:59 AM 1110 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a little time to kill while waiting for stain to dry on another project and thought I’d try my hand at one of these bandsaw boxes. I got inspired to try it after looking at all the different photos on here. I made it out of one solid cherry cut-off left over from another project. Let me know what you think. Still need to make a couple small knobs for the drawers. Think I’ll do some small round maple knobs.

-- John, Rocky Mount, VA

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#1 posted 11-03-2011 04:11 AM

Very cool. Love cherry wood. Nice finish. Keep going.

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#2 posted 11-03-2011 06:29 AM

Very pretty there John.
That cherry will just get nicer looking as it ages.
Nice job on your entry cuts too.
Your photography skills are way better then mine as well! lol

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#3 posted 11-03-2011 06:38 AM

Pretty wonderful job

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#4 posted 11-03-2011 01:44 PM

Very nice for your first.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 11-04-2011 12:06 AM

Very nice!

Here’s a small tip / suggestion for you – place a thin layer of felt under each drawer. That way they slide nicely AND it evens up the gap between the top and bottom.

Keep up the great work!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#6 posted 11-04-2011 01:23 AM

Anyone know of any good books on how to do bandsaw boxes?

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 11-04-2011 01:37 PM

Darn it!

KnotCurser must be a mind reader – his post not only makes the same points as I was going to write, but he uses almost exactly the same words!

But I’ll add that the cherry looks super, and the entry points are very difficult to spot.

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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