My Version of the Bandsaw Box

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Many wonderful bandsaw boxes on Lumberjocks however I’m kind of a rustic guy. I created these to let my “Rustic” side shine through. They are made from aspen and finished with spar varnish. Since I really dislike installing hinges…especially little hinges I opted to use strong rare earth magnets to hold the tops on. It worked out great. I’m sorry, the pictures could have been better. Back to the shop.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 05:22 AM

That’s truly beautiful. What a wonderful idea to keep the log just the way you found it, yet make it functional. I like it.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 11-30-2011 02:33 PM

Wow…it almost looks ceramic.

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#3 posted 11-30-2011 03:55 PM


-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 11-30-2011 04:07 PM

Very impressive. It Does almost look ceramic. !

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#5 posted 11-30-2011 06:16 PM

I love it!
SANTA! I need a band saw!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#6 posted 11-30-2011 06:29 PM

Very rustic. Just the way I like to do things too!

Great job and a unique way to “hinge” the top!


-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 11-30-2011 07:44 PM

Liken’ it….........

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#8 posted 11-30-2011 09:30 PM

Rustic is where it’s at, my friend! Nice job, beautiful boxes! Another inspiration I have to file away for later. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#9 posted 11-30-2011 11:24 PM

Awesome idea!! I just scored green wood and this would be prefect to use some of it for!! I have a stupid question … If you don’t mind sharing how did you hollow out the inside of the box.. Thanks for posting such a great project!!

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#10 posted 11-30-2011 11:47 PM

This is a rustic beauty. Thanks.

-- 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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#11 posted 12-01-2011 05:02 AM

How did I cut out the center? I sliced off the bottom.. with the band saw after making a flat bottom on the jointer, then sliced off the top, drilled out the inside with a forstner bit and sanded the inside edges with a drum sander in the drill press, then glued the bottom back on. It’s taken quite a few “trial and errror” tries to get the best way figured out.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#12 posted 12-02-2011 02:59 AM

Thanks for sharing how you make the box!! I am planning make some myself. Once again thanks for sharing!!

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#13 posted 12-08-2011 06:46 AM


-- ALEX, from Texas, ( jewelry boxes)

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#14 posted 12-11-2011 05:17 AM

very cool. would make a nice ring box.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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