My first bandsaw box

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Project by keel5 posted 01-08-2012 01:31 PM 5622 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been lurking for a while now and was inspired to make my first post by all the posts about bandsaw boxes. So here is the first one I did. I made it about a year ago and have done a few since but I am the worst at remembering to take pictures before giving the projects to the person it was made for. Let me know what you think..

The wood is purple heart, cherry and walnut in the center. The pulls are pieces of the cherry cut out.

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#1 posted 01-08-2012 01:38 PM

Excellent work, beautiful harmony of colors, good design …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#2 posted 01-08-2012 01:39 PM

Good work

-- Vince

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 02:13 PM

Very beautifully done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-08-2012 02:37 PM

impressive bs box. gr8 wood combos. nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 01-08-2012 04:43 PM

Great looking box with a really nice finish. I did a layered box not too long ago and it was fun.Great job.

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#6 posted 01-08-2012 04:45 PM

Very nice!! yours is inspiration for me to finally make one

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#7 posted 01-08-2012 05:14 PM

My first bandsaw box was also a heart. Mine is out of redheart and ebony Yours is so much better!

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#8 posted 01-08-2012 06:54 PM

A very cool looking band saw box. good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 01-08-2012 10:43 PM

Nice work.

We should keep an image record of all our work, not only to share but also as a reminder in times to come and to compare how our skills have improved over the time!

Jen I reckon your heart box is very good!

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#10 posted 01-09-2012 02:28 AM

Very impressive first box. Well done!

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#11 posted 01-09-2012 02:30 AM

Your first? No fair being so good your first time

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#12 posted 01-09-2012 06:03 AM

I think you did a mighty fine job on your first band saw box. I just made my first box the other day and posted it here also. Your box looks Great!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 01-09-2012 06:35 AM

really cool. i have been planning on making one but only have basswood and butternut in my shop and all of the butternut is already roughed out for other carvings. You have a great talent.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#14 posted 01-10-2012 01:48 AM

Thank You for all the nice comments. This box had to come out as near perfect as I could get it. It was a gift for a very good friend of mine who deserves nothing less.

I do have some pictures of a few other projects that I will try to post soon.

P.S. Jen, that is a fine heart box that you made. Mine is not better just different.

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#15 posted 01-11-2012 05:39 AM

Your heart’s fallen over, but it’s still in the right place – woodworking.
Nice work – keep posting.

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

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