First bandsaw box

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Project by JAcker posted 01-29-2012 03:07 AM 1596 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It seems like every time you check out new projects, there is a band saw box. Here’s mine. It was made from a solid chunk of hickory (from the same tree that smashed my garage causing me to renovate, get a workshop and finally get some real tools…). the handle is cut from the inside of the box.

Finish is mineral oil and wax.

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 03:28 AM

very nice. sorry to hear about the tree crash. hope nobody was hurt. Hickory always has such awesome grain

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

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 03:29 AM

That is a great job, especially for the first time. That’s a real nice clean cut on the face, showing that you have the knack for BS boxes.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 03:45 AM

Good first effort band saw box. Sounds like the tree crashing was a blessing in disguise .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 04:25 AM

Great job, man!

-- Learning patience quicker than I am the art of woodworking...

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 05:09 AM

Oh, you silly trees. Making men get real tools. Twas a gift from God.

And your bandsaw box looks great. Nice job!

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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#6 posted 02-04-2012 07:33 AM

that looks great. how do you cut the inside out so nicely? i’m trying to make an engagement ring box and i’m floating different ideas around for boxes to make.

-- Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. -Aldous Huxley

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 07:28 PM

Yes, I love that hickory tree more than ever…

btoon84 – full disclosure – I learned about bandsaw boxes on YouTube. Great videos (although a lot that show some really lacking shop safety…) for getting ideas. I cut the basic box and then was going to use a Forstner bit on the drill press and make a nice round inside opening. Then I watched another video… cut the back and the front off the drawer piece, then cut out the inside of your drawer piece. Then glue all the drawer chunks back together – I used that inside of the drawer to make my pull. Obviously you loose your kerf thickness to your drawer from those two cuts You can make simple puzzle boxes this way, although I have not been happy with my prototypes yet – too much wiggle room from the kerf, maybe poor technique.

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#8 posted 02-06-2012 07:16 PM

cool. thanks Jacker, after commenting on this one. (was one of the first i came across.) i found a couple videos that showed how to do it. : ) Cant wait to make one.

-- Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. -Aldous Huxley

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