Scrollsaw Box

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Project by terryR posted 913 days ago 2035 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at a scroll saw or band saw box…used both tools. super simple construction since I have no joinery skills yet. The lid keeper is hidden in the photos. Woods used are black walnut and curly maple…finished with gel wipe-on poly then wax. approx size is 5×7x3”. Learned a lot…next one is already started, of course!

...any comments welcomed…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#1 posted 913 days ago

Good eye for grain and color. Nice finish. Great job.

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#2 posted 913 days ago

Great eye for wood combo. super build.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 913 days ago

Hello terryR

Welcome to LJ’s

A nicely first attempt

Great work and nicely contrast between the two woods

I like it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#4 posted 913 days ago

Welcome to LJs
Your choice of shape and woods are perfect ,wonderful band saw box.Great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 913 days ago

Beautiful wood combination and finish. Nice design : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 912 days ago

Very nice looking box, color and grain are great.

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#7 posted 912 days ago

My, that is pretty. Love the wood combo.
Good design and finish too.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 912 days ago

Love your work Terry- spoons and box. Looking forward to seeing more. RH

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#9 posted 911 days ago

Simple, subtle, beautiful.

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

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#10 posted 911 days ago

That’s a beautiful little box, Terry. Very well done. I’m a bit of a box-a-holic myself. I’ve done a couple of scroll saw boxes also. Keep up the good work.


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#11 posted 909 days ago

Beautiful box. Curly maple used that way really enhances the design!! Thanks for sharing…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 909 days ago

Terry you fooled me. The band saw boxes I make have lid and base same wood. Cut outside shape, cut bottom and top off of shape. Cut slug out of middle. Cut Lid keep off slug. Glue bottom on. Glue lid keeper on top which is guaranteed to fit. And then sand and finish. Never tried toy two wood way. More work.

See a couple of boxes in my projects. Thought everyone did it my way! Learning all the time.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#13 posted 908 days ago

Phil, I probably should have titiled this little guy a scroll saw box…that’s how I cut out the maple shape. Got one in progress that sounds like your others…from same block of wood. The main reason I made this one as is…

...maple was only 8/4 thick and I wanted a taller box…

...and I don’t see how it’s more work…fewer cuts my way, dude! <g> well, AFTER re-sawing and planing the top and base to size…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#14 posted 908 days ago

Yours are very pretty. did not mean to offend you. I was shocked is all.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#15 posted 908 days ago

no offense taken, my friend, I was just joking how this box has fewer cuts…

hey, I got a few kutzall burrs like you suggested for carving…in the mail now.

take care,

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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