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Project by Deaser posted 02-09-2012 02:53 PM 1082 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first-ever bandsaw box. I used Black Walnut and Soft Maple for the laminated body. I included the lighter sapwood from the Black Walnut, which I think gives it a bit of a heavier feel at the base and lighter at the top. I use Red Oak for the handle, which I cut out on the bandsaw and shaped using an oscillating edge/spindle sander. The drawer is lined with adhesive-backed black felt. The finish is boiled linseed oil followed by about 5 coats of shellac. Overall, I am quite pleased with how the box turned out. I made it for my wife for her birthday and she loves it!

-- Steve, Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 03:11 PM

Very nice box especially for first attempt.Nice contrasting wood theme. Good job!!

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 03:15 PM

Very nice work…..I have long way to go for this kind of project

-- Siddharth, Danville VA

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 03:34 PM

Great looking band saw box.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 03:39 PM

Good job on your first box! Looks great!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 03:46 PM

Nice photos too…................

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 02-09-2012 08:33 PM

Thanks for the kind words!

-- Steve, Pennsylvania

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#7 posted 02-09-2012 09:27 PM

Very nice, especially that it is your first bandsawn box, well done!

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#8 posted 02-09-2012 09:47 PM

Nice! Where was your entry line? How did you make that sharp corner at the top right?

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#9 posted 02-10-2012 01:38 AM

Elizabeth, using a 3/8” blade, I entered in the bottom right hand corner. I think if you follow the grain direction at the entry it will be more easily hidden once glued. Then I worked my way across the bottom and clockwise. When I reached the sharp corner, I turned off the saw and let the blade come to a stop. Then I backed the blade out all the way, brought the box in from the back of the blade, and cut counterclockwise up to the corner. I used a small file to clean up the inside corner where the 2 kerfs came together. I hope this helps!

-- Steve, Pennsylvania

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#10 posted 03-14-2013 10:33 PM

That is one good looking box. What is in the box now?


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