My First Bandsaw Box

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Project by Chuck posted 928 days ago 1165 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After watching Steve from Woodworking for Mere Mortals make a bandsaw box I wanted to give it a try.

This piece of apple wood came from my fire wood pile. I applies a few coats of Boiled Linseed oil and then applied spray poly. The cuts didn’t come out as good as I would have like, but I am using a old bandsaw that was my grandpa’s and it needs a good overhauling.

-- Chuck,

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#1 posted 928 days ago

very cool! first of many i bet! i only made one myself. same week i got my bandsaw. planning on more though. they are fun.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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#2 posted 928 days ago

Good luck with the overhaul of the family bandsaw. Save some more of your firewood to make more bandsawn boxes as they are fun to make! Well done with this your first!

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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#3 posted 928 days ago

Practice makes perfect, but the band saw boxes are just perfect, being in-perfect. A great way to get a feel of the design flow. Don’t get hung up on perfect lines, that will come with time. Great job! Enjoy the adventure

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#4 posted 928 days ago

Looks wonderful first box, keep them coming

-- Norman

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#5 posted 928 days ago

yes nice 1st bandsaw box they arent easy

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#6 posted 927 days ago

Hey that’s a bit like my first box, and I think I watched the same video to get motivated. Your’s looks better than mine I think.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 925 days ago

Thanks guys, I added another picture of that has a piece of the unfinished apple wood in it. I think one of my favorite things about this box is the color and look of the apple wood. I have several more pieces I saved from the firewood pile in the shop waiting to be made into something.

-- Chuck,

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#8 posted 921 days ago

Nice stuff Chuck! I haven’t seen a lot of apple wood before. I have a couple apple logs that were cut about 10 years ago and kept in the garage since. One is a graft in the trunk that I’ve been curious about for a long time. I plan to turn it and can’t wait to see what I get. Anyone ever turned a graft? And how does apple turn? It smelled good cutting it, hope it smells as good turning it!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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