Cedar Band Saw Box

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Project by FloridaArt posted 03-10-2012 03:57 PM 3070 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

February, 2012—I suppose a band saw box can be made from just about anything. This started out as a cedar board purchased from Home Depot’s scrap pile for 51-cents. I chopped it and glued it to make a block to work with. Of course cedar has that familiar smell and is easy on the nose. It is a softer wood so it cuts very easily. And files and sands easily too. Almost too easily!

Cedar has some of the characteristics of pine. I put multiple coats of semi-gloss poly on this. The first coat raised the grain, so sanding needed. The second coat raised the grain, so sanding needed. By the third coat we were almost there.

The knobs are little wood buttons from a craft store, left over from another project.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 03-10-2012 06:11 PM

Beautiful box, I bet it smells wonderful. Nice looking shape and finish. Wish I had your photog skills.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 03-10-2012 10:28 PM

a very nice bs box. I’ve gotta make one o these one on these days

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

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