First bandsaw box

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Project by Andrew posted 03-19-2012 03:49 AM 1991 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt at a bandsaw box, and I learned a lot about two things:

1. Using a bandsaw is not as easy as it looks. Following lines, particularly around curves, will take lots of practice.

2. A project like this really highlights when a blade is out of square.

It’s made out of cherry, maple and walnut. Far from perfect, but it’s functional and i learned a lot.

Thanks for looking.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#1 posted 03-19-2012 05:20 AM

Being out of square is no fun. I learn by doing. I just tried to cut some leaves with my untrusty jig saw out of thin material (1/8” – 3/16”) and all it wanted to do was crack and break the wood. Band saws are tough things to get used to, especially when resawing. Keep it up and don’t give up.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover. Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan, and soon to be Pennsylvanian once again!

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#2 posted 03-19-2012 06:45 AM

I like your honesty…..................

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

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#3 posted 03-19-2012 06:56 AM


Welcome to bandsawn box making. Bandsaw box making is fun and rewarding, the rewards come when you create an original piece of work and everyone says “wow”!

If you are looking for information which will assist your bandsaw set-up, maintenance and blade slection have a look at ~ Bandsaws and Blades information sites

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#4 posted 03-19-2012 09:28 PM

Don’t give up, my first box, couldn’t even pass for wood, LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 03-19-2012 09:56 PM

Yeah, keep going, it gets easier

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 03-19-2012 11:43 PM

Excellent job. You should have seen mine, it’s now ashes….... Great choice of woods keep up the good work.

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#7 posted 03-20-2012 04:05 AM

save this box, to look at next year; to how far you’ve come. this is how i learn,get in there and work the wood

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#8 posted 03-21-2012 09:12 PM

I like to make mistakes, I learn from every one. I like your approach to wood work. Be honest.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 04-15-2012 02:46 PM

Keep going. I made a bandsaw box just to try it and now I’m hooked. The most fun is blending different woods and patterns, which I see you already have a handle on. Women love these things!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#10 posted 04-15-2012 02:50 PM

Thanks for the comments, guys :)

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#11 posted 06-29-2012 02:49 PM

I find this box beautifully-made. Everyday, we learn. We just keep getting better and better.

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