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Project by jacob34 posted 03-26-2012 01:29 AM 1119 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

just needed sometime in the wood shop today. I had seen a video online where a guy glued pieces of wood together and then cut the whole box and drawer out of the block, probably something most guys on here have done but I hadn’t so there it is. I did not take as much time as I could have, a couple of my kids have asked for one and so this will be my prototype for the rest.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log





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#1 posted 03-26-2012 01:48 AM

Looks like a fun project enjoy.

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 05:49 AM

Very Nice Project!!

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 10:14 PM

Careful, those can be addictive! Good job.

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#4 posted 04-09-2012 12:02 AM

I’ll Second Don’s comment. Very addictive indeed.
This looks like a fun little one. Sure the kids will love hiding things away in them.

CtL

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#5 posted 04-09-2012 06:15 PM

Cute! Did you mean to make a bandsaw box? For some reason this looks a little different. I checked your workshop and you’ve got what looks like a nice bandsaw! (too bad about that little router table – I bet you could fix it-just get that fence stable and it’ll do fine) Steve Marin has a nice little video on making a bandsaw box. And they ARE fun!

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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#6 posted 04-09-2012 06:24 PM

it is supposed to be a little jewelery box, saw the video on you tube. I haven’t looked into the band saw boxes real close, watched a vid by Steve but this is a little different.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#7 posted 04-09-2012 07:19 PM

Do look into bandsaw boxes! You can make one in an hour or so, (after you’ve glued together the initial block), then spend as much or as little time as you want sanding and finishing. They are the perfect “quickie” project IMHO. I made my first one in an hour and then spent maybe another hour gluing it all together, sanding, and throwing on a layer of shellac. I started with a little log so I didn’t have to glue up a bunch of layers first. But you will need a 1/8” or 1/4” bandsaw blade to turn the sharp corners.

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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