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First Bandsaw Box, Keyholder, and whatnot drawer

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Project by MoshupTrail posted 846 days ago 1217 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So the idea is this: The vertical piece will have a hook to hang your keys. You can throw some spare change in the little drawer, and the whole thing is mounted on the wall on the way out to the garage.

Pretty easy to make – especially if you cheat like I did and leave major parts with the bark so you don’t have to sand them to death. But the idea was to knock out a bandsaw box quickly. The tricky part is keeping track of where all the pieces need to go back to as you cut it. There are a lot of cuts and you end up with a pile of little pieces before you do any gluing. This is made from a small white oak log. The bad news is, I was in a hurry and didn’t want to wait, so I used wood that was almost green – 22% MC. Yes, it will probably crack. Already has, although I bathed it in shellac to slow the drying. But the idea still works. I learned a lot and this IS kinda cute. Now that I’ve made all the mistakes, (and trust me there were many!) the next one will be made with more patience.

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





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 846 days ago

Very Clever way of using possible firewood!

Cute!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 846 days ago

That is very cool, great idea

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Matthew

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#3 posted 846 days ago

Very clever…thumbs up!

-- Save every piece of scrap, the best things come from what others cast aside --

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Bob817

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#4 posted 846 days ago

Great idea, thanks for posting!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 845 days ago

A very unique piece. I really like this. It almost looks like a small chair too! Great job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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JeffG

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#6 posted 842 days ago

Great idea – a bandsaw box with extra features you can hang on the wall.
Let the spin-offs begin.

-- Jeff G, North Syracuse, NY

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MoshupTrail

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#7 posted 842 days ago

In the next generation I will add a small lip around the “seat” of the chair so you can throw something in there and it wont fall to the floor. Maybe call it a sunglasses tray? And I think I can do it with the bandsaw!

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

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