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Project by SawTooth1953 posted 800 days ago 1309 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cute band saw box a few weeks ago… donated it to a dental organization for a fund-raiser.
I had to reduce the pattern a little to fit within the limits of my benchtop bandsaw… the source for the pattern was a book by Tom Crabb. I glued up 3 pieces of 4/4 poplar as the stock. The last pic shows the brown flocking I added as drawer liners. It was finished with natural Watco Danish oil and coated with spray lacquer.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#1 posted 800 days ago

Spence that a great looking band saw box ,should do at the fund raiser,nice finish too.kinda looks like the Rolling Stones logo.i got one of his book going to see if it has it in there may give it a try .very cool.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#2 posted 799 days ago

WOWWhat a nice and unique idea!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 799 days ago

that is very cool, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 799 days ago

Very nice box Spence…do you push open the drawers from the back?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#5 posted 799 days ago

That is a cool and fun box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 799 days ago

Nice work, what did you use for the feet?

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#7 posted 799 days ago

Cool project. Very inventive.

Since it was for Dentists. It probably needed a buck tooth.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 798 days ago

I followed the instructions in the book, so I cut about 1/2” from the ends of wood clothes pins for the feet, but for added stability they were glued into shallow counter bores.I waxed the drawers for easy sliding but did not provide for pushing them out from the back…in retrospect, that would have been a good modification.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#9 posted 798 days ago

FYI, I valued this at $225 for the silent auction, and it went for $180 bucks.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#10 posted 798 days ago


This a nice project. It looks like you had too much fun. I like your use of imagination. Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 798 days ago

Never seen anything like it. Great design and wonderful work

-- Norman

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#12 posted 798 days ago

The band saw box book by Tom Crabb has a bunch of “cute” box designs… I found the book at the public library. I have fun with projects that aren’t ordinary… between the pattern I begin with and my final result, there is more room for “artistic interpretation”. LOL

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#13 posted 278 days ago

Love it

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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