Band Saw Box in Assorted Hard Woods

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Project by FloridaArt posted 05-28-2012 08:04 PM 2218 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

May, 2012—I picked up some odd-shaped hard wood cut-offs from the scrap pile at Anderson Lumber, St. Petersburg, Florida. At least once a week for the past year I looked at those beautiful pieces of wood, hoping for some inspiration. Eventually, this design popped out. It is a fairly simply two drawer band saw box. The front is not flat. There is a gentle curve.

The project is finished with tung oil.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 05-28-2012 08:26 PM

Cat eyes? Love the various wood together.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#2 posted 05-28-2012 09:47 PM

Great looking box, in fact all the boxes you have made are great!! Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Donna Menke

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#3 posted 05-28-2012 11:26 PM

Another good one, Art. I’m glad you never run out of great ideas for band saw boxes. You are an inspiration.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#4 posted 05-29-2012 02:16 AM

This is one fine bs box. Luv the woods, and design of it all

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

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#5 posted 05-29-2012 03:00 AM

Well done, is there a limit to the shape of a bandsawn box?

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Donna Menke

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#6 posted 05-29-2012 12:49 PM

No, Tony, as you well know, there are no limits to band saw box design. If one can think it- one can make it. The only restrictions are the throat/re-saw capacity of the band saw and the thickness of the blade. That is what I love so much about the genre- no limits.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#7 posted 05-29-2012 01:10 PM

Thank you all for your nice comments on this box. I agree with Donna: no limits. I only made one band saw box that was a total disaster. I had not thought about gravity in my design, and one of the drawers kept falling out! But hey, I learned from that mistake. :-)

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#8 posted 05-29-2012 02:47 PM

Love the winged look of this one. Great Design!

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#9 posted 05-30-2012 11:51 PM


You could use magnets to keep the errant drawer in place!

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#10 posted 06-01-2012 02:40 AM

Art, you are a master at these and this is one of your best. Hope to see more of your daughter’s work as well.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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