New Bandsaw Boxes

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Project by Hawaiilad posted 06-25-2012 04:49 AM 3246 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a very busy last week and weekend (we renewed our wedding vows and a 60th Birthday party for my wife here at home) I was able to get into the shop this week. I make 2 large boxes( plus finished up 14 small bandsaw boxes…still drying from the last coat of poly). Here are the two larger boxes and the tall 3 drawer is one of the small boxes. The large one’s are approx. 13” long X 5” tall X 4” thick…the small one is 5” tall X 2” wide X 2” deep. These three are made from Koa and have about 5 coats of MinWax Fast Drying Poly on them. As you can see, Koa does come in many different designs…which is something I really like. Hope you like them

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#1 posted 06-25-2012 07:09 AM

Fancy! :)

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#2 posted 06-25-2012 11:55 AM

Nice looking boxes I also like the previouse project, the sea turtle.

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 12:12 PM

These are really nice. Well done.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 06-25-2012 12:41 PM

I like these. Nice selection of woods. Is the first one your own design? I find it very interesting, and I don’t remember seeing one like it.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#5 posted 06-25-2012 01:24 PM

These are really nice,I love the wood I never used it would like to get some some day it looks good you have done some nice work here and Like Blackie_ sad love that turtle, I got to try to make one some some day lol
Good work !!!

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#6 posted 06-25-2012 01:49 PM

Those are all very nice. The first one with the long low drawer really caught my attention. That had to be rather tricky to cut. Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#7 posted 06-25-2012 03:30 PM

Nice project! I love bandsaw boxes. However I currently don’t own a stout enough bandsaw to make one of any descent size I plan on purchasing one in the future just so I can finally make one of these! ... and resaw lumber more easily, lol.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

#8 posted 06-25-2012 05:18 PM

Very Nice peice

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#9 posted 06-25-2012 07:55 PM

Thanks to everyone that commented on these boxes. Yes the first picture is my design. It was a bit hard to cut the bottom drawer, but not as hard as I thought it would be. A good sharp blade helps. I am using 3/16” blades, but I think I will order a couple 1/8” blades for cuts like that one.

The turtle box is one that sells the best. That is my design. I have two different designs of turtle. Also have a Whale and Dolphin that sell well. I think I have cut nearly all the designs that are offered in the books for sale, so I am now doing some designing myself…not something I do well. Just have to be careful of tight turns.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#10 posted 06-25-2012 10:32 PM

May I join the chorus of “Well Done” always a pleasure to see original design work!

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#11 posted 06-26-2012 01:21 AM

All of these are very well done but the turtle remains my favorite. That koa is some beautiful wood.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 07-20-2012 04:28 PM

Great work, well done

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