Bandsaw Jewelry Box

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Project by Steve posted 10-14-2012 07:48 PM 5244 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this bandsaw jewelry box for my daughter’s 10th birthday. She loved it! It’s made from an old 1×12 pine board I found in her grandfather’s workshop. The board was cupped so I had to plane it down flat to about 1/2” thick, then I cut it into 12” pieces and laminated them together. The overall dimensions of the jewelry box are about 10” tall, 8” wide, and 4” deep.

I wasn’t too happy about how the wood grain looked on top of the box, so I decided to turn that into a “special feature” by sticking a piece of felt on top to cover it. It’s a good place for her to put jewelry while putting it on or deciding what to wear. The felt has a peel and stick backing and was very easy to cut and attach.

The template is my own design I created using elements from other bandsaw boxes I’ve seen. I have a 12” bandsaw with a 1/4” blade, so I made sure that the overall size and the radius of all curves could be cut with my current bandsaw and blade setup. Click here for the PDF template.

Video: Click here to watch a video of this project build and to see how my daughter liked the jewelry box.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 09:02 PM

Pretty nice job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 09:35 PM

Very nice project. Lucky little girl.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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

Excellent. Way to repurpose the wood! I love the design.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 10:58 PM

ebb and flow….nice job!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 10-14-2012 11:04 PM

That is way cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 10-15-2012 01:21 AM

VERY nice job and the fact that it’s her grandfather’s wood makes it extra special. You are now up for ‘Dad of the year’. I really enjoyed the video as well. Thanks for taking the time to do that. Dad and daughter both appear to be having fun.

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

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#7 posted 10-15-2012 05:14 AM

I like it. Nicely done.

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#8 posted 10-15-2012 07:42 AM

Not surprised at all that she loved it! I want one (for my daughter of coarse!)

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#9 posted 10-15-2012 06:25 PM

That’s a real nice project Steve, I’ll bet your daughter just loves it.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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