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Project by Darkeyce posted 11-04-2012 01:12 AM 1450 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started this bandsaw box the day after i got my first bandsaw (a month ago) but got distracted. My daughter wanted me to finish it so i did.

It’s really simple, and uniquely unattractive but the kid likes it so i’ll call that a win.

Aromatic cedar with a briwax (clear) rubbed finish, some flocking in the drawer.

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 01:23 AM

Looks better than my attempt. Nice job. Good to keep daughters happy.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 03:09 AM

Uniquely unattractive! Not from my view! I like it! Very smooth looking and has some nice grain contrasts. Every one has it’s own uniue look! Like you said it’s a win!
You made you little girl happy and that’s all that matters!
Good job!
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#3 posted 11-04-2012 01:43 PM

Happy children are a wonderful thing ! The box looks great anyway .

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 02:32 PM

This is a great little bandsaw box! I wouldn’t have guessed it was your first attempt. I like your choice of wood, and that you flocked the inside. I also like the whimsical nature of the drawer pull.

I think the only thing I’d do differently is the entry cut. With this box, your glue joint is end-grain, glued to end-grain. If you can enter from the side of the box, with the grain, the glue joint will be stronger, plus it’s much easier to hide the kerf if you can follow a grain line. For instance, the kerf would be much less visible if you had entered where the two colors of the grain meet. I realize it may not be ideal with this particular piece of wood, as you’d either be starting really low in the bottom-left corner, or a bit higher on the bottom-right corner, but then you can simply continue that cut across the piece. I’m certainly no bandsaw box expert, but I found that tip to be a useful one when I made my first bandsaw box.

Not trying to be overly critical of your work, as I do definitely like this box. Just wanted to pass along, what I feel to be a useful piece of information. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 11-04-2012 03:35 PM

I want to thank folks for the positive feedback. I think part of my issue with this box that i had no idea what i wanted when i started it, so when i finished it I was just kinda “done”.

Johnathan, the tip about where to make the initial entry cut is golden, and I’m adding that to my project layout checklist from now on.

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#6 posted 11-04-2012 04:01 PM

So it was a “free form” bandsaw box, nothing wrong with that!

Glad you found that tip about the entry cut useful, as did I the first time I read it here on LJs.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 11-04-2012 05:08 PM

unattractive” ... BZZzzz Wrong!

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#8 posted 11-04-2012 06:43 PM

I like it simpler than some designs but that and the wood is what makes it so cool. great job.

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#9 posted 11-05-2012 12:17 AM

Very nicely done. Like the grain and sapwood

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#10 posted 11-05-2012 01:28 AM

Since your just starting out may I recommend a great reference book on band saw boxes, author name is Lois Ventura “Sculpted Band Saw Boxes” just google her name or better yet your local library may have it in house. Best of luck and also a great start on making the kids happy…BC

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#11 posted 11-05-2012 05:06 PM

I will surely treasure that band saw box. That is extraordinary.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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