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First Ever Bandsaw Box

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Project by Federico posted 11-08-2012 07:29 AM 1170 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was the first Bandsaw Box I ever made. I used the design Steve (Woodworking for Mere Mortals) created and it was a great design. Some problems I had were in my shop class we don’t have an 1/8 inch blade or even a 1/4 inch blade so I was stuck making the outside with a 1/2 inch blade and the inside I switched to a 3/16th blade. I think if i’m gonna make another one it will have to be with an 1/8 inch blade or 1/4 inch, not really any other way to do it… Anyway the box is made with 3 slabs of maple and 1 slab of purple heart and 1 slab of lacewood. The grin on the lacewood turned out pretty nice. Your able to see on the top part where I messed up a little and had to putty the line from the bandsaw but oh well, learning experiences.





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Federico

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#1 posted 11-08-2012 07:35 AM

*Grain

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 11-08-2012 01:02 PM

Hey that is really a cool box, Federico!! What I would do there you messed up is to cut about 1/4 ” off the face of the box only- not the drawer- and glue an another thin piece of maple and sand it to the shape of the box and opening and no one would ever see it! make sure the grain is oriented the same direction.

I mess up all the time and learning the ways to recover is a good part of woodworking. Nice first box!!.........Jim

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

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#3 posted 11-08-2012 02:17 PM

Federico, nice looking box, I’m pretty good at making bandsaw boxes and have creating my own designs also in my projects, you will find a great deal of help here on LJ’s Jim has mentioned in his comment a great way to cover up mistakes, as for as blade sizes you could have used the 3/16 to do the whole project without having to swap blades, One thing that is very helpful and if you can get the shop class trainer to swing it is to purchase a Carter Stabilizer for the saw you are using in the shop a great addition, keep up the great work.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#4 posted 11-08-2012 02:37 PM

That is mind blowing band saw box.

-- "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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Blackie_

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#5 posted 11-08-2012 05:09 PM

One other thing when it comes to fixing mistakes, instead of using putty, you can take wood glue poor some out onto a piece of wax paper then take the sawdust from the wood you are working with and mix it with the glue making a paste to fill the mistake only this can sometimes turn too dark for the wood so what I like to do and what I think is best is fill in the crack or mistake cut with just glue, just enough to put a light film inside the crack then sprinkle the same sawdust from the wood you are working with on top rubbing it in and blinds much better with the wood, then sand to a finish.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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