My First Bandsaw Box

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Project by jat posted 605 days ago 1062 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first try at a bandsaw box. Woods are purple heart and yellow heart. 2 coats of Danish oil and 3 coats of poly. Inside of the drawer is wine-colored flocking.

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#1 posted 605 days ago

Very nice! Keep up the good work!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 605 days ago

Impressive for your first attempt.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#3 posted 605 days ago

That looks really good! I’ve never tried a bandsaw box, but this design makes me want to give one a try.

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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#4 posted 605 days ago

Nice job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 605 days ago

That’s one sharp box hard to be leave it’s your first

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 605 days ago

This turned out very well indeed, looks like a seasoned craftsman on the bandsaw put a touch on this.
Now, what will your next post look like? anxious to see your next creation.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#7 posted 605 days ago

Well, no doubt you have the bug along with the rest of us…very nice

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#8 posted 605 days ago

That’s your first? I can’t wait to see when you get “good” at it! Really nice work there. I would never have guessed it was your first. :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#9 posted 605 days ago

much better than my first attempt.

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#10 posted 605 days ago

very nice work.

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#11 posted 605 days ago

Beautiful job and hard to believe it’s your first. I never saw one stuck to the wall like that. Did you use velcro or magnets? LOL

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

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#12 posted 605 days ago

I likes it a lot!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 605 days ago


-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 605 days ago

Thanks everybody for all the generous comments. As a hobbyist, I appreciate the opinions of you woodworking experts. Sorry about the download. I’m not sure why it’s not right side up; the original pic was. I learned quite a bit with this first effort. I’ve now invested in a 3/16” blade and a Carter stabilizer, which should make tighter radii easier. Also, this one was just a shade too wide so the inside couldn’t be sanded on my Rigid drum sander because the top of the drum didn’t extend beyond the cavity. Of course, that dilemma would’ve been avoided had I sanded the interior before putting the back on. (I was concerned it was too delicate for a drum sander without the back).

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#15 posted 603 days ago

Quite impressive for first timer! That bandsaw box really looks good!

-- "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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