First Bandsaw Boxes

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Project by Craig posted 12-31-2012 02:33 AM 1701 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First bandsawn boxes I’ve done, made for my 14 year old (cross) and 11 year old (owl) daughters for Christmas. The cross is 8/4 glued up mahogany and the owl is layered 4/4 purple heart and maple. Drawer pulls on the cross are purple heart and the eyes and beak on the owl are ebony. Not sure of the wing material, was in the cut-off bin, so I found some cool grain, resawed and bookmatched. The wings overhang the drawer slightly to keep the front of the box flush. Finish didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked.

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#1 posted 12-31-2012 02:50 AM

Very cool band saw boxes,good job.

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#2 posted 12-31-2012 05:17 AM

They look wonderful, love the owl

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#3 posted 12-31-2012 10:17 AM

The eyes surprised me when they open
Very nice effect
I would like to try and make the cross myself
Looks great

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#4 posted 12-31-2012 01:33 PM

Your first? They look awesome! I like the cross but the owl looks really good,the eyes also surprised me, really like the wings. Great job on them and I am sure your daughters will be cherishing them for years to come.


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#5 posted 12-31-2012 06:17 PM

very nice work. Hard to belive its your first crack at it. The owl was very unique and love the wood you used

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#6 posted 01-01-2013 02:21 AM

Both of those turned out great but the pop-eyed owl blew me away! I may have to steal that design.

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

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#7 posted 01-02-2013 05:24 PM

Your owl and cross-shaped bandsaw boxes are definitely the best.

-- "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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