First Bandsaw Boxes

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Project by Craig posted 599 days ago 1219 views 2 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 599 days ago

Very cool band saw boxes,good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 598 days ago

They look wonderful, love the owl

-- Norman

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#3 posted 598 days ago

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

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#4 posted 598 days ago

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.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 598 days ago

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

-- Hate how work gets in the way of my hobby!!

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#6 posted 598 days ago

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 596 days ago

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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