First Band Saw Boxes

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Project by Campzeke posted 515 days ago 713 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been interested in bandsaw boxes for quite a while and finally decided to give them a try. Little did I know how addictive it would be… The dark box is actually the second box I made. It is made from what I call RCP (Recycled Pallets). Not sure what kind of wood it actually is but think it is hickory or something similar. The inside of the drawer is flocked with a Cardinal Red from Fowl Flocker. If you have not tried flocking, what are you waiting for? It is really fast, easy and inexpensive. This was my first attempt at it and the results were much better than expected.

The light box was my first attempt. It is made from a stack of glued up 1X4 yellow pine I had left over from another project. I made a mistake in the initial cut so a redesign saved it from the kindling box. This one thanks to my wife is lined with felt cut and fitted into place over a coat of white craft glue thinned with a couple drops of water. Flocking is much easier. A friend offered to take care of the wood burning and turned this into a nice gift for the granddaughter.

Both boxes are finished with 2~3 coats of Deft clear satin, buffed with 0000 steel wool followed by a couple layers of Minwax furniture wax. Lining the drawers was the last step in the process.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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#1 posted 515 days ago

Looks Beautiful! I wish my first attempt and come anywhere near as well as yours.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 515 days ago

Your boxes look great. Very nicely built.

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#3 posted 514 days ago

Very Beautiful Work! Great Job!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 514 days ago

Very nice for your first two. I like the idea of personalizing them for grandkids. Just wait until you do a couple more, the addiction gets worse! They are fun to make. I have found that doing a half dozen at a time really saves time setting saws and sanders up for all the curves too. Happy sanding….which does take the most time as I’m sure you already know.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#5 posted 514 days ago

Those are both very nice but I especially like the “bow front” design on the pine box.

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

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#6 posted 514 days ago

Nice job

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#7 posted 514 days ago

Like them both, great job! Welcome LJ’s.

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#8 posted 514 days ago

I like how you rounded the edges in the front, makes it look better

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 513 days ago

Thanks to all for the kind comments and encouragement. @Don, I used a 1/4” roundover bit and my router table. Be Careful … If you look closely at the last photo, on the right back corner of the drawer you will notice a little divot. Things got a little thin and the bit sorta dug in before I caught it. I was able to sand it smooth by hand and learned another lesson in the process.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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