Bandsaw Boat Box

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Project by Mark828 posted 02-28-2013 01:03 AM 1791 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well then… This was quite the learning experience. Made this design myself, couldn’t find a basic boat outline so the rough shape was actually of a leaf believe it or not. Just tweaked it in ms paint.

I’m still battling my band saw with its odd and uneven cuts but I don’t think I can do anything about it at this point. Oh and I almost forgot to mention.... the bottom and middle drawer were cut upside down. Doesn’t really affect the middle as its the same shape either way but boy oh boy was a frustrated when I realized there was something odd with the bottom drawer. I’m not going to lie though, I can’t help but laugh when I open the bottom drawer and see a flat surface. Ya live and ya learn.

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#1 posted 02-28-2013 01:08 AM

Now that is sweet! Nicely done!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 01:50 AM

What a great design, hope you don’t mind if I barrow the look to make one for myself.

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 01:54 AM

What’s wrong? That’s a secret compartment for any kid!

-- Okie from Council Hill

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 02:01 AM

Thanks all, and I figured if the Earth happened to roll over the thing would still be useful. HA.

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 02:03 AM

Nice design. The first “secret” drawer I ever cut was upside down. Happens to everyone!

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

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 02:16 AM

Nice box!!!!!!!!

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#7 posted 02-28-2013 02:34 AM

I like it

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#8 posted 02-28-2013 02:58 AM

Nice looking.

We always hope we live and learn. Sometimes we live , grit our teeth and shake our heads. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 02-28-2013 03:24 AM

I feel your pain Mark. Great looking box but I had to laugh when I read your post. I also cut a drawer in one of my boxes upside down a couple of weeks ago. I was hurrying trying to finish it and guess what…. Like you said, quite the learning experience.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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#10 posted 02-28-2013 04:55 AM

Oh I really like that design….if you don’t mind I may make a copy of it. I have cut the drawer upside down more than once. In fact, I make a few simple jigs for the glue up of the front and back of the drawers, and I just noticed today I cut one upside down. I had taken to mark and X on the cut out side and still missed. So, join the club

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#11 posted 02-28-2013 05:39 PM

I love the design Mark, and the workmanship looks wonderful too. I suggest you use the bottom drawer for things you don’t want to keep.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 02-28-2013 08:15 PM

Thanks all for the kind words, and that’s certainly a good point stefang, haha. Suppose I don’t feel too bad for cutting that box upside down, seems to happen to the best of us. Gotta remember waste marks next time… that’s the first battle anyhow.

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#13 posted 02-28-2013 09:14 PM

You have a sick mind! Like the design and everything! I am seriously jealous! Way togo!

-- "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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#14 posted 03-02-2013 04:03 PM

That is a truly outstanding BS box – takes it to a new level

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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