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The World's Longest Bandsaw Box

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Project by Steve posted 508 days ago 3378 views 6 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 4-foot bandsaw box is my entry for a 2×4 contest over at the Summers Woodworking. It’s made from a standard 8-foot 2×4 stud from Home Depot and wood glue. I used Minwax Red Oak stain and Deft clear gloss lacquer for a two-tone finish. I think it may be the World’s Longest Bandsaw Box! If you have seen a longer bandsaw box, or if you attempt to make one, please comment and let me know because I would love to see it.

Click here to watch my video of this project!

Click here to download my PDF template!

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com





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BusterB

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#1 posted 508 days ago

Gee whiz Steve, never met a world record holder before…nice…lol. Thats a serously cool box…great work.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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dj1096

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#2 posted 508 days ago

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Drunken Woodworker

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#3 posted 508 days ago

Very nice! I really like the design!

-- Visit my blog at http://drunkenwoodworker.com

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glen

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#4 posted 508 days ago

crazy man. i like it… now I have to go get a 10ft 2×4 and one-up you ;) I’m calling guinness books!

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 508 days ago

Way different! And that’s what I look for! Great work! Really cool!

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

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 508 days ago

That’s very unusual and looks really good.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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darkone

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#7 posted 508 days ago

Pretty awesome idea! Looks great for ~$1.50 in wood.

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Steve

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#8 posted 508 days ago

Thanks guys! I like it, but I thought everyone else would think it’s ugly. Reminds me of argyle socks. lol

Glen – That would be awesome. Do it! I’d love to see a 5-foot one with one big drawer.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 508 days ago

Looks like the Forth Bridge on the East Coast of Scotland
I think it is a great box I hope that you do well in the competition
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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MarkTheFiddler

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#10 posted 508 days ago

Steve, I’m sorry but my bandsaw box is 48 and 3/16 wide. Yeah right! Steve, I love that box on so many levels. Ultra cool design and excellent craftsmanship. What really blows my mind is that you used framing lumber. I used to look at that wood with contempt. You have humbled me. Beautiful job.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Hawaiilad

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#11 posted 508 days ago

Great idea Steve. I have made hundreds of BS boxes, but never thought of making one like you have designed this one. When I first saw it I was wondering how in the world you would cut out the drawers….great way of doing it. Question, do you make all your BS boxes the same way…I mean by cutting everything away and then glue it back together…or just this style and size of box?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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CreekWoodworker

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#12 posted 508 days ago

Now that’s thinking outside the box. Nice project.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 508 days ago

Excellent job.

I am not finding it, but a fellow LJ has a picture of himself with a very large bandsaw box he made. Although not as long, I think could be a rival for overall size.

-- 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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Oldtool

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#14 posted 508 days ago

That is great. Pretty creative, not much scrap leftover. Looks real good on your mantel too. The video was interesting to watch.
Maybe you should have kept it a secret until after the contest finals.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 508 days ago

Cool design. I think it’s a winner!

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

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