Leopardwood Bandsaw Box

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Project by Bzern posted 04-02-2013 08:42 AM 1624 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First real bandsaw box (Besides some practice ones) for my Grandma’s birthday. It is the Cobra box by Louis Keener Ventura in her book “Building Beautiful Bandsaw Boxes”. I started it last weekend, and finished it yesterday, I finished it with Danish Oil. I’ll give it to her in an few hours when we go to their house for easter. Hope you like it.


Sorry pictures are sideways, I took them right side up with my phone.

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 10:01 AM

Love the wood and finish…..good job.

-- Take care.....Ed

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 12:08 PM

These are really “snakelike” when you use lace or leopard wood. I did one in lace a while back and it does resemble snake skin. These band saw boxes are fun to make, though a great deal of sanding is required. It’s quite the challenge to smooth those curves! Welcome to LJ’s, you’ll love this place.

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

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 06:35 PM

That’s a very cool one! Great job on that. It is fantastic.

-- "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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#4 posted 04-02-2013 07:08 PM

Wow that sure is pretty looking box. I really like the wood choice.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 07:49 PM

Excellent work! Wood choice was terrific…

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#6 posted 04-03-2013 01:41 AM

Great job on the box. That wood is spectacular. Is it leopard all the way through or just the face?

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

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#7 posted 04-03-2013 01:45 AM

It is leopardwood all the way through, next time I’ll use it just for the front and back and do walnut or something cheaper in the middle, the leopardwood for the box cost about $40. Thank you all for the kind words.


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#8 posted 04-03-2013 03:33 AM

Save you cutouts for future drawer fronts, etc. (or send em to me)

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

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#9 posted 04-05-2013 01:19 PM

That band saw box looks amazing! Great design and wood choice and the finish as well. Great job!


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#10 posted 04-05-2013 01:23 PM

A wonderful box made of nice wood. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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