Triple Play - Bandsaw Box, Mitered Corner joints and Splines.

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Project by Blackie_ posted 437 days ago 1428 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured: Another new design, Idea’s just keep coming, This box would be great as either a Men’s and or Ladies Valet/Jewelry Box, this box has very large storage compartments and is a combination of a bandsaw box wrapped with another wood which I used mitered joints along with splines added , there was no slicing off of the front and back that’s what makes it unique and also my own design, I used Alder for inner core of this box, wrapped with Cypress and used Walnut for the corner splines, all three tools were used in creating this box, Table saw, miter saw and bandsaw.

What makes this box so special and unique is that it offers many great features with a lot of space for storage and also hiding things, under the lid on top are two divided trays. It has two very large drawers, a hidden drawer, a very large secret compartment with a false bottom door located on top of the box and two pull out trays, one of the trays is the secret to opening the false bottom door on top, by using the lift out the tray and strategically placing it on top of the false door located on top of the box lining up the magnets it latches onto the door then by lifting the tray out it reveals the hidden compartment on top of the box, once again this is my own design and creation a one of a kind.
the upper hidden compartment with the false bottom door measures 6 3/8” wide x 4 3/4” long x 1 5/8” deep, Shown in the photos, the bottom left drawer houses the hidden drawer along with a pull out tray and measures 7” long x 4 1/2” wide x 1 1/2” deep” once you pull the drawer out and turn it facing the rear if reveals the hidden drawer which measures 6 1/4” long x 3 3/4” wide x 1” deep, the tray is the key to opening the top false bottom door located on top of the box the small tray measures 4” long x 3” wide x 1 1/2” deep and the final bottom right drawer measures 7” long x 4 1/2” wide x12 1/2” deep This is my own design and creation.

Finishing: First coat is finished it with one coat of tung oil, (dried) second, third and forth coat were wipe on poly and then the final coat I use Minwax paste wax.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#1 posted 437 days ago

You did a really nice job on this. I like it a lot…’s got a LOT going for it! Would make a great gift for anyone’s dresser.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 437 days ago

That looks pretty simple from the outside, but open it and it gets very interesting! Cool design.

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

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 437 days ago

Very nice Randy…You are really developing your signature style of band saw/hybird boxes. Creativity always seems to bring on more creativity..

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#4 posted 437 days ago

You are going bandsawbazerk…. LOL Keep em comin.. They’re ALL awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 437 days ago

Really like this design. Very creative and I agree with Andy. Open it up and holy h&&¿. Nice work

-- mike c

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 437 days ago

Wow, that has all kinds of pieces to it. Nice job,Randy!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 437 days ago

Randy, I like this. I especially like the concept of having so many things going on inside the box with trays, hidden compartments, and divisions. This should sell well.

-- Big Al in IN

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 436 days ago

Great imagination as always

-- 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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#9 posted 436 days ago

Step,step,step. One step at a time.

Nice integration.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 436 days ago

randy , this is one cool box, i love all the drawers here and there and secret places, lots of fun doing these, and you do it so well, thanks for the inspiration…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 435 days ago

Thanks everyone, you all do awesome work as well, I’m like Andy when it comes to receiving such awesome comments on work, it’s a great feeling and very much appreciated.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#12 posted 431 days ago

Awesome box! Simple design on the outside but when opened, has a lot of surprises to offer. Definitely thinking out of the box! Great design and great build. Impressive work!

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#13 posted 430 days ago

I like it a lot… it is a very good design to begin with and adding secret compartments always makes things more interesting

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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