My first bandsaw box

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Project by SteveCast posted 416 days ago 1334 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first “completed” band saw box which was a Valentines Day present for my gf. My first attempt was the “cracked” band saw box which was a little over my head for a first box. Learned a lot from it especially about glue run out. It sits in my shop about 40% done with who knows how much sanding to do. I have a question about finishing, this has two coats of Waterlox Original, sanded between coats, but I was getting tiny shiny spots out of the pores in the end grain. How do I prevent that? Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

-- Steve, Bay Area

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#1 posted 416 days ago

Great job…a beautiful box…nice wood. Sorry, but I can’t help with the finish question.

Please..what are the dimensions?


-- Take care.....Ed

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#2 posted 416 days ago

Man, you really have to look close to see where the cuts are. Excellent job.

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#3 posted 416 days ago

Thanks Ed, really enjoyed making this, very satisfying.
It measures 5 3/4”w x 5 3/4”h x 4 1/2”d

-- Steve, Bay Area

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#4 posted 416 days ago

very nice box. love the 2 drawers on it.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#5 posted 416 days ago

Great looking Box, what type of Wood is it?? Beautiful work~

-- Pete in NC

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#6 posted 416 days ago

Wow very nice Steve…..Your girlfriend was so right in getting you to try something different for a hobby. Keep up the good work.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 416 days ago

Nice job, better than my first one. Did you hand sand the drawer edges & box edges around the openings?

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#8 posted 416 days ago

Nice job on that band saw box! Such a fine piece of art. Sweet.

-- "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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#9 posted 416 days ago

Thanks for the dimensions!!

-- Take care.....Ed

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#10 posted 416 days ago

Thanks for the comments. The wood is Brazilian Cherry from my local Woodcraft store, and the all the edges were done with a 1/8” Roundover bit in a makeshift router table. The two bottom sides were mostly done by hand because the protruding feet didn’t allow the box to lay flat on the table.

-- Steve, Bay Area

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#11 posted 416 days ago

The box looks fantastic. You did a great job on it.

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#12 posted 416 days ago

Nice design for the first one! I like it.

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#13 posted 415 days ago

Hey Steve, that is a great looking BS box. You are hooked now. Keep working on the cracked box…thank goodness they all are not that hard

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#14 posted 415 days ago

Very nice BS box! A band saw is next on my list of shop upgrades so I’m gonna use this as a template for my first BS box. Added to Favorites. Thanks!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#15 posted 415 days ago

It’s a real nice box, Steve, and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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