Bandsaw Boxes

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Project by CaptWalnut posted 364 days ago 847 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch


These are my first bandsaw boxes, thought I’d share them with you.

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Apple wood box with no back, so drawers can be pulled from either side. There are walnut handles on both sides of the drawers. Third picture shows how I hid my joint using the natural grain to hide it. Finished with 50% satin poly and 50% mineral spirits, then polished with bee’s wax.

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Spalted maple box with backing. Again with walnut handles on the drawers, and finished the same as the apple wood box.

Both boxes were sanded using a oscillating spindle sand, orbital sander, then sanded by hand 80 to 220 before finish was applied. I used a hand held router with a round over bit, to soften the front edge. And used a combination of quick bar clamps and spring clamps, for my glue up.

-- To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women

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#1 posted 364 days ago

Really cool. Looks like a good job for your first boxes. It’s easy to get hooked doing these – so I look forward to seeing more.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#2 posted 364 days ago

Very very nice….for fist time bandsaw boxes they are great. The wood used is really beautiful… excellent first time boxes…

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

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#3 posted 364 days ago

Those are beautiful. I like the flow through design of the first one and the wood on the second one…..I’m officially jealous. :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....

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Richard Miller

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#4 posted 364 days ago

Beautiful job. I like the shape.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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#5 posted 363 days ago

I like the design of that band saw box! That is simply fantastic and very pleasing to eyes.

-- "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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#6 posted 363 days ago


-- Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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#7 posted 363 days ago

Way to go they are fantastic.

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#8 posted 363 days ago

nice work captwalnut!!!!

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#9 posted 362 days ago

Thanks for the comments, I had a lot fun with these boxes.

-- To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women

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#10 posted 361 days ago

Awesome boxes! They have very nice shapes and the woods are gorgeous. Like the walnut handles. Great job!


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#11 posted 361 days ago

I don’t think that there is any limit to the number of different designs of band saw boxes. This is a very nice one and you did a fine job on it. Congratulations.

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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