Trash to Treasure - Cracked Bandsaw Box (September 2013)

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Project by JSB posted 09-23-2013 12:21 AM 3059 views 21 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another trash to treasure project for me. I salvaged the poplar from some cabinet face frames earlier this summer. I chose someone else’s design as I have always liked it and just want to get some good bandsaw experience under my belt. It’s been a while since I ran a bandsaw. Here is a short and fun video for the not-so-short but very fun project. Click the link in the youtube description for a link to the template if you want to make one of your own.

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 09-23-2013 12:24 AM

These are always cool. Nice job sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-23-2013 12:40 AM

Very cool! What blade are you using on your bandsaw?

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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#3 posted 09-23-2013 12:40 AM

Donald – Woodcraft 3/16” 4tpi skip tooth

-- Jay -

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#4 posted 09-23-2013 12:45 AM

Thanks Jay. I recently bought the same bandsaw. Its amazing going from a bench top to my new one.

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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#5 posted 09-23-2013 12:56 AM

One more question for ya. What are the final dimensions on the cracked boxes? Thanks.

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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#6 posted 09-23-2013 01:01 AM

Donald – I understand. I owned a 9” Skill brand saw. What a piece of junk. Mine are about 11” tall, 4.75 wide, and 3.25 front to back.

-- Jay -

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#7 posted 09-23-2013 01:58 AM

Good work these are on my list, oh that list grows every day.

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#8 posted 09-23-2013 03:00 AM

Nice looking cracked boxes. I have made that one a couple times.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#9 posted 09-23-2013 04:04 AM

cool boxesJay

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 09-23-2013 04:42 AM

Man…. I knew you were going to go and make a bandsaw video. I’ve already been itching to buy one. This is just going to make it harder.

Nice boxes. They look great!

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#11 posted 09-23-2013 06:16 AM

Very cool boxes, I sure like seeing the designs that are possible and yours are always great. I do like the split look on the tops and how you cut it.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#12 posted 09-23-2013 06:25 AM

Great video. To the point. I like it….....................

-- mike...............

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#13 posted 09-23-2013 10:50 AM

Not bad for your first trial on bandsaw box making, I’ve not had the chance to make this particular set yet and unfortunately most likely never will as I’m not much for making others productions, I like the challenge of creating my own and so my path in bandsaw box making has led me into my own designs and have also considered writing a book on them.

JSB I looked through your projects and you do very nice work on your creations only thing I could suggest on these boxes would be to round the edges a tad bit more and also placing runners under the drawers to center them into the cavities for a nicer cleaner look, nice set and congrats.

Another thing that will help you on your bandsaw boxes JSB is changing your blade to a 3/16 14 tpi and adding the carter stabilizer in place of your guides.

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#14 posted 09-23-2013 01:41 PM

Love it.
Thanks for the video.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#15 posted 09-23-2013 05:39 PM

Very cool looking bandsaw boxes…thanks for sharing and for the video…now I know exactly how they are made.
Thank you…

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

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