My first box

  • Advertise with us
Project by DanaLynn posted 01-05-2014 03:42 PM 1143 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
My first box
My first box No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

My first project on my bandsaw and then it broke :( This heart box is made from Eastern Red Cedar and walnut. My saw was too old to find parts to fix. Finally got a new to me one, but now I can’t keep the blade on… The trials and tribulations of a new woodworker…

-- Dana, Indiana,

13 comments so far

View helluvawreck's profile


22669 posts in 2284 days

#1 posted 01-05-2014 03:51 PM

Dana, that is really nice. 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

View a1Jim's profile


115167 posts in 2994 days

#2 posted 01-05-2014 04:05 PM

A wonderful first band saw box.

This might help with your band saw problem.

-- Custom furniture

View DanaLynn's profile


40 posts in 1551 days

#3 posted 01-05-2014 04:28 PM

Thank you Jim! My bandsaw is not that fancy, but I’m going to go down to my shop and see if I can’t fix it. Also, Charles, can you tell me how you got your website to come up as a link instead of how I have it in my signature. Thanks

-- Dana, Indiana,

View snoman's profile


88 posts in 1184 days

#4 posted 01-05-2014 04:37 PM

very nice work.

-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

View BoxBuilder's profile


129 posts in 2547 days

#5 posted 01-05-2014 10:28 PM

Dana, that is lovely. I have been making boxes but have not yet tried the bandsaw version even though I have a book of ideas and a bandsaw. Maybe when the weather gets warmer!!!

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

View Dave777's profile


303 posts in 3487 days

#6 posted 01-05-2014 11:37 PM

Super great box especially for the first in spite of saw troubles. Hope the like above will help with your problems. Read lots of band saw forums and mot likely you will be up and running strong soon.

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

View hoss12992's profile


3809 posts in 1310 days

#7 posted 01-06-2014 12:19 AM

That is really cool. Really nice. Love the compartments in it. If you dont mind me asking, what kind of bandsaw do you have?

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 1710 days

#8 posted 01-06-2014 12:55 AM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

21522 posts in 1755 days

#9 posted 01-06-2014 09:21 AM

Love the combination of color. Really nice work.

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

View Surfside's profile


3389 posts in 1591 days

#10 posted 01-06-2014 09:48 PM

That’s a lovely box! I love the natural color of the wood, the finish complements well. Well done.

-- "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"

View woodsmithshop's profile


1249 posts in 2963 days

#11 posted 01-08-2014 05:53 PM

here is a great video with Alex Snodgrass on the bandsaw

-- Smitty!!!

View woodsmithshop's profile


1249 posts in 2963 days

#12 posted 01-08-2014 06:02 PM

here is a great video with Alex Snodgrass on the bandsaw

-- Smitty!!!

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 1593 days

#13 posted 01-09-2014 02:23 PM

Beautiful box! Hard to believe it’s your first. Very pretty wood combo, cool shape and great finish. Great job!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics