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1st Bandsaw Box

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Project by NuclearGrade posted 01-18-2014 01:24 AM 683 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ah, the elusive bandsaw box. I have been wanting build one of these for a while and finally broke down and made the time to start one. It took al of about five hours, minus the glue up time. The box is five-3/4” cedar boards laminated together and cut to an irregular shape. I have learned I need an 1/8” blade on the saw to get a better cut for the drawer. I used a tung oil finish for the final product. Over all I am satisfied with the box and I have learned a lot about my bandsaw’s capabilities and limitations as well as my own. I will definitely be building more of these.

-- Dan Wilson - Red Wing, MN





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panhandler

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 02:26 AM

Very good for the first one

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 08:54 PM

A good first bandsawn box start.

May I suggest that when deciding upon the bandsaw blade entry point, for bandsawing the drawer, that you select a line along the grain; if you do that the entry point is not so apparent when glued and the glued joint is a lot stronger.

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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#3 posted 01-18-2014 10:31 PM

Thanks Tony, after looking at your work I am humbled.

-- Dan Wilson - Red Wing, MN

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#4 posted 01-19-2014 02:41 PM

Nice job. Looks like it was a fun project.

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