Bandsawn Box: Second Attempt

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Project by woodyone posted 2180 days ago 2213 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second attempt at a bandsawn box and this time I focused on making the joints and finish as neat as possible. This box is made out of a walnut off cut. The dimensions are about 3 3/4 inch cubed. It is finished with a few coats of finishing oil with has really brought out the end-grain. However, one of my main aims was to ensure the joints were perfectly flush, although i am happy with what i have done, it still could be neater.

Looking forward to your the comments.


-- Woody, UK

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Dominic Vanacora

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#1 posted 2180 days ago

I keep looking at your box looking for errors and can’t find any. It has been cut to look like a cube with the grain falling in place completly around the box. You have selected a wood that shows well for this purpose. You have also done a great job cutting clean and sharp lines.
Great project, Great Workmenship.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#2 posted 2180 days ago

I’m with Dominic on the grain match….........”How’d he do that”

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Wade Putnam

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#3 posted 2180 days ago

Nice work.
Gives the effect of a solid cube of wood, you really have to look for the joints.

-- Wade, Nashville,

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#4 posted 2180 days ago

Absolutely love the “solid cube” effect, very nice workmanship! I agree, how did you do that?

-- -=Den

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#5 posted 2180 days ago

The simplicity of this box is one of its strongest features. Great job!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 2180 days ago

I love the grain matching. It is fascinating how well it flows from side to side.

Great job.


-- JimJ - Oakton, VA

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#7 posted 2180 days ago

Excellent job Woody!!! The simplicity of this box showcases the wood and its inherent beauty. I favorited it so as to give it a try in future.

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#8 posted 2180 days ago

I’ve been trying to learn how to use my new bandsaw and I’ve had nothing near this type of quality. Perhaps I have a bad saw, or blade. Maybe I have too much coffee and shake when I try. Do you use any jigs to push your pieces through the saw or are you just amazingly steady?

-- Brady Gaster, Indian Trail NC

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#9 posted 2180 days ago

Nice! But I must admit… my first thought was, “Resistance is futile!”



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#10 posted 2179 days ago

wow, simply stunning. I’ve made a few bandsaw boxes, but haven’t ever done a ‘straight’ box, mine tend toward free flowing curves etc… Excellent job!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#11 posted 2179 days ago

yup yup i agree with all very nice lines, joints, very nice job…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 2179 days ago

Thanks for the comments, well appreciated.


-- Woody, UK

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#13 posted 2060 days ago

Sweet box …You must have a better BS than I do . I have to wonder about your blade thickness because there seems to be very little interruption in the grain flow. Great job and nice wood choice. Happy New Year !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 1652 days ago

very simple and clean cut BS box… nicely crafted….

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#15 posted 756 days ago

in the first pic i almost looks like just a chuck of wood. nice

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