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Forum topic by DamnYankee posted 11-11-2011 08:58 PM 1848 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DamnYankee

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11-11-2011 08:58 PM

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Got a used bandsaw a while back, got it up and running, and was looking at ideas to try my hand at a bandsaw box. My wife saw what I was looking at and said “some of those are pretty, but what on earth would you use such a small box for?”. So I ask my fellow LJs, especially those high prolific bandsaw box makers, what on earth do people use these beautiful but typically small boxes for?

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#1 posted 11-11-2011 09:19 PM

Sit ‘em around and look at ‘em. After all, it is art (I think).
Let it be known that I have not made one-yet.
Bill

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#2 posted 11-11-2011 09:30 PM

DY;
Made a bunch of these and would tend to agree with Bill. They are mainly decorative art forms in wood. That said I do keep silver coins in one. Too much sanding typically involved to be anything less than art.

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#3 posted 11-11-2011 09:45 PM

I wonder the same thing. I made two of them. They’re fun, but not too functional. One I gave to my brother, the other isn’t even somewhere accessible. Someone suggested matches for a fire place.

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#4 posted 11-11-2011 10:25 PM

Depends on the design. Some are just cute dust-catchers, but others are quite functional.

I made several that are about 2 1/2” high and 3” x 5” ... they have a lid that lifts off. I flocked the inside, and my wife, daughters, and sister use them for small jewelry boxes.

—Gerry

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#5 posted 11-11-2011 11:53 PM

I use a couple as small jewelry boxes. I like to keep some pieces seperate from others. I have ear plugs in one on my desk at work. My dad has sugar packets in one in his kitchen.
There are lots of small things that need good homes. Plus they are awesome art!

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#6 posted 11-12-2011 12:49 AM

MrsN … Thanks for the reminder …

Click for details

—Gerry

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#7 posted 11-12-2011 01:13 AM

I have made several large one drawer boxes that I call Man Boxes. I keep my wallet and keys as well as misc. coins and stuff in. Better than having it all spread out around the counter.

Howerver, the standard bandsaw box is pretty small and they can be used for some jewelry but I agree that they are mostly works of art in and of themselves.

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#8 posted 11-17-2011 03:38 PM

Thanks for the responses. I was a bit nervous that by asking the question some of the more active bandsaw box makers would take offense to me even asking. I can see where larger ones can be useful, but as many of you said, the smaller ones looked more like art (aka dust collectors).

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#9 posted 11-17-2011 03:55 PM

Bandsaw boxes are nick-nacks. Not meant for any use beyond looking nice.

Kind of like me…

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