Bandsaw Boxes Made Easy #5: Layout the drawers for easy cutting.

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Blog entry by JonH posted 05-13-2009 07:12 PM 5072 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Lets cut the back off of this thing. Part 5 of Bandsaw Boxes Made Easy series Part 6: Put the Body of the Box back together. »

Draw the shape of the drawer on the body. Remember to think about the cut when you design your drawers. The idea is to make it easy to cut out the drawers in one continuous motion for each drawer. Since you are using a bandsaw, you aren’t able to avoid cutting through the sides of your project. In most cases, you can just glue the wood back together where you cut into the side and you will never notice. In some cases, you must cut into multiple sides of your box and glue the box back together. Some folks even leave the cut line open and emphasize it! If you ever want to make a bandsaw box that has a square drawer, this will require you to cut the body of the box apart and glue it back together later. My apologies on the second picture you can barely see the lines drawn for the heart shaped drawer. You can see in the last picture where we had to cut through the body to make the drawer. Enough talk, onto the pictures.

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#1 posted 05-13-2009 11:34 PM

Cool great tutorial

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#2 posted 05-14-2009 01:11 AM

You have no idea how long and hard I have been looking for a “good” tutorial on bandsaw boxes that was easy enough for me to follow. I cannot begin to tell you how much this is appreciated.

any Thanks!

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#3 posted 05-14-2009 01:34 AM

This is a really interesting series. I have not attempted a band sawn box yet but one has been on my to-do list. This tutorial does help explain the process well.

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