Bandsawn Box #1 #2: My First Bandsawn Box

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Blog entry by Karson posted 01-28-2008 08:18 PM 3608 reads 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I started getting the wood ready. and I now needed to cut the core out of the center section.

The core then had the bottom cut off and i cut off two quarter sections from the top leaving a small piece in the middle.

I then cut the core out of the middle section.

From the top of the second core I cut a small piece off that was then glued back into the piece it was cut from originally.

The top section of the handle and the bottom was glued on.

And so now the basket was complete.

I then glued the main block shut where the bandsaw blade cut it apart.

I now glued the bottom on the main box.

I cut two small pieces off of the quarter cuts that I had made from the center core.

They were glued to the lid to allign it with the block of wood.

Finish was applied and the box is complete. I used shellac, put on as a French polish.

Now to post it as the project.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 01-28-2008 08:35 PM

Wow, that’s a nice step-by-step. What great looking wood, too.

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#2 posted 01-28-2008 08:46 PM

Great blog! I’ve learned something.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 01-28-2008 08:56 PM

Very nice box, very nice wood.

-- Zipsss

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#4 posted 01-28-2008 09:21 PM

Very Cool! What wood?? And what size??? The wood grain is awesome…and the little basket is a neat effect. Make a great little girls treasure box. Great work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#5 posted 01-28-2008 09:27 PM

Well, found my way back to your original post. Big Leaf Maple, and about 4”?? Great looking wood for a project like this. I did a bandsaw box at last year’s woodwokring show (very simple one)and been watching others here. If I ever get done with the project I’m on now I need to try another. Love this design though. Again, great job.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#6 posted 01-28-2008 10:14 PM

This is a nice step by step post. I admire your imagination. Even with this post I do not think that I could envision a box inside the piece of wood.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 01-28-2008 10:35 PM

Well done Karson. I must try one of these one day.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 01-29-2008 12:06 AM


Welcome to bandsawn box making, I can see you’ve had fun making.

Now onto your next bandsawn box!

Good Health
Tony Ward

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#9 posted 01-29-2008 12:25 AM

Ok Karson…now I have to try one of these soon. Looks very cool. Basket in a box…I would have never come up with something that clever.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#10 posted 01-29-2008 02:57 AM

Great blog Karson.

I think even I could follow this.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 01-29-2008 05:32 AM

Nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#12 posted 01-30-2008 02:58 AM

Thanks. I tried to make the step X step as easy as I could. I just screwed up and made a bunch of cut and a glue before I got the camera again.

I was able to put some of the pieces back in the correct place so you could see the cuts that were necessary.

Just remember if you need a bottom or a back cut it off before you destroy the piece.

You need to think what cuts you will make and the pieces that you will get after making the cut.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#13 posted 01-30-2008 04:04 AM

Nice wood, I have not attempted one of these and would not know where to began. Nicely done, now I know where to come when I get the nerve to make one.

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#14 posted 01-30-2008 07:15 AM

thanks for the lesson, but how did you cut out the inside of the basket?

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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