How to make a bandsaw box

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 05-29-2010 10:43 PM 19506 reads 68 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wow, there are a bazillion examples of bandsaw boxes on LumberJocks. I always thought they were complicated and had a hard time finding some really basic instruction. Well, here is a video for all of us bandsaw box newbies!

The neat thing about bandsaw boxes is that if you give them away as gifts, people will be amazed and wonder about your woodworking prowess. They will think you are a woodworking god! Little will they know that you are a Mere Mortal and these boxes are totally easy to crank out! You can build one in under two hours. If you glue it up with super glue, you can have one completed in 3o minutes!

If you would like to try out my simple design, download this PDF.

Hey, if you’ve got a band saw, you must try to make a bandsaw box! Dawg, check it: here’s a video for the rest of us!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 05-29-2010 10:58 PM

very cool. Didn’t think it was that easy. I don’t have a band saw (yet) but wonder how hard it would be to use a coping saw. I’m starting to get more into the hand tools anyway.

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#2 posted 05-29-2010 11:03 PM

Hey steve
lovin it a real nice job . Guess what I’ve never made a band saw box either.
have a great week end.

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#3 posted 05-29-2010 11:03 PM

cool vidio steve
I like your not so wild new stile
when you explain things
I gess we going to see
a lot of new bs boxes from you now…......LOL

take care and be safe


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#4 posted 05-29-2010 11:38 PM

Ok..Ok.. I will also try my first box. I refuse to hand sand, so I may wait for spindle sander. Almost bought one today…. should of. Thanks Steve. I also like a calmer Steve. Also no beer was drank in the making of this video? At least I didn’t see any empties….. Good house keeping.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#5 posted 05-29-2010 11:55 PM

Haha! Yeah… this one was so fast I only had time for coffee in the morning. Hmmm…calmer Steve? I must correct that matter…

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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Dave Price

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#6 posted 05-29-2010 11:59 PM

thanks Steve nice video as always.

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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#7 posted 05-29-2010 11:59 PM

My wife just asked me to make one of these the other day. Your video is a big help already!

-- Create something everyday.

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#8 posted 05-30-2010 12:34 AM

Love the video, good job. I will give it a whirl

-- Lance, southwest Missouri, [email protected]

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 05-30-2010 01:13 AM

Thanks for the video, Steve. I have been meaning to try one of these as well and your video certainly helps take the mystery out of the process.

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

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#10 posted 05-30-2010 03:04 AM

Wow, congratulations on your first stalker! ;o)

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 05-30-2010 03:08 AM

Thanks for the mention Steve! WOW! Now I’m famous!! LOL! I am glad to see the cedar going to good use. I knew you would do something nice with it! Keep up the good work!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#12 posted 05-30-2010 04:08 AM

Great video Steve, you definitely opened up another area for us…ok, I’ll say it…Mere Mortals…


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#13 posted 05-30-2010 04:15 AM

Nice tutorial…I will give it a try as soon as I get a band saw…you think on can make a jig saw box? : ) It is the closest thing I got to a band saw.

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#14 posted 05-30-2010 04:17 AM

Nice job on the box and the instructions. I didn’t know how easy it is to hide the entry point. I’m used to scrollsawing and drilling a tiny starting hole since you can detach one end of the blade to start. Thanks for the fun video.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#15 posted 05-30-2010 04:56 AM

Who knew! Thanks for the revelation. I see 2 grandchildren with a gift in the near future.

-- Gary D.

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