Lyptus Bandsawn Box

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I tried my hand at making a quick bandsawn box. I was surprised how easy this was. It still needs ome sanding and finishing…even some glue removal…but I’ve only spent about an hour on it. I really like using the bandsaw….very versatile….I really like the organic shapes possible….I think you’ll be seeing some funky things coming out of my shop.

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-- Bob

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#1 posted 06-08-2007 10:43 AM

Hi Bob;
—-yes, make those ‘funky’ things….this ‘funky wood art’ thing has character, drive and spirit!

Character= that’s those organic shapes….
Drive= to urge you on for more….
Spirit= that’s the wood talking….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#2 posted 06-08-2007 11:12 AM

I thought you had started singing, there, Frank!!

I like the shape of this one. Some day I’ll have to try my hand at these types of boxes.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 06-08-2007 12:07 PM


Nice work, there are two signs that you are starting to think outside the square “you enjoyed the making” and (2) you’ve begun creating organic shaped boxes. Well done.

When will we see you next bandsawn box?

PS you are not intimidated by the size of the block you’ve got to work with, that is another positive sign.

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#4 posted 06-08-2007 12:15 PM

Great looking box, I’m gonna try my hand at it again too, I made a hugh one quite a while ago its in my projects if you want to check it out. Made it out of a 94lb chunk of maple burl. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 06-08-2007 01:53 PM

Hey Bob, looks like that new 0555 is doing you justice!!!

Great looking box. As Tony said, “Thinking outside the square”


-- Jimmy

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#6 posted 06-08-2007 02:51 PM

Kinda like a miniature piano box. Nice job with the Lyptus, Bob.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 06-08-2007 02:53 PM

Really cool, Bob!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 06-08-2007 03:08 PM

Thanks for the kind comments all…. I have lots of scrap pieces that are too small to do much with…I’m going to be making a bunch of boxes for Christmas presents this year…:)

-- Bob

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#9 posted 06-08-2007 03:21 PM

Great box Bob. I’m looking forward to seeing some more.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 06-08-2007 05:17 PM

Great work Bob!

-- John

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#11 posted 06-08-2007 05:36 PM

Great box, Bob!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#12 posted 06-08-2007 05:42 PM

Very cool!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#13 posted 06-09-2007 07:23 PM

Nice job Bob. I agree with PJ, it reminds me a of miniature baby grand piano. I was almost expecting to see strings inside when you opened it.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#14 posted 06-11-2007 01:46 AM

Love those bandsaw boxes.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#15 posted 06-11-2007 03:07 AM

band sawn boxes look great. I’ve got a few plan books but have yet to make any.

-- 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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