Band saw box for my Great Niece

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I made this box for my Great Niece. She wanted a jewelry box with a heart carved in it somewhere. This box has two long drawers for hanging necklaces and braclets with the small heart drawer. The drawer front is a different heart then the opening for a double take ( I actually planned it that way….. really!) The box is made in walnut.

-- John @

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#1 posted 06-19-2009 04:41 AM

very graceful work … I like this very much

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#2 posted 06-19-2009 04:44 AM

some folks would say this is OK they would be nuts, waaaay wonderful love the design. great build.


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#3 posted 06-19-2009 05:33 AM

That is one awesome design. I really like the vertical drawers. Never thought about doing those. Very graceful design and I like the extra carving.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#4 posted 06-19-2009 05:44 AM

Very, very nice and sleek looking design! I’m curious about something, though. Did you first slab cut the back and then glue it back on to hold the two seperate upright pieces together? That just seems to me as if it would have been the easiest method to rejoin the two seperate pieces back. The walnut and the finish looks superb. Congratulations on an excellent piece!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#5 posted 06-19-2009 07:15 AM


Great design and craftsmanship. Of the four of your works posted recently, this is my favourite.

Do you have further images, particularly of the drawers open? What size is this work?

Tony Ward

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#6 posted 06-19-2009 01:19 PM

Thanks guys for the comments…....Woodbutcher, I did cut the 1/4’ slab off the back first, like a traditional bandsaw box. There is a thin wall between the two uprights so it stayed a single unit. It was pretty flimsy while I was sanding the interior untill I could glue the back on.
Tony, I’m a bad one for not taking very many pictures of my work and you can see by the quality of the pictures, I’m not very good with a camera! lol. That’s the only picture I took of it before I shipped it off to Pennsylvania. I believe it’s about 14” tall and 6 1/2” wide by 4 1/2” deep. (just guessing). Another thing I’m weak on is making plans of anything. Most everything I do is off the top of my head or I see a picture of something and it gives me an idea to try something different. This web-site has really excited me to take more pictures. I love all the projects everyone does.

-- John @

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#7 posted 06-19-2009 04:48 PM

Love the box John. Great details, very subtle design. Personally, I think often you get a more creative result when you don’t plan too much. I know this doesn’t apply to everything, but in this case it sure does. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-19-2009 08:58 PM

Super creative!! You do a great job with depth and perception. Band saw boxes are great for hiding drawers and stuff but you have taken it to another level. I really like the drawer front grooves that form the pulls. I’m sure your Great Neice will absolutely love it!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#9 posted 10-13-2010 11:09 PM

WOW this is cool, sorry I didn’t see it 400 days ago LOL

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 11-03-2010 03:52 PM

Real cool jewlrey case I like the design keep up the good work

-- wchips

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