Whacky Skull Band Saw Jewelry Box

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 11-04-2015 03:38 AM 2687 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a drawing somewhere in my travels on the Internet and thought it would make a cool band saw box. So I drew up a diagram and gave it a shot.

Pretty standard band saw box procedure, but cutting the teeth was a nightmare as there wasn’t a lot of room for error.
So just taking my time and sweating a bunch was the order of the day. Another BS box where I didn’t want to mess up the front with handles for the drawers, so I drilled holes in the back so the drawers could be pushed out with a finger.

The box is Oak. I FINALLY got the formula right with the vinegar and steel wool formula, so the head is stained Oak while the drawers are the natural color. The drawers are lined with black flocking and the whole thing has several coats of gloss poly. Size is about 10 W x 7 H x 4 D.

Funny note. I have had a “store” on Etsy for a couple of years. Listed various items and this skull box is the FIRST thing that I have EVER sold on Etsy. The woman bought it for her boyfriend for Christmas, so maybe this year people are going to cut loose with some money!!! And it looks like they are starting early. So get busy fellas.

Thank for looking!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#1 posted 11-04-2015 03:43 AM



How about posting your Etsy store?

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#2 posted 11-04-2015 03:48 AM

Ok Doc, but I have to go look to remember what I actually called it!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#3 posted 11-04-2015 04:22 AM

Really cool. My brother-in-law really likes skulls. My be his wife is the one that bought it. lol
Good job on the teeth.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 11-04-2015 04:31 AM

Nice work. Out of the box design ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 11-04-2015 05:00 AM

Great project, you inspired me to post mine that is almost identical.

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#6 posted 11-04-2015 06:09 AM

That’s quite cleverly done Ray…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 11-04-2015 08:21 AM

phil7b7 that’s great, now I can find out where I saw this. Where did you come across the picture or drawing or whatever it was? Yours is the mirror image of mine, your drawers are dark and mine are light etc. Pretty cool!

DoubleDD, if they live in Arizona then she is the one.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#8 posted 11-04-2015 11:38 AM

It came out real nice , Ray. I like the push holes in the back to open the drawers.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 11-04-2015 11:58 AM

Ohhhh,I see it know. Cute.


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#10 posted 11-04-2015 12:19 PM

This is way cool Uncle.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#11 posted 11-04-2015 12:59 PM

Perfection! Superb band saw box- design and execution. Is that an insert/brass label I see on the back? Snazzy, for sure.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#12 posted 11-04-2015 02:07 PM

Very unique and definitely an eye catcher.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#13 posted 11-04-2015 05:54 PM

very well done,

-- Joe, Ga

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#14 posted 11-05-2015 12:48 AM

That’s a great bandsaw box—very unique!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 01-04-2016 05:03 AM

Funny I’ve been making these for years. It’s actually my profile pic for this sight.


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