Bandsaw boxes

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Project by CJay posted 07-30-2009 11:23 PM 2590 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bandsaw boxes, All designs by Lois Ventura. My favourite is Firewater (picture 2) in walnut. All boxes are finished with Danish oil (3 to 4 coats) and the 2 or 3 coats of wax.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#1 posted 07-30-2009 11:37 PM

Beautiful group of bandsaw boxes. Nice choice of woods also. Gorgeous.

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

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#2 posted 07-30-2009 11:55 PM

I agree with Mike. These are gorgeous. I thought I recognized the style. I have just finished her book, Building Beautiful Boxes, and will try some of the patterns (if I can clear out some of the projects my wife has “commissioned”).

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

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#3 posted 07-30-2009 11:57 PM

Great looking boxes

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#4 posted 07-31-2009 12:01 AM

Awesome! Coincidentally I just finished reading her book last night (my bandsaw will be here on Monday!) There are some great boxes in there and yours certainly turned out well.

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#5 posted 07-31-2009 02:08 AM

Well done, I like that third picture one.

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#6 posted 07-31-2009 02:28 AM

very nice boxes.i’m going to make those one of my net projects

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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#7 posted 07-31-2009 03:21 AM

Great looking little boxes, I tried one a while back, just didnt work for me had to chunk it.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 07-31-2009 03:28 AM

Hey Cjay
Great bunch of band saw boxes with an extra focus on detail,well done

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#9 posted 07-31-2009 06:47 AM

I tooenjoy Lois Venturas designs,
Just a little tip.. stick a piece of felt under the drawers to even out the gaps around the drawers and to make them easier to open and closed. Also a piece at the back of the drawer to soften the close.,Otherwise very nice boxes.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 07-31-2009 09:12 AM

Nice boxes and great design.

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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#11 posted 07-31-2009 09:41 AM

Cheers everyone.

Degoose, thanks thats a great tip. I’ll try it out this evening.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#12 posted 07-31-2009 12:40 PM

these are awsome!!! I just think bandsaw boxes are the coolest thing…I really should give it a try.

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#13 posted 07-31-2009 06:09 PM

That ‘Firewater’ is quite cool!

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#14 posted 02-06-2010 06:04 PM

Great looking group…I just start making the same grouping, there really neat and great gifts ideas. Nice work and as always thanks for posting….Blkcherry

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