Spalted Maple Bandsaw Box

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Project by Little_Kindlinmaker posted 02-08-2017 03:10 AM 2683 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box as an anniversary gift for my fiance. It is the first bandsaw box I have built (assembled?). It is made of a lightly spalted maple that was cut on the family’s backyard sawmill (it wasn’t supposed to be spalted but after the log sat in the backyard for three years I got a great surprise when we started milling!).

It turned out to be really helpful having two bandsaws in the shop. I was able to set up one saw with a 1/2” blade and fence for all of the straight cuts and a 3/16” blade for all of the curved work.

After a fair amount of sanding I finished it with a high-gloss laquer which looked great but I don’t have any pictures. Yes i could get it from my bedroom but once I give my fiance a gift I am not allowed to take it back (her rule, not mine).


-- Josh, New Jersey

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#1 posted 02-08-2017 04:51 AM

It’s beautiful! I have enough trouble with straight lines. Can’t imagine how difficult curves must be.


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#2 posted 02-08-2017 07:46 AM


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 02-08-2017 10:47 AM

Beautiful…..Great Job. Looks like it takes a lot of patience to make.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 02-08-2017 11:32 AM

Take your Phone over to it and click… I want to see the end result. She will be OK with you showing it off. Nice job.

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#5 posted 02-08-2017 01:30 PM

Great job on your first bandsaw box Josh! That’s some pretty wood!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#6 posted 02-08-2017 07:26 PM

Good looking bandsaw box, good design and beautiful wood. Looks a whole lot better than my first one.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#7 posted 02-08-2017 09:12 PM

This band saw box is so nice and I like the pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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