Bandsaw Box

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Project by Heath posted 04-07-2010 09:28 PM 2870 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got my Shopsmith Mark 5 with a bandsaw running and this simple little bandsaw box was the first project I made with the bandsaw. It was a rush job just to get some experience under my belt with the bandsaw as I haven’t touched one since high school shop class 20 years ago. It was done within an hour start to finish. So there are some imperfections and I didn’t sand it down as far as I should have. And I kept it very simple – no tray or drawers or anything.

The wood is red aromatic cedar. I used some natural Watco Danish Oil leftover from a previous project. When that had mostly dried I put on a coat of Johnson’s Paste Wax. The third picture shows the remaining block of wood with no finish applied.

Although rushed and flawed, this was a very fun little project. The bandsaw is so much fun and I can’t wait to make more of these things.

-- "I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso

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#1 posted 04-07-2010 09:36 PM

For the remaining block could I suggest Russian Doll (ever decreasing sizes) bandsaw boxes or is that too old school.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 09:45 PM

I already gave this box to my wife and she’s using it in the kitchen to keep her wedding rings in when she’s cooking and washing dishes and such. Maybe on the next one I’ll try the Russian Doll idea!

-- "I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 04-07-2010 10:36 PM

I was thinking the same as Martyn. Nesting boxes. I have a set of three. It is not too late if you still have the block you excised. Looks like it turned out well, some times these quick little projects are the most fun. Particularly if they inspire more projects…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 09:32 PM

looks very niice and great piece of wood


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#5 posted 04-14-2010 11:04 PM

great work! that box has a very nice grain.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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