Bandaw boxes? How to make 'em!

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Project by Stevinmarin posted 05-29-2010 11:09 PM 4219 views 13 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

LumberJocks make some extreme bandsaw boxes! (I’m never sure if “bandsaw” is one word or two). Well, after looking at a bunch of them, I searched for a really basic tutorial on how to make them. Nothing really suited to beginner until I found this series on LumberJoks. Finally, I figured it all out.

Well, I gotta tell you, they are super easy to make! If you have a bandsaw try it out. This is my third attempt and I’m pretty happy with the result. I’m sure my mom will like it for her birthday.

Most importantly, here is my video tutorial. From one garage woodworking hack, enjoy!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 05-29-2010 11:30 PM

Looks even better up close totally cool.


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#2 posted 05-29-2010 11:34 PM

niice box Steve

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#3 posted 05-29-2010 11:41 PM

Agree with Jim, a good looking box.

Clue: To conceal the bandsaw entry make the bandsaw cut along the grain. This also makes the glueing, to close the entry, easier.

Tony Ward

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#4 posted 05-29-2010 11:57 PM

A good looking box indeed and your tutorial (video) is as ususal very helpful as well.

Tony Ward, thanks for the tip on the entry point!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#5 posted 05-30-2010 12:03 AM

Tony, I would also like to thank you for that tip. Makes sense. Enter WITH the grain, young man…ah yesssss….

I am so totally in a zen state after bandsaw boxing.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#6 posted 05-30-2010 12:19 AM

Jim, I am honored that you would use your 30473rd post on me! You know… my favorite steak sauce is named after you. Well, without the Jim part….


-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#7 posted 05-30-2010 01:32 AM

Nice looking box there. I take it is made from ceder. Did you line the box with anything?

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 05-30-2010 03:29 AM

Good box Steve.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 05-30-2010 08:28 AM

Steve, I followed the link that gave you inspiration, and the post led to a search on bandsaw boxes on lumberjocks and the the second result from the search was your video on how to make this box!

Such is the circle of life ;)

Great project and video,


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#10 posted 05-30-2010 01:19 PM

... and here I am spending all this time trying to make boxes that I can screw up.

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#11 posted 05-30-2010 02:55 PM

Nice looking box. Thanks for the video. I am going to give it a try.

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#12 posted 05-31-2010 05:22 AM

Steve, Good job with keeping the curves fluid and not jerky. Looks like a thinner kerf blade might yield a closer fitting drawer, but overall, a good and entertaining video. I am still impressed with your video compositions. Makes me want to make one myself.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#13 posted 06-01-2010 02:20 AM

Beautiful Wood! WOW! Very nice design!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#14 posted 06-02-2010 02:08 AM

Thanks for the great video, I just made my first one and will post pictures when done. Had no idea it was that easy. Thanks again

-- Joe, Ga

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#15 posted 07-05-2010 08:19 AM

wow, beautiful choice of wood and swoop!

-- Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have; be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. - Carl Sandburg

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