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A couple years ago I collected some driftwood that I thought I could make something spectacular, well the inspiration hit me a while back. Part of it is how.. I have made two what we call bandsaw boxes with two different methods, I started on the most complicated one first, because pf the shape of the wood, I had to deviate from the standard procedure. I have made two video’s, the first one is just and introduction, it is 5 minutes, because most people do not want to commit to 20 minutes. I will put the links at the end. but by pictures I will just give you some basics. This piece of driftwood is a root, tall and narrow. First find driftwood.
I trimed the ends and made a jig to support it horizontally, two screws in the bottom and one into the top.

Next cut the front off and then the backside

Then one side

I think you have the secret by now, seems like I don’t have pictures of each step so you may have to watch the video. Well basically I cut the drawers out with a scroll saw,small kerf and sharp corners, could be done with a bandsaw and then cut another piece of wood to fit. Now you can glue the side back on and cut the front into drawers.

parts ready for final assembly, pencil lines made for position of each drawer use elastic bands to lod the drawer fronts in place then put glue on the drawer and insert it from the back.

Glue the back on and find a nice piece of wood for the base, now wasn’t that easy.

The links for the videos are introduction 5 min. procedure explained 20 min.

Thanks for looking at this project, I had fun designing how to make this jewelry box from driftwood, the procedure is abit different but it works, I may try to sell this one on Ebay, never did that before. The next one, different construction my wife laid claim to it.

Comments are appreciated, have the nice day, Oh yes the elephants where brought back from Africa years ago by friends. They are not elephant ivory,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 03-21-2018 05:07 AM

Thank you Brian…

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

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#2 posted 03-21-2018 06:43 AM

The genius branches out. You’re a genius. I’m looking at the photos and thinking, How’d he do that? Thanks for the video. Now I know.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 03-21-2018 10:50 AM

Pretty clever idea.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 03-21-2018 11:03 AM

That is a very Specky Bandsaw box.
What a great idea and excellent execution.
Thanks for sharing this.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 03-21-2018 11:05 AM

Very nice work, for a very nice result. thank you for sharing a great idea.

-- andrek

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#7 posted 03-21-2018 11:16 AM

Extraordinary bandsaw box! I rarely see live edge wood bandsaw box – excellent built.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-21-2018 11:17 AM

Very slick and beautifully done

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#9 posted 03-21-2018 11:21 AM

Oh my gosh, whoooda thunkit

outstanding innovative thinking

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#10 posted 03-21-2018 12:33 PM

Great result Bushmaster. Thanks for sharing your process.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 03-21-2018 12:55 PM

This is a new direction in bandsaw boxes. Your efforts are amazing. Well done.

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

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#12 posted 03-21-2018 04:28 PM

Brian, this is a beautiful project and it’s a real eye catcher.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 03-21-2018 06:48 PM

The usual that we have come to expect from you!

Bushmaster, wheel-master, goblet-master, box-master! The list just keeps growing!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#14 posted 03-21-2018 07:17 PM

I like the project and the driftwood. Do you know the species? I saw several boots in that log.
Cheers, Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#15 posted 03-21-2018 08:37 PM


-- Retired and lovin it

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