Bandsaw Box

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Project by Tom Regnier posted 03-25-2018 10:43 AM 1788 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I glued up a blank of red birch that I recently purchased and tried my hand at a bandsaw box.

I knew what I wanted as far as the outer shape was concerned and with the help of my wife we came up with the drawer design. I was stuck for a bit on how to get a good contrasting look to either the drawer fronts or possibly a top when I made the decision to copy a reduced size of the drawer shape with some walnut and add a little pull I made on the lathe. I sent a photo of it to a friend who said the drawers looks like toast….I guess it does so we might have to call it the toast box!

I learned a ton about how to build this little guy by watching and reading content from Simon Roy and John Parilla who both make some incredible works of art….Thanks guys.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 11:05 AM

This is a very nice band saw box and you did a fine job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 03-25-2018 11:14 AM

Very nice box! I like those handles.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-25-2018 12:55 PM

Very nice job hiding your cut lines… especially for your 1st box!

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#4 posted 03-25-2018 01:02 PM

Good looking box Tom.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 03-25-2018 01:28 PM

Quite nice. The pull arrangements are a neat idea. Good job.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 03-25-2018 01:30 PM

Really nice job, Tom. I didn’t see it until I read your text, but the drawers do look like toast!

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#7 posted 03-25-2018 02:10 PM

Nicely done, I thought at first you cut the drawers out of the block, and then made a separate front and then glued it on, but I don’t see any evidence of that on the block. I have seen people do it with a scroll saw. small hole for the blade but your seems thick for that. I don’t see any bandsaw cut from the edge. Just wondering how you did it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 03-25-2018 02:32 PM

Great job love the contrast with the walnut


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#9 posted 03-25-2018 07:31 PM

Great design and good looking wood. Good job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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Tom Regnier

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#10 posted 03-25-2018 08:11 PM

Brian, the way I made this box was to cut the outer shape first, then I cut the drawers…there’s any entry on the lower right corner leading to the bottom drawer and another on the top left leading into the bottom left of the top drawer. they glued up well and hardly show at all. These boxes are fun cutting and lots of sanding!

Thanks everyone for looking and commenting.

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#11 posted 03-30-2018 11:37 AM

Nicely done. Bandsaw boxes are fun fun fun

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