More boxes - I am officially ADDICTED

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Project by Kathy posted 11-12-2010 01:37 AM 2084 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think I must have enough of these things for Christmas, but I keep making them. I did buy the Rigid spindle/belt sander and it really makes this much easier. Awesome tool!

-- curious woodworker

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#1 posted 11-12-2010 01:55 AM

I am just starting a couple of boxes myself and will be making them out of 4 1/2” black walnut and red oak scraps that I’ve glued up. Waiting on some new bandsaw blades before I make the big plunge. In the past, I’ve used sanding drums checked onto the lathe head or drill press to sand inside surfaces and it allows me to soften the edges as much as I need.

I really do like the box on the left and how you’ve incorporated the grain into the design…very nice.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 02:09 AM

Kathy, these are gorgeous boxes. I have not done a bandsaw box yet, but they do look like they would be a lot of fun. Congrats on the sander as well. I have one on my list. Now I wonder if I can get my wife to give me an advance on my allowance. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 11-12-2010 02:35 AM

these are wonderful .

I love my sander as well .. one of our best investments!

Keep sharing your addiction creations :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 02:38 AM

These all look awesome. Nice projects. Merry Christmas to someone. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 03:52 AM

Very well done pretty boxes. I also have the Rigid sander and have used the heck out of it!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#6 posted 11-12-2010 06:58 AM

Hey they are really cool. No wonder you are addicted!
Thank god Christmas is nearing, as you can give them all away and start afresh next year!! (hopefully you would have calmed down by then as Xmas would be 365 days away, Way too many boxes can be built in that time:-)
Glad you bought the sander, they are really good for this type of thing. You would have been sanding forever without it.

-- Theresa,

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#7 posted 11-12-2010 08:23 AM


Well done, great designs

from another bandsawn box addict

Tony Ward!

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#8 posted 11-12-2010 09:45 AM

Hey Kathy these are really neat little boxes I know they are going to be well received gifts

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#9 posted 11-12-2010 01:33 PM

Welcome to Boxaholics Anonymous!
They are so much fun to make and everyone has a different use for them!
Great boxes!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#10 posted 11-12-2010 08:24 PM

Nice looking boxes! Have you tried flocking he insides yet? Really gives a nice finished look. google “Donjer” it is really pretty inexpensive, as on bag of stuff will do MANY boxes.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#11 posted 11-12-2010 08:45 PM

Very nice pieces.

I’m curious: how long do you think it takes to get one of these boxes from raw wood to gift-ready? I know these things vary all over the place, but I’m just looking for ball park figures for the boxes you made here.

I’ve been making a lot of puzzle boxes lately, but I’ve not been taking them beyond rough sanding yet.

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#12 posted 08-10-2012 08:55 PM

Hi Kathy,
Just found this and read some of the comments. These boxes look very, very nice. I’m guessing by the pic they are small. Maybe 6”x6”? You do have to follow the recommendations for the radius cuts. Too tight of a turn will be very difficult depending on the blade size; and may even cause a broken blade.
I’ve been making BS boxes quite a while. Just got a new 14” Grrrizzly and there is a learning curve with any new tool for sure. My old band saw was a Craftsman and I really worked it, for years. Hubby claimed I sabotaged it, but I didn’t. He did think I needed an upgrade. Love this new one, much faster, smoother operation and better cut.
Thought I’d offer some tips. I use a 3/16”x11TPI blade. I recommend the book Building Beautiful Boxes with your band saw by Lois Keener Ventura. Many tips and full of patterns!

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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