My first bandsaw box

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Project by TomGrin posted 10-27-2018 12:55 PM 1481 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally had time to make a bandsaw box. I used an old 8×8 cedar post from my porch that had been replaced. the pulls are rosewood. I wanted to center the design around the use of a large hole saw. The color is General finish green dye stain with a couple of coats of arm-r-seal over the top. I am pleased with the way it turned out.

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,

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#1 posted 10-27-2018 01:13 PM

Tom, Great design!!! Good idea to use the hole saw in the middle, I’d never thought to do that. It looks classy! And, great use of those little rosewood cut offs :))

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#2 posted 10-27-2018 01:34 PM

That’s a good looking box, Tom! Nice work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 10-27-2018 03:00 PM

Nice design & very well executed!

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

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#4 posted 10-27-2018 10:01 PM

Tom, I really like the design concept. That must be some hole saw. It was thoughtful to add the feet and cut so much of the bulk away from the original post. The color is good and the net result is a unique and pleasing box. It would help your readers if you included the dimensions of your box. It is tough to tell sizes just from photos. You might spend a bit more time sanding out machine marks on some parts, but in a way, those marks add a bit of charm to the finished product. All the rounded edges really give this design a professional look. The rounding makes this look work. Great job there. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with next if you choose to build on this concept. There is surely more post left for the next round. Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 10-28-2018 01:19 AM

Wow. I really like the style you came up with. It looks great.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 10-28-2018 02:25 AM

Great “wood-rescue’




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

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#7 posted 10-28-2018 03:44 AM

Darn fine job, wonderfully done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 10-28-2018 09:37 AM

Great work and beautiful design for the first time (I would never guess).

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 10-29-2018 11:17 PM

Super design and I like what you did with the dye. If that’s your first try, I bet the next few will be spectacular.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#10 posted 11-18-2018 05:49 AM

Wow! that looks great! i’ve been toying around with the idea of some bandsaw boxes. I reent;y got a hand-me-down bandsaw from my brother and have been itching to play with it. I have noticed the thicker the cut i make, the more the blade wants to drift. What did you do to keep that from happening?

So far, this is the biggest I’ve been able to make on mine.

-- Rusty, Wichita, Kansas

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