First Bandsaw Boxes (and first LJ post!)

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Project by tompliska posted 01-16-2019 02:47 AM 1103 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to all the great tips I found here, I made my first bandsaw boxes… (well, actually, I started a pine one to get a feel for it but then moved on to these). I definitely need more practice, but pretty excited at how these little guys turned out. Gifts for my family… M was for my niece Margot, and N for my nephew Nicholas. Red oak (actually, I think it was something else and I don’t remember! any ideas?), pine, and purpleheart. Not sure how they’ll hold up mixing the soft and hard woods, but time will tell. Finished with boiled linseed oil. Probably going to make a bunch of these considering I live in a city and space is very limited. And no more hand-sanding stuff like this! Just bought a spindle sander.

Thanks to all for all of the info here!

-- Tom, San Francisco

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#1 posted 01-16-2019 04:01 AM

Cool looking !!! I haven’t made one yet, but have been intending to. Might be a project soon. Great job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 01-16-2019 09:03 AM

Good start Tom, pretty little boxes and welcome to LJ. No worry about the pine combined with hardwoods, it should do just fine.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-16-2019 01:29 PM

Well done Tom and welcome to LJs! Your Red Oak looks a lot like Jatoba ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 01-16-2019 02:19 PM

First – Welcome to Lumberjocks
Second – those are nice boxes and especially nice because of the forethought to make them in initial style – Well Done ! They will be pleased no doubt

-- 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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#5 posted 01-16-2019 06:40 PM


Nice box, especially nice first effort box.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 01-16-2019 06:48 PM

Well done on the boxes – Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- socrbent Ohio

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#7 posted 01-16-2019 07:42 PM

Very nice boxes.

I understand the “urban” crowded feeling too well!

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

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#8 posted 01-16-2019 11:33 PM

From the pictures, I’d guess maybe sapelle on the mystery wood.

I’ve been wanting to try a bandsaw box and would be pretty darn happy if mine turn out as nice as yours. Good stuff!

-- Dylan in St. Louis -

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#9 posted 01-17-2019 12:26 AM

Really nice bandsaw box. I love your combination of woods. Great job!

-- AJ

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#10 posted 01-17-2019 07:30 AM

Nice…I would say..butterfly design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 01-19-2019 06:18 AM

Tom , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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