First Band Saw Box

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Project by oldguy2 posted 06-26-2019 10:48 AM 455 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Challenging. Do your first Band Saw Box in pine. This one is in Ash. 8 in long, 3 in wide—4 boards, and 4 inch high. so many little things made this a learning moments. The blade was new and even a 3/16 but the ash made the tight corners even a slow patience patience to work away at. You can see the burn marks inside the draw area after a lot of sanding. I started this last year as a gift for my future daughter in law and have kept coming back at it to get it done and now the deadline is here. I am very pleased with the green felt I glued in for the drawers, I found a large piece at the thrift store. It was accidental but very fortunate that the two brown grain lines came out in front looks like I planned that. I used paste wax for the finish and on the drawers and inside. It looks great. I did buy the Band Saw book by David Picciuto and liked the hints and designs. I cannot say this is exactly his plan or a bit of mine.

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#1 posted 06-26-2019 12:32 PM

Nice box! The green felt looks good with the wood. I am probably going to attempt my first bandsaw box this week and was going to use some of my nicer wood but now I think I’ll practice with pine or 2×4s ahead of time. Everyone always makes them look so easy that you think you can jump right in!

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#2 posted 06-26-2019 01:42 PM

pretty nice for a first time. Having 50 or 60 bs boxes done and gone, I have yet to use felt in the drawers. I use the same finish inside and out – a LOT of sanding but I don’t hear – Oh I wish that was red inside the drawer

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#3 posted 06-26-2019 06:20 PM

That looks good.

I have yet to do one of those.

There’s a 1/8” blade currently mounted on my saw… still there from radiusing some corners.

I should try it. I can’t be that hard, right? ;-)


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#4 posted 06-26-2019 08:38 PM

Nice entrance into bandsaw boxes.

Thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 06-26-2019 11:59 PM

Well done!

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#6 posted 07-02-2019 05:19 PM

Nice job! I’ve done a few bandsaw boxes and some puzzle boxes too. They’re a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. Ocelot calls out that he uses a 1/8” blade, so do it, it makes doing tight corners a heck of a lot easier. I also splurged and got the combination belt and spindle sander. Having that thing takes HOURS out of sanding. You just have to sand between cuts so you don’t have to match stuff back up and then sand it to fit.

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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