(Bubinga) Bandsaw Box

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Project by 58j35bonanza posted 03-29-2011 05:18 AM 2328 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I glued together (three) 2” thick pieces of Bubinga that were 5 1/8” long.
I then cut off the 2 side pieces and cut the top of the box out.
Next I cut out the top tray and laid it aside.
Next I cut the bottom tray free from the block of wood or what was left of it.
I then cut the side pieces off the 2 trays and cut out the tray parts.
There are 2 slots in the top tray and just 1 large area in the pull out tray that goes in the bottom.
I then cut the 3 slots in the stationary tray that is under the top tray. (Wow), enough trays in this project.
Next I sanded and glued it all back together. I pinned the lid and made sure it opened freely and finished it with 4 coats of lacquer, sanding between coats with 320 and on the final sanding with #000 steel wool and then Johnson’s paste wax.
Also I put a piece of self adhesive felt in the bottom for the drawer to slide on.
The hardware is from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for looking.

-- Chuck

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 06:46 AM

A real beaut you made. You really made that Bubinga scream at you. Love the handles/knobs.

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 07:02 AM

Looks simple, but very cool. Will have to try it.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 02:37 PM

That is one of the nicest band saw boxes I’ve seen. Good work.

-- Russ

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 03:04 PM

Certainly not your ordinary bandsaw box. Very nice indeed.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 06:21 PM

Very “most excellent” band-saw box!! I will have to tackle this type myself.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 07:48 PM

Charles, you took “out of the box thinking” to a higher level. Well done!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 10:37 PM

Great design..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 03-30-2011 12:49 AM

Very nice indeed, just pops out at ya and makes you stare a while, your design is very ingenious, seems to be a new twist for a band saw box, wonderful work, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 03-30-2011 01:49 AM

now this is a bandsaw box. saweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#10 posted 08-08-2011 08:25 PM

Thats some good lookin box! Thanks for sharing

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