Band Saw Box From Old Cutting Board

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Project by FloridaArt posted 11-01-2011 05:08 AM 2919 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

October, 2011—A couple weeks ago I found a well-used kitchen cutting board in a second-hand store. Bought it for $1.99. Cut off the drip/drain edges. Ran the flat parts through the thickness planer, to get the knife marks off both sides. Then cut it into 3 strips, and each strip into two halves. Stacked up and glued all 6 pieces to make a blank.

My talented and artistic daughter drew an interesting design on the face. All I had to do was cut it out, build it, and put a nice finish on. The finish is a clear water-based semi-gloss product for wood from Rust-o-leum, 3-coats. The drawer handles are small pieces of marblewood. All cuts were made with the band saw, equipped with a 3/16ths 10-TPI blade. The last photo includes a wine bottle for scale.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 11-01-2011 05:10 AM

What a great design and wonderful job.

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#2 posted 11-01-2011 05:15 AM

Interesting design. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a glued up (segmented?) band saw box like it. That’s some excellent recycling!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#3 posted 11-01-2011 02:00 PM

Great reuse project. Its nice you included your daughter in the design.
Turned out nice.

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#4 posted 11-01-2011 03:49 PM

Art, I like the shape to this box, as well as both the shape, and placement of the pulls. Great re-use of the wood as well.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 11-01-2011 04:45 PM

Very nice design, and well executed!

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#6 posted 11-01-2011 08:01 PM

Hello FloridaArt

I like the design
It’s original and a low price
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 11-01-2011 08:27 PM

Art- I too like everything about this box. You done very good indeed.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#8 posted 11-01-2011 10:33 PM


I’ve no doubt that your talented and artistic daughter learnt her skills from you. Well done!

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#9 posted 11-01-2011 11:48 PM

Great project. Nice recycling.

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#10 posted 11-02-2011 03:06 AM

Nice job Art. I really like this one. I’m jealous of that nice piece of wood you salvaged from the thrift store. Tell your daughter she needs to do more designs for you. Great box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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