Art Deco-ish Band Saw Box

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Project by jimleigh1313 posted 11-18-2011 02:39 PM 3785 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second bandsaw box. Again, I’m just practicing using my new bandsaw. I found out where I was making a mistake after this one (although I corrected it with a lot of sanding). I thought my blade was too wide to make 90 degree cuts in this thick of wood on the curves, but it turns out, the lower guides were not screwed tightly :). Oh well…you live and learn I guess. You can see the effect of loose guides in the second picture where the door is closed. There is a larger gap than I would have liked between the door and the box. Also with the lower guides not tighted, I wasn’t able to track my design on the box. The result isthe drawer is a bit ‘askew’ in that it is not perfectly symmetrical. This become very obvious when the drawer is turned around as if you would put it in backwards.

But the silver lining, is I still ended up with an ok-looking box. And I learned quite a bit about my bandsaw from my second box.

This isn’t the completed design, btw. I wanted to put thin, dark inlay strips every inch or so around the perimeter at the top of the box. But the best i can tell, the best way to accomplish this is with a router and a small straight bit. The router is my next tool purchase. Also, I wanted to add legs that come off the bottom at about 30 degree angles, but I couldn’t think of how to get 4 perfectly aligned holes…especially without a drill press, which is two tool puchases away. So, if you have any tips, or any comments, positive or negative…please share them. I would be very appreciative!

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#1 posted 11-18-2011 03:32 PM

Good job. I love it and its great for a second box. I am in the same box as you. Not a lot of tools but a BIG list.

Just keep on building things … least thats what I keep telling myself. Also there are great tips and lots of knowledge on all of the projects posted here. Not to mention the inspiration I get too!

Again, a great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 11-18-2011 03:45 PM

Nice box..especially first attempt. Just got a bandsaw also and starting to make boxes. Lots of fun.

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#3 posted 11-18-2011 11:27 PM

Maybe you could cut a scrap of wood at 30 degrees and use it as a guide for your hand drill to drill your holes for the legs BEFORE you cut the outside of the box. That way you’re working off the flat sides of your block of wood.
Cute design. Bandsaw boxes can be addicting. Watch out!!!!!

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#4 posted 11-19-2011 11:10 PM

Nice wok, you could bandsaw the legs from the same block, no gluing required!

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 06:05 AM

I like it… put some wheels and a buckboard on it and it would look like a Conastoga wagon. I don’t think I’ve seen that as a design yet.

-- Wilson

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#6 posted 11-21-2011 05:44 PM

Haha…after I cut it out, that’s exactly what I was thinking…a wagon.

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