Bandsaw Box

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 01-06-2012 10:13 PM 3458 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always wanted to try my hand at making a band saw box and today I did using some Cypress with worm holes in it.

I have been inspired to make a band saw box by all the people that have posted their band saw boxes here on Thank you all for the inspiration!

All I have to do now is decide what finish I want on it. Danish oil might be nice!

More about this here

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 12:10 AM

I vote Danish;-D

be very careful, band-saw boxes are very addictive! this is a nice one, congratulations.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 12:13 AM

Looks good

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 03:56 AM

Nice job and some beautiful cypress. I would love to have some of that. We have big bald cypress trees here but I have never seen a dead one and they never blow down in our storms (but I’m waiting).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 04:47 AM

Cool looking box. Like the wood and shape of it.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 01-07-2012 09:54 AM

Looks great even with no finish….............

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 01-07-2012 04:27 PM

Great lookin box….welcome to your new addiction :)

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#7 posted 01-07-2012 05:26 PM

Nice cutting… post pics when it has its finish coat. I think Danish oil would be a good choice.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#8 posted 01-08-2012 06:55 AM

This is very interesting and nice.

-- Be gentle I am only new to the game

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#9 posted 01-08-2012 09:57 AM

A good start, any more in the pipe line?

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#10 posted 01-08-2012 02:51 PM

Thank you for all the nice comments!

I went to your web site and looked around! WOW! you are a true craftsman! And thanks for all the nice “hint’s”. I have some plain Western Red Cedar in my shop and I’ll be using that for my next box when I find the time!

About the Cypress wood I used for this box,
When I first saw that sick looking hunk of stump that I made this box from I would never have thought this nice grain wood would emerge from it. I was planning on this being a throw away piece. NOT…!
What’s funny is now I keep thinking about all that dry firewood I burned up over the years when I was younger and now don’t have access to anymore. I’ll bet I burned up some nice treasures!

I feel I have learned that it’s project that determines the way you perceive the wood you will use for your project.

Tony C

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 01-09-2012 02:12 AM

Nice, ye old sea capn’! But how did ye do it? -curious

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#12 posted 01-09-2012 02:49 AM

Do I really look like an old sea captain?
I did it with a yo ho ho and a band saw!

Seamore here !

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 03-28-2018 10:29 PM

Oh yes 6 years later and still attracting attention, now thats a wood project for you!
How did it happen? well I saw your reply to Blackie, and I wondered just how big a band saw would do that sort of work.
So off looking I went. I found an excellent youtube video and then a esnoop around your profile and found a Grizzly 14” bandsaw reference, not content with that and as you left your garage door open I spotted the saw sitting there! So in I went to look around, what a beauty, Next I am off to explore your website, I will report back accordingly upon my return! Yo Ho Ho, (old sea capn indeed!)

BTW in Jan 2018 I was at my PC when a massive lightning strike got me, I recovered after about a week of wandering about in a daze, all I saw was a massive white flash and heard a deafening bang, but the modem was not as fortunate and suffered a fatal blow. This absence raised some concerns from other LJs as to where I was but upon my recovery and a new modem plus a service call I am back.
I am now working on my will and cleaning Junk out of my home as I dont want to depart and leave all the clutter to my boys to clean up.

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 03-28-2018 11:03 PM

Rob, You should be an investigator! When I saw those nice wall hanging of Backies I though a few little birds among those branches would look cool. Yes I love my bandsaw; it’s a great machine and it’s the perfect size for what I do which is not much! LOL!

So You were snooping around in my garage were you? I hope you finished up all those unfinished projects sitting around in there! ha-ha !!! Now where in heavens did you get the “sea captain” from?

Holy smokes! You suffered a lightning strike???? I guess you saw my lightning strike video on YouTube. I was very loud and very close. I was only about 35 feet from that strike and moments from being right where it hit. Glad your ok, I’m good just had a mess to clean up. We lost a few electronics also. Funny you mentioned your will. We just did our wills last week. LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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