Scrollsawn Box

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Project by KevinD posted 04-05-2008 01:41 PM 1550 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used the book Bandsaw boxes and shrunk one down to cut from a 2 X 6 X 6 turning square. This piece is cut from Canarywood using a #9 skip-tooth blade. I cut the back off with a bandsaw, taped it back to the block and proceeded to cut the outside shape. The stack was separated and then the drawers were cut out. After that, it was back to the bandsaw to cut the fronts and backs off of the drawers. Then the drawer insides were cut on the scrollsaw. The whole thing was then glued back together. While not a very difficult project, I was very happy with the end result.

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#1 posted 04-05-2008 02:32 PM

This is nice , you make it sound so easy i also like the way the handles flow with the drawers. I will try one someday with so many other projects to complete and life always gets in the way of wood working

-- Ron Central, CA

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#2 posted 04-05-2008 02:49 PM

Hi Kevin,

This is a gorgeous box. It is well designed and you did a wonderful job on the both the construction and the finish.

I have been meaning to do something like this but simply haven’t found the time.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-05-2008 02:54 PM

Great looking box and beautiful wood

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 04-05-2008 03:21 PM

I’m with Ron – you make it SOUND so easy.
I started a scroll saw box once and it is still sitting on a shelf somewhere… but the bandsaw would be helpful for the thick wood…
Nice box

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 04-05-2008 03:29 PM

I’ll have to give that a shot on the scroll saw. Darn nice job. Very nice finish too. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 04-05-2008 03:44 PM

how many blades were broken?

-- making sawdust....

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#7 posted 04-05-2008 05:40 PM

Thanks for the too kind words all. It just takes practice. Mott, to answer your question, none. I used 2 blades total for the project.


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#8 posted 04-05-2008 08:24 PM

Only 2 blades? That’s better than I do one something a lot simpler.

Very nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 04-05-2008 09:07 PM

Nice job- very unique lines and exceptional finish.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#10 posted 04-05-2008 09:15 PM

beautiful fit, nice and tight and a good mix of tooling. I’m a big scroll saw fan as well.

-- Greg, CT

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#11 posted 04-07-2008 01:02 AM

Great job Kevin. Must try one of these boxes one day.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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