Bandsaw Jewelry Box

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Project by ckorkyrun89 posted 02-11-2013 04:39 AM 2048 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry box for my girlfriend 2 years ago for Christmas. I’m sure some of you will recognize the pattern. I got it from a magazine a few years ago. I can’t for the life of me remember which magazine it was though.

It was made on my dad’s older 14 inch import bandsaw. Lucklily we had just gotten a new blade however it was still slow going through about 4 and a half inches of walnut.

The biggest thing I got out of it is that a bandsaw box is more about sanding than it is about the bandsaw. I do not have an oscillating spindle sander and at the time only have some small 1 inch long drum sanders of various sizes. It mostly ended up in hand sanding for several hours. I think all told I had about 30 hours worth of hand sanding in it. I definitely would not do it the same way again and probably wont make another one until I have a better way to sand it.

It was definitely an interesting and fun project. She was thrilled with it and that is definitely the most important part.

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 08:47 AM

Very good looking box you built. I have made that design many times and you are correct, all boxes take allot of sanding as well as some hand carving. I think that is what I like most about them. After everything is cut and put together, I enjoy carving and hand sanding (hand a power tools) and watch that block of wood turn into something very beautiful.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 09:46 AM

Beautiful piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 08:08 PM

That band saw box is wonderful. The design is superb. You’ve got the skills buddy!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 03:07 AM

Very nice. I love the bandsaw boxes.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 02:57 PM

Gorgeous band saw box! Love the beautiful wood and finish.

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#6 posted 02-14-2013 12:25 AM

Very nicely done!

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