1st Bandsaw Box

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Project by MrBagel posted 02-14-2013 03:08 PM 3483 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first Bandsaw box!

This one taught me a whole bunch about my bandsaw.. I learned how to overtighten the 1/4” blade and easily snap it.

I’m going to purchase a new blade support to allow easier cutting for projects like this one.

Maple and Walnut. These projects are a great way to use up scrap hardwood and end up with something beautiful and useful as a gift.

For the pull, i cut a slice off of the edge to make it a square block so now i have a enough material to make several pulls for future boxes made with this combination.

I sanded like crazy to get the grains to stand out well and then tried boiled linseed oil for the first time. I really like the way this project finished. It was frustrating figuring out what i wanted but in the end I think it turned out really well.

Thanks to Steve Ramsey at Woodworking for Mere Mortals for the video instructions. I’ll post a finished box using his template next week once i finish it.

-- Just remember... Keep your stick on the ice! - Red Green

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#1 posted 02-14-2013 03:38 PM

Very nice box. I like it.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#2 posted 02-14-2013 07:41 PM

Excellent BSB Box. Ok, I give up…where is the entry cut.

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#3 posted 02-14-2013 08:07 PM

My tools often teach me things about them. Usually how much they fight me. That is a great and unusual box…........................

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

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#4 posted 02-14-2013 09:41 PM

That’s a Cool Bandsaw box! Great Work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 02-14-2013 09:58 PM

I like the direction you put the wood stripes in, makes it very dynamic.

-- Fergie in CO

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 01:00 AM

It’s great! I’ve yet to do one, but I have quite a lot of scraps to glue-up and look forward to making a few, looks fun!

-- steve/USA

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#7 posted 02-15-2013 02:12 AM

Cool looking box!

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#8 posted 02-15-2013 06:15 AM

Great box, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 02-15-2013 08:55 AM

Thanks all! The entry point cut is on the bottom left edge of the walnut layer. Look closely you can see the cut…

-- Just remember... Keep your stick on the ice! - Red Green

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#10 posted 02-15-2013 05:14 PM

Awesome box! Great wood combination and the finish really makes the wood grains pop.

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#11 posted 02-16-2013 11:03 PM

You have inspired me to make my own “first band saw box”
I just wanted to do a quick, small one, for my great Nephews B-day…it is supposed to be the small letter “a” in the alphabet.
I used a 3”x3”x5” block of Maple, and Padouk for the knob.
I haven’t finished it yet, I want to use Mineral Oil (kid-safe)

-- steve/USA

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#12 posted 02-17-2013 05:28 AM

Wow! Nice work! I think the oil will give it a great defined colour. The combination of woods will look great once finished. Good one!

-- Just remember... Keep your stick on the ice! - Red Green

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