Band saw boxes

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Project by Gianni posted 03-19-2014 10:23 PM 2080 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My folks bought a small craftsman hobby bandsaw 20 some years ago and I used to mess around on it from time to time. It’d been sitting for a number of years, so I brought it to my house and used it on and off as needed. Watching the Drunken Woodworker weekly wrap up a couple of weeks ago, he answered an email question about his favorite tool with the bandsaw, because it offered him the most opportunity to be creative.

That inspired me to break it out again, blow the dust off, and tune it up a little. I don’t think I can take much credit for creativity on these, as they are basically projects that I had favorited to revisit at some future time. I do think they turned out nice, especially with all of the sanding basically done with a dremel. The walnut one had some very tight spots where I couldn’t get to with anything other than a popsicle stuck with sandpaper glued on it, so it’s pretty rough in there. Next time i’ll have to draw them up with sanding in mind.

Cherry and walnut, danish oil finish. Been using that a lot lately and appreciate the simplicity. Thanks for looking, and any advice on getting a smoother cut from the bandsaw are appreciated.

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#1 posted 03-20-2014 03:19 AM

Nice BS boxes…I really like the look of the colors in the Walnut.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 03-20-2014 08:29 PM

Another kind of unique bandsaw box with holes, verry nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-20-2014 08:42 PM

Very nice.
I’ve made a few like the cherry one. Used a pattern from Ventura’s book. Totally understand about the sanding problems.
Here they are if you want to take a look.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 03-21-2014 02:28 AM

Gene, yours turned out very nice! I need to experiment some with shaping the fronts to give them a little more contour.

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#5 posted 03-21-2014 05:57 AM

Very Nice Gianni! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 03-21-2014 08:44 PM

Good work keep it up.

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 01:48 PM

They’re beautiful. Great design, like the contrasting wood colors and nice finish. Great job!

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