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11-08-2011 06:39 PM

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Anyone know what the deal is with all the band saw boxes being posted? Looks like maybe a shop class in Nebraska?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#1 posted 11-08-2011 06:48 PM

I noticed them too. I thought maybe Martin was having another contest.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#2 posted 11-08-2011 06:48 PM

That is a good question i too would like to know what the story…not complaining or anything just more or less curious

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#3 posted 11-08-2011 07:12 PM

I noticed that too and wonder what was going on. Perhaps someone had a class?

Maybe this isn’t in play here, but I long ago realized that there is a funny thing about the internet. I operate three ebay stores. Items in those stores sell in streaks that are hard to understand. One week a dozen of one catagory sells every day, then nothing from that catagory for some time. Meanwhile the sales switch to another catagory. It happens in all three stores, and all of our market research can’t explain it.

I bet Einstien had a theory about this kind of thing…

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#4 posted 11-08-2011 07:24 PM

I wonder if it’s some kind of unconscious inclination. Everyone sees one really good bandsaw box, and then thinks, “Hey, maybe I should make one.” I mean, it’s getting colder and some people don’t want to spend a lot of time working on something. It can be a fairly quick project and they’re neat and have so much flexibility. I myself have even thought about making one. Just need to get my bandsaw running.

I think seeing someone else make something you’ve been thinking about making also encourages you to go through with it. A while back lots of people were making thickness sanders. I’ve also noticed more people making business card holders after nobody making any on here for quite some time. Just my observations.

-- Matt -

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#5 posted 11-08-2011 07:29 PM

Well.. if you look, they’re mostly 1-post accounts, all created around the same time. Of those accounts, the only other comments have been on each other’s profiles.. weeeird.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 11-08-2011 07:48 PM

Does sound like it could be a class or something then. Do they list where they’re from? Maybe they have a teacher who is a member and they all joined.

-- Matt -

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#7 posted 11-08-2011 07:54 PM

Ok, so they all look to be from the same size stock. Must be a class project. Maybe part of their assignment was to post it here. Maybe part of their grade or maybe bonus points is determined by comments or views on here.

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#8 posted 11-08-2011 08:37 PM

Some of them are “N”-shaped for a Nebraska football team. An excerpt from one of the descriptions:
”Our teacher told us to keep it simple, so I did by designing a regular “N” and not a “Nebraska N.”

Sounds like a school project to me.

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#9 posted 11-08-2011 09:06 PM

Awhile back there was a High school wood shop that all posted their bandsaw boxes. This may be the same thing.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#10 posted 11-08-2011 09:15 PM

Dunno why the spate of bandsaw boxes, but I like looking at them. Some are pretty ingeniously designed.

-- 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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#11 posted 11-08-2011 11:53 PM

It is a shop class, although not mine.
This site is a great place for shop class kids to see. The quality of projects here are generally great, so they see examples of good craftsman ship. I haven’t had any students post projects, but I have had them use the site to help them design projects (find elements of projects they could copy)
Also, the people here are awesome! so it is friendly for kids to come around.

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#12 posted 11-09-2011 01:14 AM

Stevinmarin’s nightmare. Boxes boxes why does it always have to be boxes.

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#13 posted 11-09-2011 03:41 AM

Even if the bandsaw boxes belong to a class, Stumpy isn’t the only one to experience these “trends”. My dad has been a plumber for almost 40 years and he says that his hot water tank sales come in threes.

-- When questioned about using glue on a garbage bin I responded, "Wood working is about good technique and lots of glue........I have the glue part down."

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#14 posted 11-09-2011 04:19 AM

The trends all go in cycles – it’s like the magazines. I just picked up one woodworking magazine that I’ve not subscribed to for a couple of years – and wouldn’t you know it has the same exact project in it that I made back then. In a few weeks it’ll be something else – everything cycles around. Next week it will be ducks on a stick. :-)

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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