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This is a great design that I have always wanted to make. After purchasing my bandsaw last month I decided there was no time like the present to get it done! I salvaged some poplar out of old kitchen cabinet face frames earlier this summer. Here's a video showing a quick build process. Have a great one folks!


 

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JaysCustomCreations said:
This is a great design that I have always wanted to make. After purchasing my bandsaw last month I decided there was no time like the present to get it done! I salvaged some poplar out of old kitchen cabinet face frames earlier this summer. Here's a video showing a quick build process. Have a great one folks!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8xZETRC0So
Thanks for sharing. I need to get a new blade for my Craftsman 10" BS so that I can make these. My plan is to make a few for gifts, but I just haven't made that first one yet.

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Jay, what blade did you cut these boxes with? I have a fairly new 1/8" 14 TPI blade that just won't cut the hardwood at all. Thanks.

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Jay, what blade did you cut these boxes with? I have a fairly new 1/8" 14 TPI blade that just won't cut the hardwood at all. Thanks.

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The problem you are most likely having is the high TPI count. I have been told you need to have no more than 20-24 teeth max in the wood at once. I went with a Highland Woodworking 3/16" 4tpi Skip Tooth blade. Highly recommended.
 

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JaysCustomCreations said:
The problem you are most likely having is the high TPI count. I have been told you need to have no more than 20-24 teeth max in the wood at once. I went with a Highland Woodworking 3/16" 4tpi Skip Tooth blade. Highly recommended.
While that makes sense to me, I've been told to get a good glue ready finish to use a 12-14 TPI blade. I will look for a 3-4 TPI blade, but I'd prefer a 1/8 vs a 3/16. Did the 3/16 work for you on tight turns?

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While that makes sense to me, I've been told to get a good glue ready finish to use a 12-14 TPI blade. I will look for a 3-4 TPI blade, but I'd prefer a 1/8 vs a 3/16. Did the 3/16 work for you on tight turns?

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I made this project with the blade I suggested. Worked fine for me.
 
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