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Let me apologize up front for the crappy cell phone pic. I tried my hand at a band saw box this afternoon. I really need a different blade, my half dull 3/8 blade just wasn't cutting it. I'll keep it and compare as I move forward. Its suffering from loose curves and lots of glue squeeze out and was basically a learning experience. I did have fun and this will surely be the first of many, many more. Although im not at all happy with it, it is enjoyable. Made out of poplar with walnut oil.

 

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It's not half that bad. Don't need a lot of glue for them, but once you get it you'll improve with each one.
Looks better than my first one. Make some more
 

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I have 16 grandchildren and I made a bunch of those for presents this past Christmas. It was the first time for me. All I can say is the last one was nearly perfect unlike the first few. They do take practice but once you figure how to make smooth cuts, etc. they're really fun to make.
 

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Let me apologize up front for the crappy cell phone pic. I tried my hand at a band saw box this afternoon. I really need a different blade, my half dull 3/8 blade just wasn't cutting it. I'll keep it and compare as I move forward. Its suffering from loose curves and lots of glue squeeze out and was basically a learning experience. I did have fun and this will surely be the first of many, many more. Although im not at all happy with it, it is enjoyable. Made out of poplar with walnut oil.

look's fine , this is adictive you know? i make them lot's of them, don't forget to cut the back off after you cut out the pattern ? i have forgot to do this, you know what come's next, a new back and lot's of sanding, , i make small box's out of the slug's you cut out of for the drawer's also nothing get's away make sure that the blade is 90 degree to the bet from the side's and from the back of the blade, if not the drawer won't slide in and out good , it will bind if the blade isn't at 90 degrees all the way around, good luck also the box will slide in past the edge of the box, you can glue a piece of wood or use those felt pad's which i use on the back of the drawer than it will be at the egde of the box, that way and on the botton of the box, so as not to scratch where it is going to set, just fyi
 

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Ok, this thread inspires me. I did a quick look but didn't see a bandsaw box build thread. Does anyone have something like this? I have a 1/4" blade on m 10" craftsman BS that I would think would work just fine.

Thanks in advance!

Mark
 

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Ok, this thread inspires me. I did a quick look but didn't see a bandsaw box build thread. Does anyone have something like this? I have a 1/4" blade on m 10" craftsman BS that I would think would work just fine.

Thanks in advance!

Mark
There's no build thread for this particular one, I had never done one before and basically just "winged it". This one was done with an older 14" powermatic saw with a dull 3/8 blade. The blade was a little wide to make the tight curves I wanted so a 1/4 blade should work fine. Go for it!
 

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Ok, this thread inspires me. I did a quick look but didn't see a bandsaw box build thread. Does anyone have something like this? I have a 1/4" blade on m 10" craftsman BS that I would think would work just fine.

Thanks in advance!

Mark
Mark, here is a link to many threads using the search term "bandsaw box".

Here's a tip on searching that someone else posted a while ago: if you search using the words bandsaw box you'll get results for everything that has the term bandsaw or box.

If you put the search terms in quotes (as in "bandsaw box") however you will only get results that have the exact phrase as typed between the quotes. In this case only results that have the word bandsaw immediately preceeding the word box. Hope that makes sense.
 

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trc65 said:
Mark, here is a link to many threads using the search term "bandsaw box".

Here's a tip on searching that someone else posted a while ago: if you search using the words bandsaw box you'll get results for everything that has the term bandsaw or box.

If you put the search terms in quotes (as in "bandsaw box") however you will only get results that have the exact phrase as typed between the quotes. In this case only results that have the word bandsaw immediately preceeding the word box. Hope that makes sense.
Thanks for the advice. It helped. I did find several good threads, but I still didn't find a step by step with photos build thread. But I may just give it a whirl with a scrap piece of 4x4 I have just to see how the process goes. If I have some success, I can try it better wood.

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trc65 said:
Here's a couple I had bookmarked for future reference (when and if I ever get a bandsaw). The first is by Sorrowful Jones here on WWT. The next is one from a Canadian Woodworking site. Hope these help if you haven't seen them yet.
Thanks for linking those. Unless life gets in the way, I will definitely try one of these tomorrow. For now, time for bed...

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There's no build thread for this particular one, I had never done one before and basically just "winged it". This one was done with an older 14" powermatic saw with a dull 3/8 blade. The blade was a little wide to make the tight curves I wanted so a 1/4 blade should work fine. Go for it!
Get a Carter stabilizer and a decent blade.
 

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Get a Carter stabilizer and a decent blade.
I have emailed them about a Stabilizer fir my 10" Craftsman, but they were NO HELP. I asked a guidance question was basically referred their website. Kinda pi$$ed me off, but I still want the stabilizer.

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... good luck also the box will slide in past the edge of the box, you can glue a piece of wood or use those felt pad's which i use on the back of the drawer than it will be at the egde of the box, that way and on the botton of the box, so as not to scratch where it is going to set, just fyi
An easy way to eliminate the drawers from seating deeper than front edge of the box is to sand the front of the box down a little. With a disc or belt sander it's a quick, easy thing to do.
 
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