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Since I just got a new, quality band saw, I set it off on a maiden voyage to cut a few band saw boxes. The second of three wasn't thought out very well and the gap wouldn't close without the case cracking at glue-up. What is pictured are the two survivors.

This was my first ever try at band saw boxes so I gladly accept the one broken attempt as a legitimate learning tool.

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2-drawer box: Douglas fir with spalted maple on back and marble wood drawer pulls.

1-drawer box: Cedar with ebony pull.

Both are finished with spray enamel.


I enjoyed making these. I see a bunch more band saw boxes in my future. I'll be adding some to my stock of wooden wares to sell. Plus my wife loves these two boxes. I'll probably let her have both of these. She deserves them. :thumbsup:
 

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Kool, I like the single, but both are very nice.

Where are the pic's of build process?

Dale in Indy
I didn't take any pictures of the builds in progress.

I do like how quick and easy they are to make though. I need to glue up a bunch of blocks and crank out a load of these. I still have a few more large solid cedar blocks I can use as well.
 

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Your a natural Steve. Lol
Now your hooked. Those look better than my first ones I did. Oh!!!! Wait....it must be the new bandsaw. Laughing!!!!!
Once you understand the concept, there easy to make. Nice!!!!
 

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I never made one of those, but you may have inspired me to give it a go. Can't decide if I should do it before or after my meds.:laughing:




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Why choose? Let's see before and after boxes. :thumbsup:
 

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Since I just got a new, quality band saw, I set it off on a maiden voyage to cut a few band saw boxes. The second of three wasn't thought out very well and the gap wouldn't close without the case cracking at glue-up. What is pictured are the two survivors.

This was my first ever try at band saw boxes so I gladly accept the one broken attempt as a legitimate learning tool.

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2-drawer box: Douglas fir with spalted maple on back and marble wood drawer pulls.

1-drawer box: Cedar with ebony pull.

Both are finished with spray enamel.


I enjoyed making these. I see a bunch more band saw boxes in my future. I'll be adding some to my stock of wooden wares to sell. Plus my wife loves these two boxes. I'll probably let her have both of these. She deserves them. :thumbsup:
i make lot's of bandsaw box's, once you start their are no end to making them, one thing don't forget to cut off the back before you cut out the drawer's , i bet you haven't done that , forget the back, than you have to make one, and not have the one that will match the back, it will be ok, only you know, also the drawer's set back in and not match the frount, here is why the 2 cut's of the band saw blade make's the box part smaller due to band saw blade, here is what i do is use the little stick on pad's, or use a little piece of wood and put on the back of the drawer's . the little drawer pull's can be made out of anything, what i do us use a plug cutter and make lot's of plug's and cut them off with the band saw, putting the wood up right and they just keep falling out when you cut them, they will be roung , if that is what you want. your's are looking good, keep up the good work, if you want to see mine post and i will give the link thanks for reading
 

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i make lot's of bandsaw box's, once you start their are no end to making them, one thing don't forget to cut off the back before you cut out the drawer's , i bet you haven't done that , forget the back, than you have to make one, and not have the one that will match the back, it will be ok, only you know, also the drawer's set back in and not match the frount, here is why the 2 cut's of the band saw blade make's the box part smaller due to band saw blade, here is what i do is use the little stick on pad's, or use a little piece of wood and put on the back of the drawer's . the little drawer pull's can be made out of anything, what i do us use a plug cutter and make lot's of plug's and cut them off with the band saw, putting the wood up right and they just keep falling out when you cut them, they will be roung , if that is what you want. your's are looking good, keep up the good work, if you want to see mine post and i will give the link thanks for reading
:laughing: My box with the spalted maple back has that maple back because I got ahead of myself and cut the drawers before cutting the back off. The worst part is that I was fully aware that I needed to cut off the back first. But I got distracted and, well, got ahead of myself. I even had my cut line marked already, yet still screwed up. :laughing:

You had some good tips there. Thanks.

And heck yeah I want to see your boxes. :thumbsup:
 

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I got another one done yesterday. This one is cypress with Honduran rosewood pulls. There's a third drawer tucked away inside the biggest drawer. Whoever ends up with this box is welcome to keep that inner drawer or pull it out and toss it if it's in their way.

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I also started box in mahogany last night.

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Check you out! You're on a roll now. I just started my first couple band sawn boxes. They've been on my "list" for a looooooooong time now.

Really great work!
Yeah, it turns out the rumor is true: band saw boxes ARE fun to make. :thumbsup: There's no measurements and no tedious steps. Adhere to the basic principles and you can make it up as you go and get great results. At least that's MY strategy*. Each one has an organic quality to it that makes it unique.

You'll enjoy the process and the results, I'm sure. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

* Well, I do at least decide on a general drawer arrangement before cutting them. And the one I'm doing now was chosen from a lineup of three full scale sketches I scribble down to fit the particular piece of mahogany I'd pulled out. But, in general, the outside shapes have been made up as the cut progressed.
 

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Kool, maybe you could make one look like a ART DECO semi-truck car hauler, hehehe.

I still haven't learned what BAND SAY YOU BOUGHT?

Dale in Indy
 

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