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    I got a bandsaw for Christmas and decided to do a few bandsaw boxes to give it a run around the park. I'll mostly use it for resawing wood, but since the wife saw these boxes, she's already put in an order for 3 more!

    These are from common Western Red Cedar. They were sanded up to 400 grit, then finished with the Sam Maloof method (4 coats of a poly/oil mix and 2 of a poly/wax mix).
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  • #2
    got to admit those look real nice, love the variation of colors
    Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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    • #3
      Very nicely done Unix and I agree with Daryl over the variety of colours. Really makes those boxes pop.
      Ian

      Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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      • #4
        Well done and nice choice of wood. I've yet to try making any boxes but they are on my list. Thanks for sharing.
        Bill

        DeWalt 788



        aut viam inveniam aut faciam

        God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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        • #5
          I've seen those before and I think they are great looking. You have done a very nice job on these.
          Diane
          Dragon
          Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
          Owner of a Dewalt 788
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          • #6
            Those look great! I have some chunks of wood I want to make into boxes - just need some time and a little instructions.
            T
            Theresa

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            http://woodngoods.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              Very nice. I have had a band saw for years but have never tried making boxes. I guess that is something else I will have to try now that I have upgraded my band saw.
              Bill

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              • #8
                Very nice, I like them.
                Gee I have a band saw and only use it for resawing.

                Bob
                Delta P-20 & Q-3

                I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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                • #9
                  Very nice. I espeicaly like how you laminated the woods. with the colors. very pretty. Evie

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                  • #10
                    I have made a few of these. MI-T ,The book you should get is Building Beautiful Boxes With your Bandsaw , by Lois Keneer Ventura. Very good book, worth a look! Dale
                    Dale w/ yella saws

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                    • #11
                      Really nice boxes (and choice of wood).

                      Just curious :
                      How do the pulls hold? Did you just glue them on, or are you using something else (like dowels, or screws) ans what type of glue did you use for the projects?

                      Have you put anything in the drawers (lining)?

                      I suspect you already own or have read Lois Ventura's book (the small box looks like "The whale"), but if not: it is "the" reference for many.

                      Regards,
                      Marcel
                      http://marleb.com
                      DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                      NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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                      • #12
                        Beautiful

                        Very nice. Love the looks.
                        John

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                        • #13
                          Well done

                          Well done, Unixpro, well done. The boxes look great!

                          -Bill

                          PS: I use UNIX myself, much better than DOS. VI rules.
                          -Bill

                          My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

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                          • #14
                            Love the boxes. I'm always a fan of those at the art fairs. I'm not crazy about the aromatic cedar, although I bet they smell great inside!
                            Jeff Powell

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for all the great replies.

                              Yes, I own the book by Lois, and both of these, plus the three others I'm working on now, came from that book. It's a great resource. Next step is to try and come up with some of my own designs!

                              The boxes are laminated together using good old Titebond III wood glue. After the cutting was done, I used that to put to backs back on and the drawers together as well.

                              The drawer pulls were cut out using my scrollsaw, and attached to the boxes with CA glue. I put the pulls on after final (400 grit) sanding, but before finishing.

                              I decided not to put anything in the drawers. I sanded them down and finished them just like everything else. They look very nice, in my opinion.

                              John

                              Oh, and WWalker, yeah. VI rules. My license plate is UNIXPRO and the holder says "Real programmers use vi"

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