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    Bandsaw boxes

    I needed a small box in which to store some small parts. I decided to try my hand at making a bandsaw box. The result with its drawer pulled out is on the left in the photo below...



    The box was made from a single offcut of 2 x 4 lumber. Using the bandsaw I cut two narrow slices off the top and bottom to form what would become the top and bottom of the box. A large U-shaped chunk was then cut from the stock remaining after the slices were made. This chunk would ultimately form the drawer. The slices were glued back onto piece with the U-shaped hole to form the box body.

    I cut a slice off the bottom of the U-shaped chunk; it will be the bottom of the drawer. Then the drawer was pierced with four through holes to contain the parts. The slice was glued onto the bottom to form the four resulting compartments.

    This process went so well that I decided to see just how far I could take it. The results are shown on the right in the picture. Rather than making a drawer from the chunk, I repeated the process of slicing off tops and bottoms to form a new box. Its chunk was similarly treated until I had three drawers and a small chunk which I pierced. I could have continued the process, I suppose, and made a Matryoshka box but my patience wore thin.

    When everything is nested back together, the boxes look like this...



    Note how the grain pattern matches on box and drawer.

    Wooden boxes to house beautiful homemade tools are desirable. Next time you need a box give this technique a try.
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    Very nice woodworking build.
    What thickness and width of blade are you using?

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    Hey Marv, those boxes are awesome! I love how the grain matches the box and drawer, thanks for sharing!!

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitris Polychronis View Post
    Hey Marv, those boxes are awesome! I love how the grain matches the box and drawer, thanks for sharing!!
    Thanks for the kind words, Dimitris. The boxes are a fun little project to construct and have the added benefit of being a useful shop addition once finished.
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    As I do like working on metal the same applies with wood and what I see here besides the usefulness, are simple but yet elegant made boxes! Thanks again!

    All the best
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    Thanks mklotz! We've added your Bandsaw Box to our Storage and Organization category,
    as well as to your builder page: mklotz's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks. You have reminded me of a time in my twenties, when I saw some very nice bandsaw boxes for sale in Covent Garden. I thought then “what a good idea! Must do that when I get a bandsaw.” I still haven’t done it, nor made them using a router. So I shall add that to my “to do” list. (#89)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Davies View Post
    Thanks. You have reminded me of a time in my twenties, when I saw some very nice bandsaw boxes for sale in Covent Garden. I thought then “what a good idea! Must do that when I get a bandsaw.” I still haven’t done it, nor made them using a router. So I shall add that to my “to do” list. (#89)
    If you enter "bandsaw boxes" into Google Images, you'll see a rich collection of artistic designs for the genre. Many of those designs do not use the slice-and-glue technique that I used. In my defense I'll note that I was only making a utilitarian item and wasn't attempting high art.


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