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« on: June 14, 2014 07:17:18 AM »

At carving class with my dad this week we made bandsaw boxes.  Bandsaw boxes are, as the name implies, boxes that you cut out with a bandsaw.  They're generally made from a single piece of wood, with bits cut off and then glued back together so the grain matches up.  I came up with a slightly wonky two-drawer dresser design for mine.

Bandsaw boxes aren't technically difficult to make, but you have to do all the steps in the correct order - which, as it happens, I didn't.  I forgot the bit where you cut off the back and I went straight into cutting out the middle, which meant I had to make a new back out of a different piece of wood.  I used a thin bit of cedar planking.

The main wood I used is mahogany, which I think is an absolutely gorgeous material, although it doesn't look like much before you finish it.  The only in-progress picture I have of my box shows what a difference a little mineral oil makes.

I am not very good at making straight cuts with a band saw so the drawers turned out kind of slanty.  I was going for a whimsical look, though, so I'm all right with it.  Smiley

The box is about 5" by 2.5" by 2.25" and the top and bottom drawers are 1" and 1.5" deep, respectively.  I used bits cut from the drawer interiors to make the drawer pulls.

It took me a little over four hours to make this.  I wanted to finish it all in one go, while I was at my parents' house with bandsaw and belt sander and clamps at my disposal.  I ended up getting home around midnight but it was worth it.  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014 07:21:07 AM »

I think sometimes our mistakes turn out even better!

It is fun and whimsical and just so darn cute!  I love the wonky drawers and the finish is gorgeous!

I can see a lot more band saw projects in your future! Grin

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014 08:26:34 AM »

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this!  I think the slanty/wonkieness of it makes it absolutely awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014 08:35:38 AM »

It is lovely.  The wavy outline and everything. Such a neat project.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2014 09:06:06 AM »

Wow!  I love the undulant shape!   Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2014 05:33:56 PM »

My sister used to have a jewelry box made like this and I wondered how they did it. Thanks for the info! This is too cute, really I agree that the not straight lines give it more the feeling you were looking for.

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