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Warning Bandsaw Box making can be addictive. However they are easy to create and make great gifts for storing little trinkets. Have Fun! I wan...
Design your creation. You are only limited by your imagination. Or search the web for ideas. The following box is a facsimile of a picture I found cre...
Glue up a block to fit you design – unless you keep 12/4 material around! On this particular box I used a piece of 8/4 Walnut for the core and 2 piec...
This is not a required step, I just like to have the block squared up and clean on all sides before I head to the bandsaw.
Roughly cut out your template and attach it to the blank with spray adhesive. Be sure to leave enough room to sand to your line. At this point you ...
It easier to sand all of the curves now before you proceed. That way the back will be identical to the main body. NOTE: I usually make my boxes aro...
Now slice off the back of your box. Mine are around 1/4" but that's your decision.
Decide on an entrance point and cut out each drawer (In one motion if possible.) Or if you come to a sharp point, stop your saw and back out of the...
See how the middle drawer is cut out after the lower drawer is cut out, by joining the two openings with a single kerf.
Here I'm gluing my lower entrance point back together. Depending on your design it is sometimes quite a challenge to place clamps.
Sand all of the inside compartments where the drawers will go.
While your glue is drying you can sand the outside of your drawer body
Now slice a front and back off your drawer bodies. Your choice for thickness NOTE: You might want to mark your pieces in some way so you don't get ...
Mark your drawer bodies with a shape that will become the inside of your drawer. Don't make the corners to sharp, You still want to sand the inside...
Follow your pattern (roughly) and remove the drawer cavities
Before drawer assembly sand the inside of your drawers
Carefull line-up the front and back pieces of your drawers and glue them back together. This is when you will be glad you marked your components.
The rear panel of the main body can be attached, (actually it can be attached anytime after you glue your entrance point closed) There will likely ...
Design and cut out your drawer pulls (if reqyuired) These are very small pieces - use extreme caution if you use a bandsaw to cut these out. I c...
Attach your handles and your done!
Finish with your favourite finish and show it off. I hope you give these boxes a try, they are great fun to make and will make wonderful handcrafte...
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