View Full Version : My Latest Bandsaw Box

21st April 2005, 06:17 PM
Hi again folks, just wanted to share with you my latest bandsaw box. It is made from huon pine, the top section being a lot older, and the base being freshly milled. The handles are made from cedar.

This is the last project in the book that I referred to earlier, I think this is more of a "conversation/showpiece", than a trinket box. However you would still fit small items into the drawers.


21st April 2005, 09:47 PM
Dunno why but when I look at your BSB it reminds me of something off Dr Who...
Very oraganic shapes, good work!

22nd April 2005, 11:03 AM
What blade do you use to cut such tight curves in thick wood?

23rd April 2005, 12:31 PM
Hey there Dave,

I am currently using a 1/8th blade, a very fine blade, not sure how many tpi, but quite a few. I just ordered a couple of 3/16th blades with 10 tpi, as I have broken a couple of my finer blades on some very thick sassafrass. And will see if this does the job any better.

Take it easy there,...!


23rd April 2005, 10:24 PM
I was trying with 1/4 and getting nowhere :rolleyes:

25th April 2005, 12:51 PM
Nice. Reminds me of a mother mongoose sitting back to back with a small mongoose. ( Would that be 'mongeese'? lol )

30th April 2005, 08:17 PM
Hi Paul 49
I make bandsawn boxes here in New Zealand from Swamp Kauri and use a 13mm by 4tpi to cut off the backs and a 4mm by 6tpi for the internal cutting. I found that the 4mm by 10tpi heated up a bit in trying to exhaust the sawdust.

Rhys H.

20th June 2005, 02:53 AM
Great box Paul, I hope you don't mind if I borrow the idea. Keep up the good work.