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Reader Showcase: Tool Time with Bandsaws and Boxes Go Together

11.12.13
The Design Confidential Reader Showcase: Tool Time with Bandsaws and Boxes Go Together

I just wanted to suggest to new bandsaw owners/users that learning how to use the bandsaw can be a little tricky.  I found that making bandsaw boxes in addition to the normal straight and resaw cuts really helps in improving your skills.  There are a lot of variables to consider such as size of blade, tooth configuration, blade tension and tracking and setting up the saw that making these boxes really helps.

The pictures show five of the boxes I have made.  They show you can be as creative as you wish within the constraints of your saw.  It takes about two days to complete a project but that is because you have to build you block of wood, layout the design, cut, and a lot of gluing and clamping.  Then the fun begins with hours of sanding and finishing.

The Design Confidential Reader Showcase: Tool Time with Bandsaws and Boxes Go Together
Estimated Cost

Cost can run from  nearly nothing when you use from your scrap pile to a few dollars if exotic woods are employed.

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