I admit it: I am fascinated by boxes. And boxes made on the band saw are irresistible. Every box made on the band saw is different – different character, different bark pattern, different touch.
I love the raw beauty of a nice band saw box. I can stare at them, hold them, play with them, move the drawers in and out. I am drawn to them time and again, fascinated by their simplicity of construction, and the demanding sanding and attention to fine detail required to get them ready to apply some kind of protective coating.
My wife Sandy made the following box using the band saw; it is an oak burl jewelry box. She will be demonstrating how to make these boxes at a meeting of the our woodworking Guild next week.
The box, as you first see it:
And now you find out that this piece of burl wood has drawers:
But this box is also pretty special, for she is donating it to a local church, to be sold to the highest bidder in a silent auction.
The oak burl used to make this box was given to Sandy by one of our fellow woodworkers. Originally destined for the lathe, I am glad the burl became a box instead.
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Thanks for looking!