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|06-06-2014, 12:36 PM||#1|
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Can I make a box with only a scroll?
I see so many gorgeous pictures of bandsaw boxes but I don't own a bandsaw. Can smaller pieces be crafted the same way with just a scroll saw? I would imagine the limitation is the cutting height, thus I would be making boxes for ... thimbles and belly button lint?
Does anyone here make "band"saw boxes on their scrollsaw? Any pictures of these miniature pieces are welcome.
Thank you all in advance,
|06-06-2014, 12:46 PM||#2|
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You are correct you are hindered by the height but you could cut several
pieces and glue them up for a taller box using pieces of contrasting wood in between the glue ups to make interesting effects. You are only limited by your imagination..
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|06-06-2014, 01:19 PM||#3|
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Mike is right, you are only limited by your imagination, and for ease, there is a band saw type box made with the scrollsaw in Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts magazine issue 35, pattern by Thomas Haapapuro. I have made this box on the scrollsaw without any problems. It stands 5" tall, you cut it on the horizontal.
Don't use it for belly button lint but if I look real hard may find a few dust balls in there.....
I keep it in my shop.
scrollsaw box 3 draws.jpg
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Last edited by Wood Dog; 06-06-2014 at 01:22 PM.
|06-06-2014, 01:31 PM||#4|
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|06-06-2014, 01:39 PM||#5|
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The short answer to your question is, yes. To find out more, I recommend you look at a book on box making by Carole Rothman. She's a master at creating wonderful and unique boxes with the scroll saw. She also is a member of the forum. Here's a link to her profile.
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|06-06-2014, 02:12 PM||#6|
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Thanks, Bill, for the kind words.
Andrew, I use the "bandsaw box" method in unusual ways, primarily as a construction technique that disguises the typical look of a band saw box. However, you can miniaturize almost any band saw box by using some of the ideas in earlier posts on this thread.
For a good overview of the technique, check out Gary McKay's box book. His presentation of various techniques for scrolled boxes gives information that you can use to adapt projects from some of the lovely band saw box books, like those of Lois Ventura.
And there are always various articles in the scroll saw magazine that use this technique. Once you understand how it works, you have the tools to easily create your own designs.
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|06-06-2014, 05:46 PM||#7|
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I make hundreds of boxes and all are only 2" deep. Useful at this size and sell well. I have made many scroll saw boxes. Here are photos of some I have made.
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|06-06-2014, 09:18 PM||#8|
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Thank you all for your time. Some great tips and ideas here.
Jim, are you able to create similar pieces with drawers or are they all open and or lidded like those posted?
|06-09-2014, 05:28 PM||#10|
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Here is a link to Steve Good's site with several scroll saw boxes. Scroll down to the bottom and you will find one with drawers.
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