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Mesquite band saw boxes

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Three Mesquite band saw boxes.
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And I thought mesquite was only for the grill. Those are beautiful.
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Those are great. What are the approximate dimensions?
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Beautiful wood! I’ve never seen that type of bandsaw box, only the ones with drawers.

Do you have any in-process photos that show how it’s done? I assume that you shell them out and re-glue the bottoms, in which case there must be a seam somewhere on the sides. And maybe rabbet the lids with a router?
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Beautiful work. You must've started with a good sized log. The grain continuity is nicely preserved. Very well done.
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Beautiful! Mesquite is truly beautiful. I have some curing now. I hope mine will look as good as yours!
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Dansmith wrote:Those are great. What are the approximate dimensions?
The dimensions are approximately 8" X 7" X 5 1/2.
The boxes were not cut to a dimension or pattern the shape and dimension were determined by the wood grain & inclusions .
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rjent wrote:Beautiful! Mesquite is truly beautiful. I have some curing now. I hope mine will look as good as yours!
I cured the rounds with the bark on and painted the ends with a very heavy coat of latex to prevent splitting. They were left to dry for about 3 years. One tip. I think due to the narley grain pattern the wood will move about 1/4 of an inch after being cut and in different directions. So try to glue the bottom and side cut the same day the band saw box is cut.
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BuckeyeDennis wrote:Beautiful wood! I’ve never seen that type of bandsaw box, only the ones with drawers.

Do you have any in-process photos that show how it’s done? I assume that you shell them out and re-glue the bottoms, in which case there must be a seam somewhere on the sides. And maybe rabbet the lids with a router?
This was posted Dec 2014 and will give you an Idea of the process. Post #18503 https://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/begi ... 15703.html
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Like! and ice job on the finish !
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