You sparked my thinking. I've not done any boxes yet -
of any size, but have been contemplating doing so. Now,
I don't have a band saw, but with your demo here, I'm now thinking
that for small boxes, I could get by with a coping saw.
Granted, there would probably be more work involved, but I think
it may just work. What would your thoughts on this be?
Thanks for a good demo lesson!
Trisha, sure a coping saw works just fine for jobs like this.
I use my coping saw all the time... mainly to cut out the
waste on my dovetail joints... it's actually quite effortless
with a sharp blade and I say it is just fine if you lack a noisy
The problem you will discover Trisha is not the effort to do the
work... but the length limitations on your coping saw.
The box bottoms I show here are 8-7/8" long...
easy to fit into my bandsaw... but you'll need to find a
coping saw with enough throat length to make the same parts.
Of course... use your own asthethic and make them shorter if
needed... there is nothing sacred about 8-7/8"
long... except that it allows me to get 4 boxes out of 1
standard piece of 36" long inlay.