So, you ask, what are bandsaw boxes?
That's easy, they are boxes made with a bandsaw.
What's so great about a bandsaw?
A bandsaw is a unique woodworking tool that allows the user to cut curves. The blade loops around two (sometimes three) large wheels allowing a thin, flexible blade to be used.
This makes it a great tool for making interesting shapes in thick pieces of wood.
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Bandsaws are also used to resaw wood (rip a piece of wood through it's thickness), as well as other tasks. All this makes bandsaws among the most versatile tools in a shop.
But to get back to band saw boxes. Most wooden boxes are basically square or turned. With a bandsaw a box can become any shape your imagination desires.
Using a bandsaw requires careful set up (see my page about bandsaws and bandsaw blades for more information about set up), but once done it's a joy to use. The smaller the blade the tighter the turn radius allowing for cuts nearly as small as can be done with a fret saw - okay, not literally, but you could turn on a dime.
Check out this link to learn about the process for making a box yourself.