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My pal Alex Schlegel writes:

The 13 drawers of this band-saw box rotate rather than open outward. Objects for safekeeping are placed into the large, central drawer through a hole in the bottom of the box. Since the arrows on the front of each drawer point toward the drawer’s open side, objects may be moved from one drawer to another by first lining up the arrows on the two drawers and then rotating the entire box so that the objects fall from the first drawer to the second.

The Band Saw Safe is great for storing all those loose gemstones you’ve got lying around.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • The Oracle

    That’s a cute idea. I guess the intermediate drawers are left empty (or have to be emptied) so they don’t mix with the outer drawers when you want to get something out?

  • hojo

    A’hah! but how do you keep someone from stealing your really cool safe?

  • kurmudge

    The Oracle has brilliantly touched on the other use of the Band Saw Safe, which is as a snack storage box. Snacks are stored in increasing levels of unhealthiness as one moves from larger to smaller drawers. The healthy snacks in the large drawer such as carrots are easily accessed and unhealthy snacks like lead shot require that one first empty out all the healthier ones.

    -Alex