"Nesting" boxes are a set of matching boxes that fit or "nest" inside one another. They are deceptively easy to make, providing you have a band saw. Simply resaw the parts of the box -- top bottom, sides, ends -- from a single block of wood and glue them back together to make a box. Take the scrap of wood that's left over and resaw the parts for another box. When you assemble the second box, you'll find it neatly fits inside the first. Continue until the scrap gets too small to make any more boxes.
The trick is to set up you band saw for some fairly precise resawing -- the block that you're cutting must remain square and true as you remove each box part. Nick spends the first part of this project plan showing you how to set up your band saw to make accurate cuts. Then he shows step by step how to create a be-ribboned block from several contrasting wood species, and uses it to resaw the nesting "ribbon" boxes you see here. 14 pages in PDF format, detailed instruction and tips for setting up the band saw and making the boxes, all dimensions in both Imperial/English and metric,