LumberJocks

Blue Tongue, a bandsawn box.

  • Advertise with us
Project by TonyWard posted 04-18-2009 01:53 AM 1876 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi

It seems that a 1,001 days membership of Lumberjocks is reason to note, so here is a recently completed bandsawn box.

It is a replica of the so called Australian Blue Tongue Lizzard, it is not really a lizzard!

The timber is Australian Red Cedar.

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org





15 comments so far

View mtnwild's profile

mtnwild

3474 posts in 2282 days


#1 posted 04-18-2009 01:56 AM

Very cool! Fun piece. Great job on that.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

View bamasawduster's profile

bamasawduster

315 posts in 2348 days


#2 posted 04-18-2009 01:58 AM

Tony, as usual, you’ve created a masterpiece. Beautiful wood. What’s the tongue made of? How big is it? Awesome carving details. You are such an inspiration to us newbies. Thanks for your help over the last few months. Your pointers have made me a better box builder.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

View johnpoolesc's profile

johnpoolesc

246 posts in 2115 days


#3 posted 04-18-2009 01:58 AM

you’ve got that bandsaw down pat.. good looking lizard

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

View woodbutcher's profile

woodbutcher

592 posts in 2920 days


#4 posted 04-18-2009 03:36 AM

Tony Ward,

Great looking Lizard Box man! Those little lizard toes are cute, but is that blue tongue wood hard to come by? Just kidding! You’ve made another master piece here, Tony. Is that red cedar a very hard wood to carve, or is it more like a mahogany? Congratulations again on an excellent piece.

Sincerely,
ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

View Karson's profile

Karson

34916 posts in 3155 days


#5 posted 04-18-2009 03:40 AM

Tony A great looking box. and congratulations for your anniversary.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View savannah505's profile

savannah505

1716 posts in 2340 days


#6 posted 04-18-2009 03:54 AM

This is great!!!!! Really like this, and it seems there has been some very unique and imaginative pieces lately on LJ’s.

-- Dan Wiggins

View mmh's profile

mmh

3485 posts in 2477 days


#7 posted 04-18-2009 07:39 AM

That’s not a lizard! It’s a Blue Tongued Skink! A very rare species usually found hiding under bandsaws laden with wood shavings in the southern tip of Australia. It eats opalized insects and sleeping dingos.

Mighty fine box, I may add.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

View TonyWard's profile

TonyWard

748 posts in 3082 days


#8 posted 04-18-2009 08:48 AM

Thank you to everyone for the cheer! The tongue is blue glass made by a friend who does glass beads as well as making bandsawn boxes. And yes it is a Shink.

Australian Red Cedar whilst a hardwood is relatively easy to carve, this piece is part of the tree’s root stock which contains a number of naturally occuring splits and voids they were filled with shellac.

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

View OutPutter's profile

OutPutter

1198 posts in 2745 days


#9 posted 04-18-2009 03:46 PM

I think this is the best bandsawn box I’ve seen on LJ. I would be proud to put that lizzard on any box though. On top of that, you posted it on your birthday! Very cool.

-- Jim

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112942 posts in 2331 days


#10 posted 04-18-2009 06:36 PM

cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View degoose's profile

degoose

7052 posts in 2109 days


#11 posted 04-18-2009 09:01 PM

Superb!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

19715 posts in 2605 days


#12 posted 04-19-2009 12:48 AM

Not a bad likeness Tony. This is our resident Blue Tongue.
Photobucket

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View steiner's profile

steiner

277 posts in 2105 days


#13 posted 04-19-2009 04:00 AM

Y’all have some pretty cool animals down there! Nice box, too.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

View dennis mitchell's profile

dennis mitchell

3994 posts in 3069 days


#14 posted 05-01-2009 06:13 AM

Very nice box!

View alekszvon's profile

alekszvon

17 posts in 892 days


#15 posted 07-20-2012 03:58 PM

Love this one, awesome work!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase