Blue Tongue, a bandsawn box.

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Project by TonyWard posted 1952 days ago 1839 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch


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 ~

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#1 posted 1952 days ago

Very cool! Fun piece. Great job on that.

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

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#2 posted 1952 days ago

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.

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#3 posted 1952 days ago

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

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

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#4 posted 1952 days ago

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.

ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#5 posted 1952 days ago

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 †

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#6 posted 1952 days ago

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

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 1952 days ago

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

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#8 posted 1952 days ago

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 ~

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#9 posted 1952 days ago

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

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#10 posted 1952 days ago


-- Custom furniture

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

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#12 posted 1951 days ago

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

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

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#13 posted 1951 days ago

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

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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#14 posted 1939 days ago

Very nice box!

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#15 posted 763 days ago

Love this one, awesome work!

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