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Fire truck Band Saw Boxes Cedar and Mahogany

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Project by Blackie_ posted 03-01-2012 09:26 PM 3230 views 12 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to build a box for a lady friends son that works for the fire department and so after research via googling and looking at fire truck images I was able to put something together. One of the boxes is made from Aromatic Cedar and the other is made from Mahogany, both have what I like to add which are the hidden drawers, Walnut and Maple were used for the pulls

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 09:28 PM

How cute these are! What a great project! I am sure they will all love them!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 09:32 PM

Hey Blackie! That is way cool!! I really look forward to seeing your boxes! I bet it will be a hit at the fire station!
And I bet you get more orders when they see that little gem!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 09:37 PM

Thank you both, Sheila actually she’s only picking one, I’m going to let her choose which one she wants, the other I’ll just market. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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TonyWard

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#4 posted 03-01-2012 09:38 PM

Great creativity, I bet it was fun to make – well done.

Thank you for sharing,

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

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 03-01-2012 09:45 PM

I just recently created these and I think I’m leaning toward the cedar as my favorite out of the two.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Donna Menke

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#6 posted 03-01-2012 10:05 PM

Blackie- difficult to pick a favorite since they are both just great. Excellent design and production. Congrats.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Toninho

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#7 posted 03-01-2012 10:28 PM

Beautiful Blackie box! Very original … Congratulations!

-- António Guerreiro https://www.facebook.com/bichosdamadeira

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 03-02-2012 01:48 AM

Very cool project. This would be perfect for a grandson (but I don’t have one) or any boy as I think all boys love firetrucks. What are the square notches in the back of the drawers? (or is this a secret?). I like the red cedar one best. How big are these?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 03-02-2012 02:45 AM

GF the cutouts are to hold the drawers in place, keeping them from turning in the cavity, The part that was cut out is CA’ed to the back wall inside of the cavity, I’ve made several boxes with this design but tonight after rethinking this design, I’m going to change it up and reframe from the the complete circle cuts and making a flat spot on the bottom of the drawer.

Measurements are 6” x 10 1/2” x 3”

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Skylark53

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#10 posted 03-02-2012 03:10 AM

I love it. Great work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Radiuswoodguy

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#11 posted 03-02-2012 03:14 AM

Very Cool, What blade do you like to use? It looks very interactive as a toy, major coolness besides the excellent appeal of the design.

-- Radiuswoodguy

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 03-02-2012 03:18 AM

Thanks for the quick reply.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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moonls

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#13 posted 03-02-2012 03:21 AM

What a great idea for a boy of any age! Your creativity and skill produced 2 fine boxes.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 03-02-2012 03:37 AM

Radiuswoodguy the blade is a 3/16 14 TPI I have my blades made by a local business, his blades have been true and they don’t hit my pocket book near as hard as timberwolf do. Thanks everyone for your nice comments and viewing.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Matthew

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#15 posted 03-02-2012 03:46 AM

WOW…..........................GREAT JOB!

-- Save every piece of scrap, the best things come from what others cast aside --

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