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Project by Blackie_ posted 696 days ago 1680 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second dump truck to make, the first dump truck was a custom order and customer loved it so I thought I’d make another since it went over so well, this truck is a bit different in that it’s just a tab bit larger then the first, I attempted a duel axle but just didn’t look right on the wood so I scraped that drawing and stayed with a single axle. It measures 12” W x 6” H x 4” D made from Alder and has a hidden drawer in the cab drawer, I used Walnut and spalted Hackberry for the pulls.

Here I posted pictures of the draw ups before cutting.

Here shows the duel axle

And the single axle

-- 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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gfadvm

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#1 posted 696 days ago

Another very nice bandsaw project by Blackie.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 696 days ago

Wow, Randy, there is no end to you designs. They just get better. You can use hide shoe cut lines- I can’t see any of ‘em! Thanks for sharing!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Roger

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#3 posted 696 days ago

I think Ford could use your design skills. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 696 days ago

Roger I’ll sell to the highest bidder. LOL

-- 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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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 696 days ago

Top notch job. It should do well for you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 696 days ago

Your on a Roll with those fire trucks! Your work is superb!

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

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 696 days ago

Thanks WS and Monte, actually this one is a dump truck but it’s real close to my fire trucks though.

-- 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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terry603

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#8 posted 696 days ago

clever

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 696 days ago

It’s got your touch. How old is the kid…LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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MonteCristo

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#10 posted 696 days ago

Cool bandsaw box !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Hawaiilad

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#11 posted 696 days ago

Hey Randy, I like this one almost as much as the Fire Truck. I had a friend that was retiring from the Fire Dept. and I make him one of like the Fire Truck and he loved it….

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Gary

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#12 posted 696 days ago

I dont usually care much for bandsaw boxes but this one is really clever. Nice job

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Boxguy

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#13 posted 696 days ago

Randy, you have released your inner child again. I like that you can be a serious craftsman without taking yourself too seriously. Over and over I sense that you haven’t forgotten how to play when you go to the shop. This truck should sell. You might even consider putting real wheels on it in one version so it could be a toy in one phase of life and a valet in another phase…especially if you put a magnet in the back of the drawers so they wouldn’t fall out easily when played with.

The magnets would need to be especially well fastened and embedded so as not to pose a danger to young children. Maybe a a better idea would be to install a large flat magnetic sheet like they put on the back of refrigerator display items. This could be layered in the back-most slice of your bandsaw box and a metal screw could be put in the back of the drawer. We use these magnetic sheets with plastic pockets to display pictures on our metal doors. You can find these sheets at Walgreens in the picture frame department. Just an idea.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

3289 posts in 1109 days


#14 posted 696 days ago

Thanks Al, actually that wouldn’t be heard at all to do, I’d just cut the outer wheel compartments leaving the inner solid wood, drill a 1/4” or smaller hole to fit a wooden dowel rod through then glue some wooden wheels to, with rare earth magnets I’d just epoxy them in place so they couldn’t come out.

One other thing I’ve been toying with in my mind and that is making these boxes as a piggy banks as well, making either a slot in the center of the bed or on the top of the cab, coins would fall down inside the drawers.

-- 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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hunter71

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#15 posted 695 days ago

Guess that is thinking “out of the box” neat.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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