Fire Truck #2 Bandsaw Valet Box, Red Cedar with Coin Drop and Hidden Drawer

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Project by Blackie_ posted 12-21-2012 02:17 AM 3578 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second fire truck with a different twist, This is my own design and creation, An idea came to me to create a valet box themed after a fire truck and what better way to organize belongings then putting them in a fire truck. I made this valet box out of red cedar using maple for the ladder, Walnut and maple for the drawer pulls and Mahogany for the light.

What makes this fire truck valet box so special and unique is that it offers an open tray on top the fire truck bed and six drawers with one hidden drawer which is located inside of the drawer in the cab of the truck, once you pull the drawer out and turn it so you are facing the back of the drawer reveals the hidden drawer. It also is a piggy bank for the young guys and or a coin drop for the older guys, a coin slot has been added to the open bed on top of the truck, coins then fall down into the drawer below, for the drawer pulls I used maple and walnut for the axe, Walnut for the wheels, maple for the ladder, mahogany for the light and Walnut for the rear-view mirror.

It is finished in four coats of gloss Lacquer to give this box a high-gloss appearance.

Dimensions of this box are 12” W x 6” H x 3 1/4” D

Thanks for viewing have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#1 posted 12-21-2012 02:22 AM

A really nice band saw box.Cool design.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-21-2012 02:55 AM

Very nice Randy. I copied the first one you made for a Fireman friend…wish I had thought of the tray idea…he loved it by the way. You cut the back and front off, cut out the tray, and glue the front back on so you can cut out the drawers?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 12-21-2012 02:59 AM

Blackie, great job as always. I like the idea of a purpose-driven box where you consider what this is going to hold. This should sell because it is fun, useful, and well-crafted. You do great work.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 12-21-2012 03:05 AM

Another great build Blackie! You make some real cool boxes!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 12-21-2012 03:27 AM

Thanks a whole bunch Jim.

Thanks Larry, You hit the nail right on the head. :)

Big Al Thanks, My mind is always turning trying to find that ticket item that grabs attention. :)

Thank you very much WS.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#6 posted 12-21-2012 03:47 AM

Another great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 12-21-2012 10:23 AM

Super nice Randy. Your bs boxes are amazing.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 12-21-2012 12:21 PM

That is really neat, Randy!! I know someone who would love one of them!!..........Jim

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

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#9 posted 12-21-2012 02:03 PM

Very, very nice. Great idea of a coin slot. Still have not tried the hidden drawer, maybe next year.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#10 posted 12-21-2012 03:23 PM

What can I say…..that is super awesome….love it !

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#11 posted 12-21-2012 04:57 PM

Great job!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 12-21-2012 06:53 PM

Real Nice Design.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#13 posted 12-21-2012 08:05 PM

The coolest band saw box I’ve ever seen! Like it!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#14 posted 12-22-2012 02:10 AM

Randy- You have outdone yourself with this one! It has everything: cool design, function, craftsmanship, and a great finish. This may be your finest yet.

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

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