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1:8 Scale model John Deere tractor tire bandsaw box

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Project by grace123 posted 07-27-2013 11:19 PM 2269 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 1:8 scale model of a John Deere tractor tire.

This is a link to a YouTube video that tells the story of why I made the bandsaw box.

This is my 1:8 scale model of a John Deere 13.6 – 38 tractor tire. My bandsaw box has a diameter of 7.88 inches. The original tire is 65 inches in diameter and made of rubber.

It is made from Douglas fir. I began the project with a 10×2 Douglas fir board. I glued three sections of the board into a blank. Then I cut the blank to shape with the bandsaw and removed the center and made the cuts in typical bandsaw fashion. The original tractor has chevron treads. My bandsaw box also has the same chevron treads. I used a router at a 15-degree angle, with a 1/4-inch router bit, and stop block to form the treads. There were bits of tear out on the treads with the router, but I like them. They look like the marks left by real-life wear and tear on a tractor tire.

I chose to paint the lid of the box to mimic the wheel of a tractor. I used a Dremel tool to add a few scuffs and dings. Again, this bandsaw box is to imitate the wheels on our family tractors. Our tractors have seen years and years of use.

Now for a twist—If you twist the hub of the bandsaw box lid, rare earth magnets will come apart and you can remove the lid.

My family has used predominantly John Deere tractors for generations, so I think it only appropriate to use John Deere colors of yellow and green for the M&Ms.





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#1 posted 07-27-2013 11:34 PM

Superb!!!!!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 07-28-2013 12:28 AM

Wow that is just too Cool!

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#3 posted 07-28-2013 12:44 AM

so cool … you win the contest !!!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 07-28-2013 12:50 AM

Very innovative build! With lots of amazing detail.

“Friends don’t let friends drive red tractors!”

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

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#5 posted 07-28-2013 12:57 AM

Now that is really well done.
Ha, it also makes me smile.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 07-28-2013 01:01 AM

Grace123, very touching, and a gr8 build on the bs box. Keep on farmin, and makin dust. Work/Play safe.God bless you and yourfamily for what you do. Your brother is an inspiration. You are the winner in my opinion as of today. Good luck in the contest.

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

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#7 posted 07-28-2013 03:07 AM

Such a cool box. Your brother is indeed an inspiration. Also, great choice of music. Good Luck in the contest.

CtL

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

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 07-28-2013 03:24 AM

I just went back and watched your video. Great job and I agree: your brother is an inspiration. You certainly have my vote!

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

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#9 posted 07-28-2013 09:32 AM

Now That’s A Bad -Ass Band Saw Box!
Very Nice! Great job on it!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#10 posted 07-28-2013 09:51 AM

Great job I like it.

-- Todd

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#11 posted 07-28-2013 10:47 AM

Awesome job!

-- Florida50

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#12 posted 07-28-2013 11:41 AM

very unusual box, clever idea, nicely done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#13 posted 07-28-2013 11:42 AM

Pretty neat. quite unique.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 07-28-2013 11:44 AM

awesome box!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#15 posted 07-28-2013 01:26 PM

really nice bandsaw box, fantastic video. Thanks for sharing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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