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Project by TonyWard posted 281 days ago 863 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi

It is some time since I’ve made a contribution to Lumber Jocks, in the mean time have sold and built a new workshop (and home) and about to get back into bandsaw box making.

This work “Platypus” is a story box of a rare Australian animal the Platypus, the carvings tell part of it’s story. I hope you enjoy.

Box description ~

A four drawer work sculpted from one block of particularly beautiful Australian Red Cedar.

The fine finishing compliments this extraordinary timber.

Hand carved, depicting the unique Australian Platypus poking it’s nose out of it’s den. The side walls contain carvings of the predators (man is not shown) and the pup being suckled. Platypus make their home on the river bed, amongst the tree roots which are represented by the drawer handles.

If you are looking for bandsaw box making inspiration please visit my new re-vamped web site,

Thank you for looking
Tony Ward

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





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 281 days ago

That is a great looking box Tony, good to see our Australian animals carved. The red cedar makes to project.
I haven’t tried bandsaw boxes so off to look at your web site.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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TonyWard

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#2 posted 281 days ago

Bob

Thanks for the good cheer.

May I say that making bandsawn boxes is fun, it is a time when the normal rules of box making can be ignored!

If you need any help with the bandsaw box making please ask, by email or posting a message on Lumber Jocks!

t.w.

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

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deon

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#3 posted 281 days ago

Great work, very complex, thanks for sharing

-- Dreaming patterns

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 281 days ago

Wow! great looking bandsaw box Tony…the carving and the wood is beautiful…awesome job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 281 days ago

Thanks for the offer Tony is the CD on your web site for beginners? I think it is time I tried something new. Some great work on your site and LJ page.,

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Roger

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#6 posted 280 days ago

That brings new meaning to a bandsaw box. Very nicely done.

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

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 280 days ago

Wow that’s a real work of art ,nice work Tony.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TonyWard

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#8 posted 280 days ago

Thank you everyone for the cheer.

Looking forward to making the next story box in early 2014.

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

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TonyWard

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#9 posted 280 days ago

Bob,

I like to think of bandsaw box making as box making without the usual rules, where you will use and develop your Imagination, Creative Skills and Artistic Flair!

The Plans CD has full sized plan drawings, images, with easy to follow step by step instructions. It begins with the 101 of bandsaw box making and develops your skill set to the Intermediate level.

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

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tefinn

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#10 posted 280 days ago

Fantastic work. Beautiful carving.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 280 days ago

Nice one Tony

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

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TonyWard

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#12 posted 280 days ago

Thank you Tom & Grumpy for your kind remarks.

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

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 279 days ago

A very nice display Tony, nice to see you back.

-- 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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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 279 days ago

That’s really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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