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Stepping Back into Bandsaw Box Making Mode, Little Red Fire Truck.

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Project by Blackie_ posted 02-22-2014 02:44 PM 1702 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stepping back into bandsaw box making mode, this has been very popular and a great seller for me, they are fun to make, this bandsaw Box Fire Truck is made out of Red Cedar, the pulls and Ladder are made from Maple and Walnut, the red light on top is Mahogany, the cab drawer has a hidden drawer inside of it.

It measures 12” x 6” x 3 3/4” and is finished in a single coat of tung oil, a single coat of non waxed shellac and two coats of wipe on poly gloss finish.

-- 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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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 02-22-2014 03:11 PM

Variety is the spice of life, and you are certainly multi-facited in your accomplishments! Very nicely done.

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

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 02-22-2014 03:44 PM

Randy,

I see development in your technique and choices of materials. How long does it take now as compared to say the first band saw boxes?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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PaulDoug

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#3 posted 02-22-2014 03:48 PM

That is really clever. You design that? Great looking and I bet even adult males would set one of those on their dresser.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 02-22-2014 03:52 PM

Randy…that is an awesome fire truck bandsaw box. I think it is great that some parents will buy their kids a neat wood toy like this instead of the plastic cheapo toys or electronic video games.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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Roger

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#5 posted 02-22-2014 03:58 PM

You’ve mastered this style Randy. Super nice. Always good eye candy.

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

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 02-22-2014 03:58 PM

What a great bandsaw project! I can see why its a big seller… Sweet bro!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 02-22-2014 04:26 PM

Wonderful job. It should sell for you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-22-2014 04:51 PM

That’s pretty cute and a nice design. Good work.

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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Blackie_

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#9 posted 02-22-2014 05:01 PM

Thanks John, Thomas, Paul, Greg, Roger Ken, Monte and Charles.

Thomas I pretty much got the learning curve out of the way and prob could write a book on my twist in bandsaw box building designs now so yeah they go a lot faster now.

Paul Yep my design, it has drawn a lot of attention to fire fighters and retired fire fighters, and also to the younger age.

-- 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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#10 posted 02-22-2014 05:02 PM

I hope you get enough for these neat boxes, Blackie. I know you put a lot of time and effort into them.

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

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 02-22-2014 05:11 PM

Thanks Donna, I don’t mind posting my price for them, I’m getting $170.00 for them.

-- 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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#12 posted 02-22-2014 05:15 PM

Good for you! Thanks for the info- always interesting to know what something costs.

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

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BENTWOOD

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#13 posted 02-22-2014 05:53 PM

Very nice! Profession or themed based bandsaw boxes a great idea and adds a personal level of attraction to your collection.

Sky is the limit on designs…tree of life (I dare ya!), sports ball shapes (soccer ball, football, etc.), musical instruments like guitar, etc.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 02-22-2014 06:23 PM

Thanks, Shannon and that sounds like a challenge :) believe it or not I’ve thrown these ideas around, as for as the tree goes, I believe it’s been done from other bandsaw artist, I did a mushroom once, for a woodlands fairy theme. :)

-- 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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#15 posted 02-23-2014 01:46 AM

Randy, These are your trademark pieces and instantly recognizable as your work. These trucks and the sleighs are hard to beat.

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

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