Santa's Sled #3 Bandsaw Box Made From Red Cedar

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Project by Blackie_ posted 12-20-2012 03:21 PM 9771 views 9 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since the first two sleighs were a hit and also sold, I made a third, here is Santa’s sleigh #3 Just in time for the Christmas Holidays, this is my own design and creation, I handcrafted this sleigh from Red Cedar, the skids are made out of Maple along with the candy cane handle and the bench seat is made from Walnut

What makes this box so special and unique is that it offers three large drawers with one hidden drawer, on top is also more storage area for anything you’d might like to put up there, inside of the far left drawer lies a hidden drawer, by pulling the drawer out and turning it facing the rear of the drawer it reveals the hidden drawer shown in the photos. once again this is my own design and creation a one of a kind.

It is finished in several coats of gloss Lacquer which is a 3 day process to give this box a high-gloss appearance. Finishing is a vital part in creating a work of art and a great product.

Dimensions of this box are 15” W x 7” H x 5” D

Thanks for looking always look forward to your comments :)

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 12-20-2012 03:23 PM

Another beautiful project and the finish is amazing! I have such a difficult time getting gloss to look good. This looks awesome! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 12-20-2012 03:23 PM

Awesome as always. Great imagination on your projects.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-20-2012 03:40 PM

Hey looks sweet! =)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#4 posted 12-20-2012 03:50 PM

Another amazing band saw box.


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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 12-20-2012 04:08 PM

Very nice box. Like the design a lot. The finish sets it off.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 12-20-2012 04:11 PM

Randy that is on another level

a great looking project, if you need a driver I have the white beard, lol


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 12-20-2012 04:18 PM

Another great box, Randy. Did you use a scroll saw for the runners?

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#8 posted 12-20-2012 04:36 PM

No Donna I used the bandsaw but I was just discussing that with Shelia, I never thought about using the scrollsaw, what I did, I took a 4” x 2” x 15” block of maple, cut the design out using a 3/16th 14tpi blade with the carter stabilizer then sliced it into 3/8” slices so I have enough to make several more sleds at once though it may of been quicker the way I did it, I might have gotten a cleaner cut using the scrollsaw.

-- 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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#9 posted 12-20-2012 04:38 PM

Thanks everyone

Thanks Jamie, your hired though you and Roger might be great candidate’s :)

-- 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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#11 posted 12-20-2012 05:02 PM

Very, very nice.. I do like the walnut accent and the glossy finish..
Hopefully the person who gets this will keep it out all year. There are people who keep Christmas items out or on display all year long. This is a beauty.

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

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#12 posted 12-20-2012 05:06 PM

Certainly one of a kind! will be proud to hand it down to my kids… a great family heirloom.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#13 posted 12-20-2012 05:15 PM

Nice work Randy!
A lot of work goes into designing and actually building a project no matter how big or small it may be.
It must pleasing to the eye, be functional and durable. Your Santa’s Sled meets this criteria and more! It’s so nice to just look at and it really could hold some of Santa’s gifts!
Merry Christmas!


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

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#14 posted 12-20-2012 05:17 PM

Very cool idea.

-- MolokMot, Rocker, Woodworker, Geek

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#15 posted 12-20-2012 05:22 PM

I liked the first two and love this one.
all of your creations are special and a joy to see.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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