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Project by hunter71 posted 01-31-2015 12:50 PM 1990 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This custom wagon build has been on my bucket list for a long time. I like to build wagons and there are a lot of choices of them, so why this? Hay I don’t know. But, research for it’s build was interesting. There were so many, very intricate units, I ended up with a pile of printed material. Like every wagon I build there is a different steering system and braking system used on each one. This one is a light duty spring system that should have been be a soft ride. Built here in my traveling wood shop while working in Moscow, Russia. Oh, I carved the drapery’s. Doug

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 01-31-2015 01:15 PM

Beautiful and very detailed work Doug. You could maybe title this ‘The Last Ride’ I think it’s great that you can do this work even while working in Moscow.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-31-2015 01:53 PM

Nice job on your carriage!

While visiting the U.S.S.R in 1988, I visited several museums and one had a royal carriage on display. The treads of the wheels were imbedded with cork for a padded ride along with spring system. It was quite an impressive carriage. The workmanship they had is amazing!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 01-31-2015 02:22 PM

Impressive work Doug, so much detail that looks really great. What’s equally impressive is when I read that your in Moscow with your traveling work shop doing this work. Reminds me of that old show “Paladin” ....”Have Gun Will Travel”....!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 01-31-2015 02:29 PM

beautiful work

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#5 posted 01-31-2015 02:51 PM

Nice Job, Doug!

Can you post a picture of your traveling work shop? I would like to see it!


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#6 posted 01-31-2015 02:58 PM

Great detail and beautiful work.

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

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#7 posted 01-31-2015 03:00 PM

Doug, your projects just keep getting better and better very nice work I think we all would like to see your traveling shop.
And maybe I am the only one but I wonder what you are doing all over the world?

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#8 posted 01-31-2015 03:38 PM

very nice doug

-- robert dignam

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#9 posted 01-31-2015 03:43 PM

You did a really fine job on this miniature.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#10 posted 01-31-2015 04:57 PM

Very nicely done.I hope you enjoyed doing it.It is always nice to see such sweet reward after such dedication, Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 01-31-2015 05:54 PM

Just in time for the 50th annaversary of Winston Churchhill’s funeral!

Very nice work.

-Paul (@ home in Alabama)

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#12 posted 01-31-2015 06:09 PM

May be a bit morbid! BUT—- GREAT WORK !

Extremely nice job!

Please, take many pictures of everything in Russia and share them too as most of us will never be able to do the global explorer thing!
We will still enjoy your pictures.

-- just rjR

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#13 posted 01-31-2015 08:02 PM

That is awesome. Great job

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#14 posted 01-31-2015 10:16 PM

This is awesome Doug. There is a collection of these types of wagons in a museum in Indiana that I’ve been to. I can’t think of the name of it right now, but, when I remember it, I’ll let you know. I even have pictures of me standing next to some of them somewhere around here.

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

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#15 posted 01-31-2015 11:49 PM

Very cool Doug! The flowers on the coffin are a nice touch :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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