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Project by hunter71 posted 03-08-2015 12:08 PM 1483 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years back I made one of these from a modified copy of T&J plans. This one is from memory of that build since I am working in Russia right now. It is not as detailed as I would like, but I have a limited tool inventory here. A few novel things here. The grill is is a arc suppressor from a 225 amp Sq D breaker. A few “store bought” accessories were also necessary. Some wood came from home, some from here, not a lot of hardwoods here, but they have the best carving wood ” lepa” [basswood] I have ever carved. The seat is carved from it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.





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thechipcarver

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#1 posted 03-08-2015 12:09 PM

Very nice, I am aways amazed about detailed and cool these truck are built.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 03-08-2015 12:11 PM

That’s a pretty fancy miniature. Nice 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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Dutchy

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#3 posted 03-08-2015 12:17 PM

Back in truck business.

Well done.

I like the truck but more than that all the small stuff.

BTW I must admit that I find itoys more enjoyable than carving. Sorry.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 03-08-2015 01:26 PM

Pretty cool !

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

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WoodNSawdust

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#5 posted 03-08-2015 01:30 PM

Great Job!

T&J plans??

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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stefang

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#6 posted 03-08-2015 01:35 PM

Great work and lots of nice details. Coincidentally I was watching a carving video by a Russian yesterday and I commented to my wife how good his Basswood looked. Our Basswood here (Linde) varies a lot in quality, but I’m just glad I can get hold of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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nayo

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#7 posted 03-08-2015 01:56 PM

all those beers make me want to go and grab a cold one, and i even don’t drink!
nice truck and nicer details.

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hunter71

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#8 posted 03-08-2015 03:19 PM

Thanks folks, the worst part is the bottle painting. 4-5 times per bottle.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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jim65

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#9 posted 03-08-2015 07:21 PM

very nice and very creative idea, great work, someone it going to be very happy with this!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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crowie

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#10 posted 03-08-2015 09:02 PM

And you did it from memory in a makeshift workshop 1000’s of miles from home….WOW…..

Very well done Doug…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#11 posted 03-09-2015 01:51 AM

Really nice Doug! Built from memory and limited tools…well that deserves a Wow! Plenty of detail for me. It’a a sweet looking Beer truck!

-- 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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nitewalker41

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#12 posted 03-09-2015 02:10 AM

What can I say but super nice looking, and for doing it while you are away at work in another country makes it even more super nice…as I always like to add on occassion and this is one for sure…..”YOU HAVE DONE YOURSELF PROUD”

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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NormG

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#13 posted 03-09-2015 04:30 AM

Real nice Beer Truck piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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crowie

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#14 posted 03-09-2015 06:03 AM

WOW Doug another “Daily Top 3” award…..

You must have a fine collection of these now sir and well deserved for this one as others….

VERY WELL DONE!!!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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majuvla

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#15 posted 03-09-2015 01:00 PM

Awsome details with those bottles and boxes!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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