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Project by mcoyfrog posted 1764 days ago 1799 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much of a wood project, but it sure was fun. My granddaughter was coming to visit and we wanted to throw an early b-day party since we wouldn’t see her on the actual day which BTW is today. Anyway we put this all together so fast and realized that we really didn’t have any money left over for a present, given the fact that me and the wife don’t have full time jobs (wow the economy sucks). So 5 days b4 she is supposed to get here for her party we decide to take my sons old wagon and refurb it. We had been talking about it for some time but never got serious.

I ended up getting some actual paying work the same week so it made even less time to finish this (jeez can’t a guy catch a break LOL). Ok so the 3rd pic is after i spent a couple of hours pulling all the rusted pieces apart. Now i’m a wood worker not a metal man so after i did this i tried sandblasting and that didn’t seem to work so i pulled out the angle grinder with the wire brush. Mann i’m just not good at metal work oh well I guess i know my place in life hee hee.

The second pic is after all that and now its the base coats of paint. First pic is all done, the wife sewed a pillow to let our sweet little princess sit in style, and of course the last pic is the b-day girl loving her new ride.

Hope you enjoy and have a great day… Doug

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug





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littlecope

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#1 posted 1764 days ago

You did good, Grandpa! The smile on your little Grand Girl’s face says it all!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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RexMcKinnon

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#2 posted 1764 days ago

Another happy customer and you saved some space in a landfill. As for the money, doesn’t look like she cares about what you spent, she’s happy.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 1764 days ago

Looks like loads of fun memories will be hauled around in that.

I see enough wood to qualify;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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mcoyfrog

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#4 posted 1763 days ago

Yup she sure was happy, nothing like keeping something in the family. My son was so happy that his little niece loved his old wagon.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 1763 days ago

Yes I agree wholeheartedly with my good pal Mike has to say, any child will have hours of fun every day with this timeless toy.Alistair ps give the wee one a big hug from OLD Alistair . LOL Alistair

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

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Dudley

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#6 posted 1763 days ago

I can sum it up in a word. “PRICELESS” BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1763 days ago

great fun

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mcoyfrog

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#8 posted 1762 days ago

Again thanks all for the comments it sure was a fun project.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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clieb91

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#9 posted 1760 days ago

Looks like a sure winner. What great present and idea. My old wagon is hanging in the garage and you just gave me a really cool idea for my daughter.
Thanks for posting.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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mcoyfrog

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#10 posted 1755 days ago

hee hee i just reread the posts, I’ll give her a hug for you Alistair i’m sure she will love it, i might be bias but she gives the best hugs ever.

And Chris you should pull that wagon down and git going it was a fun project and the wife got in on it too with the pillow sewing.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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kimball

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#11 posted 1656 days ago

It doesn’t take a lot of money to show love. Just a Grandpa with a big heart. Way to go Gramps.
Kimball

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mcoyfrog

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#12 posted 1655 days ago

Hey thanks Kim I got to see her over the holidays it was so much fun…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Dennisgrosen

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#13 posted 1429 days ago

this sure is a grande thing you have done
ceeping this wagon under surveiliance all theese years
just at the right time to reveale its secrets again like the bird Fønix from the ash
great job I tip my hat for you :—)

Dennis

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mcoyfrog

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#14 posted 1428 days ago

Thanks a bunch Dennis, it sure was fun doing this one, we get to go see her this weekend, they sure grow up so fast…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Von

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#15 posted 677 days ago

just a matter of time until my daughter looks up at me and says “daaaaaaaaaaaaddy, can you get me one of those? pleeeeeeeeaaaaase!”

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