Sixth toy truck post office door bank

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Project by Wood Studios posted 03-03-2016 02:35 AM 919 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the sixth toy truck post office door bank I have made for my six grandsons. My seven granddaughters received a variety of post office door banks such as U.S. Postal outdoor mail receptacles [replicas, of course]. The truck was made from American cherry, Brazilian cherry, Northern white pine, red oak, black walnut and Southern yellow pine. The top can be removed as well as the engine compartment and windscreen. Each axle and wheel can be removed in case a wheel is damaged and needs to be replaced. All of the metal parts of the truck are solid brass except whatever metal was used for the post office box door. The door was purchased on eBay and then restored by a couple in Georgia. The headlights, steering wheel and wheels were purchased from WoodWorks, Ltd aka The truck is equipped with a plastic windshield, gear shift and pedals for braking, shifting and acceleration. It took about 12 hours to complete which was a lot less than the first one I made.

-- I read it but I wasn't listening!!

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 02:53 AM

Looks like practice makes perfect – VERY WELL DONE..
Love the personal touches!!!!

One comment, is the steering wheel on the correct side?????

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

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 12:32 PM

Just adorable, beuatiful details and colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-03-2016 02:54 PM

Crowie, the steering wheel is on the correct side for the U.S., however, I purposely put the acceleration pedal to the left of the clutch and brake pedals to see if my youngest grandson would ever notice the wrong position. My son’s little boy who is 6 years old and a budding ME will notice it now.

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#4 posted 03-03-2016 07:59 PM

That’s very creative and looks great.

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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#5 posted 03-03-2016 10:07 PM

So cute!!!
I really like building with those mail box doors.
Nicely done.

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#6 posted 03-04-2016 02:06 AM

Looks great.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 03-04-2016 04:12 PM

crowie didn’t you read the side of the truck?
It says US not DU for Down Under. lol

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#8 posted 03-04-2016 10:57 PM

Very nice, I have been looking for inspiration for a bank for my grandson, I think I have found it!

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