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Project by hunter71 posted 03-20-2016 01:54 PM 1116 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t paint many projects but once in a while they just shout out for attention. I solicited the artistic abilities of Michelle Anderson to add the touches to make the wagon special. The handmade wheels are wrapped in copper foil. The little block head man and the 2 Labrador’s are my carvings. The chocolate one is like ours that always has a ball in it’s mouth. Steering and the brake system follow my others and are like most early wagon makers, unique to the use the wagon was made for. [I never make any 2 the same.]

-- A childs smile is payment enough.





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johnhutchinson

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#1 posted 03-20-2016 02:31 PM

Great collaboration !!! Just an amazing amount of detail.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#2 posted 03-20-2016 02:34 PM

Very nice and I would have to have help with the painting but it sure adds greatly to this project.
So cute and again nicely done.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 03-20-2016 02:56 PM

I am NOT a painter, I tried it on my Gypsy truck and wish I had Michelle do it too.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/162010

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 03-20-2016 03:26 PM

Another well executed highly detailed project Doug! Nice touch with the tail gate chain!

-- 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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#5 posted 03-20-2016 04:20 PM

That is a wonderful piece.
The detail in the carving and paint job are both outstanding.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 03-20-2016 05:07 PM

This could easily be pulled by your Gypsy truck, it would fit right in !

Very cool !

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#7 posted 03-20-2016 06:28 PM

This is a nice piece and I bet that it was a fun project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#8 posted 03-20-2016 09:08 PM

I don’t know that Gypsy truck is hard to beat, your making some really fun builds
Way up there on the cute meter!!!
Those wheels had to be fun to make.
Hunter check this out for making wheels and there’s some other usefull stuff there me thinks.
http://www.blocklayer.com/hub-spokes.aspx

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#9 posted 03-21-2016 12:38 AM

Well what a top joint effort Doug… always a very high standard with lots of little extra details to enjoy..

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

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#10 posted 03-21-2016 02:27 AM

HLT, thanks for the link, I had seen it once a bit ago. All I make are 10 & 12 spoke wheels for my wagons, except for the Fuel wagon http://lumberjocks.com/projects/97378 and those were real hard to make. I am working on a new design for my next wagon and hope to present a blog about it soon. Here’s a peek

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 03-21-2016 09:49 AM

Realy unique wagon with all those small details. Bravo for hand made wheels. Colours are freat,they realy point out details even more.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 03-21-2016 11:50 AM

Very incredible Doug! WowZa!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#13 posted 03-21-2016 02:09 PM

Hunter those are going to be great.
Looks like the yellow part will be interesting.
I see that wide rim and think of a double hub and spokes.
Seems like I’ve seen some tractors made like that.
Just trying to double you work and make it more complicated. LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#14 posted 03-21-2016 04:09 PM

What are the spokes made of?
Is purchased stock or something you make yourself?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#15 posted 03-29-2016 10:40 AM

In this wheel I used 3/32 dowels. I sometimes use square stock. I make square and sand them down for the taper by hand.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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