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Project by blmac4 posted 2513 days ago 1163 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a firetruck that I made for my son who is a fireman. Every since he was a little boy his dream was to be a fireman and ride on a firetruck. He turns 31 this year and has been a fireman for several years now. He gets great pleasure from his job although it sometimes involves great loss for someone, it can also mean the difference of life and death when a fireman risk his own life to save someone in a fire. He has recieved many words of thanks for putting his life out there for a total stranger so that they and their home may be safe.

Bobby
Louisiana





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Tilt

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#1 posted 2513 days ago

now thats sharp.

good work….

-- My dad was an electrician, but my fathers a carpenter.

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 2513 days ago

Very nice project Bobby – what species of wood did you use? I have the utmost respect for the job our Fire Fighters do – as a veteran Police Officer I can tell you that I’d much rather go into a dark building looking for someone than to go into a burning building looking for someone. I hate Fire.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Rob

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#3 posted 2513 days ago

Bobby,
That is a beautiful replica. Such fine detail. Congratulations on a project well done.

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2513 days ago

such a wonderful creation filled with love and pride. Brings tears to my eyes. Beautiful.

Big hugs to father and to son!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Chip

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#5 posted 2513 days ago

Bobby, that is some great woodwork. Just beautiful. Thanks for letting us see it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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blmac4

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#6 posted 2513 days ago

Thanks for the comments, they are always welcome and appreciated. I talked to my son this afternoon and he told me he made his promotion to driver. He is thrilled. He passed his test last year but you go on a waiting list for a slot to come open.

Bill, I used oak, maple, for the body of the truck. The grill cover is walnut, seat is padauk, and the fuel tank is sassafras.

Bobby
Louisiana

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 2513 days ago

What a great project Bobby. I’ll bet he loved it. You’re right they deserve or thanks and praise. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Don

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#8 posted 2512 days ago

I’ve made two toy trucks from similar to this. They are fun to do and will become family heirlooms. Very nice, Bobby.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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lazyfiremaninTN

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#9 posted 2511 days ago

Bobby,

As a fimeman myself I can understand what your son feels and I appreciate the time and quality of work you put into your project. It is absolutely beautiful.

Adrian (lazyfiremaninTN)

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 2505 days ago

Great project and craftsmanship. You both have someone to be very proud of.

-- Bob A in NJ

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mot

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#11 posted 2500 days ago

Really neat! Great detail and work!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Roger

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#12 posted 1927 days ago

bin beau

-- Tipoux

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crowie

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#13 posted 523 days ago

G’Day Bobby,
Sure could of used the assistance of this beaut fire truck down the east coast of Australia last month with so many out of control bushfires in awful heat. Now we have devastating floods.
Great model and I’m sure it’ll be proudly shown off for many years.
Cheers, crowie

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

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 523 days ago

That is a wonderful miniature. Really nice work. Congratulations.

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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