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Red Cedar Tow Truck

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Project by hunter71 posted 01-29-2010 11:47 PM 1887 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine has a wrecker and wanted me to build a tow truck. He told me about an old cable one he had a long time ago. Not having any pictures I built this from his description. When I made it I had the cable turning. I soon found that the big fingers of the guys could do a lot of damage. Now it does not turn, just looks like it. I also started a diorama for it depicting a 50’s gas station like my shop front. It sits unfinished for now, someday project. No plans, 100% hand built. Oh, I wouldn’t sell it to him after I made it, he understands.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.





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#1 posted 01-30-2010 01:05 AM

You will probably never get rich from your woodworking Hunter. lol. Good job on the truck.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-30-2010 01:06 AM

nice truck. i just started a Ashland service station in 1:18 scale to match my a few of my cars. i put it in my blog so theres no pictures yet.

-- PAPLOU

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#3 posted 01-30-2010 02:00 AM

Very impressive looking truck! You did a beautiful job on this, as always. You really need to finish your gas station. What a wonderful way to display this truck. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 01-30-2010 02:13 AM

Another nice one Hunter.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 04:38 AM

Cool truck hunter

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#6 posted 01-30-2010 07:58 AM

thats awesome the detail is well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#7 posted 02-02-2010 10:33 PM

great job like it
Dennis

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#8 posted 02-24-2010 04:58 AM

very cool looking truck… great wood and great details..

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 02-24-2010 05:46 AM

Beautiful..!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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