Vintage truck

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Project by ralbuck posted 12-18-2017 11:52 PM 982 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A customer suggested a planter to resemble a vintage truck. I liked the idea.

After searching to no avail for a pattern; I turned to my old source T & E designs.

After a large amount of trial and an overly abundant amount of errors; the photos are the result.

It is made from rescued cedar fence material. The size is 14 inches long, 7 inches tll and 5-1/4 inches wide.

The rjR standard unless instructed not to by the customer, the light torching was also applied.

The clay pot is a standard 4” form H-D.

I may have to try to make some ???? Patterns from this. I will be making a few more of differt styles as I bought 4 pots.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#1 posted 12-19-2017 12:00 AM

We wood workers learn much from the Challenges, rewarding when we solve them, you did well.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 12-19-2017 12:29 AM

Nice truck planter!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-19-2017 12:59 AM

pretty neat plant holder

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 12-19-2017 01:44 AM

Nice work Ralbuck. Those old ones would have had a crank handle. I can remember using one on an old army truck, LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 12-19-2017 04:29 AM

The pot looks huge on that beaut truck; nicely done sir..

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

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#6 posted 12-19-2017 04:56 AM

Pretty vintage with some purpose too – very good idea to use it as planter stand.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-19-2017 02:01 PM

Cool truck planter. These should be nice gifts. I think you covered the vintage look nicely with the torching.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 12-19-2017 02:03 PM

Nice but that must have been one hell of fence !!! Getting a lot of mileage out of that

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#9 posted 12-19-2017 02:46 PM

hope the wife don’t see this …....GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 12-19-2017 03:32 PM

Another professional project, you are on a roll now, keep those wheels turning. Well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 12-19-2017 06:32 PM

A “Thank You” for the kind comments, but, I have seen better projects than mine——not make top 3—- WHY?

As most wood workers know; sanity does NOT create strange projects like this! T & E with a lot more errors are the actual cause.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 12-19-2017 08:28 PM

It seems to me there are more than three top 3 projects every day lately, but I’ve never actually counted. Congrats on it anyhow!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#13 posted 12-19-2017 09:25 PM

This is a very nice toy truck.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 12-19-2017 09:48 PM

I counted. We get almost a dozen top threes per day lately.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#15 posted 12-19-2017 10:05 PM

I like what you did with what you had. Good looking planter…. I have an old bag of toy truck parts (wheels, rims etc ) and a basic set of plans for a semi-truck (car carrier) from Rockler Woodworking… A friend gave them to me, and they have been sitting in a drawer for 10 years or more. If you can use them, send me your address and I’ll ship them out to you. Maybe you can get some use out of them and make a little one happy. Thanks and Happy Holidays to you and yours ! Don Schneider, Havana Florida

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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