Post office door buggies

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 08-01-2018 11:31 PM 1321 views 6 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s three buggies that were destined for my craft fair. Well, they almost made it there! :-) When I started them, one was going to be poplar and pine, (like my last one), one cherry and maple and one oak and walnut.

This is the poplar and pine one. Pretty much straight forward but it never made it to display. It was spoken for before it was even finished. A friend wanted one for a gift so it was put back.

This one, the cherry and maple one, started looking nice. I had a door I found about a year ago from the 1890 to 1900’s and had it put back. I decided to use that door and keep this one for myself. It even has touches of brass on it.

This one, oak and walnut, really changed during the build. It just kept looking better and better! When I finished it, I decided it looked just too nice to sell. (Believe it or not). I wanted it to go to some one really deserving. I gave it to my Son. After all the photo work he does for me and even stayed with me during the entire craft fair I felt it should go to him. He was really happy to get it too and was surprised when after he took the pics, I said here.

Even though they never made it the table, I had a lot of fun building these which is the point of wood work. I even made my own wheels, something I need some practice on.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 08-01-2018 11:43 PM

THEY are all super!

Be glad that your children actually appreciate what you do too!

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

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#2 posted 08-01-2018 11:52 PM

IMHO I think the wheels and tires are working out very well with this style vehicle …. I really do love these little guys … almost would love to steal your GREAT idea …. out of all your fair items I like these the best … GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#3 posted 08-02-2018 12:03 AM

These are really quite beautiful and charming Jeff. The craftsmanship is superb. Nice Job!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 08-02-2018 12:09 AM

Thanks guys! ralbuck, I love doing projects for my Sons. Even though sometimes the project don’t start out that way. Tony, thanks buddy. Seeing your work on models that is a real compliment. I used the $1.00 plans from Rockler but changed the design a bit. Jerry, thanks buddy, They really are a lot of fun to make also. Now I need to find some more of the small doors, I’ve got some more gifts to make. My son’s best friend is also my mailman! :-)

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 08-02-2018 12:37 AM

Great job, Jeff! And sounds like they’ve found a lot better homes than if you’d sold them to strangers.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#7 posted 08-02-2018 02:19 AM

Really nice projects and love the way the different woods change the character of the truck.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#8 posted 08-02-2018 02:51 AM

I like these “buggys”!
I made something similar but a lot smaller for my HO train layout!

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

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#9 posted 08-02-2018 03:15 AM

Those are great Jeff. They look like little Brinks trucks. Nice work!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#10 posted 08-02-2018 03:26 AM

Super job Jeff. I have a couple doors again and I may copy this idea. Just like a Brinks truck. Well thought out.

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

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#11 posted 08-02-2018 03:40 AM

Awesome project! Very well combined toy car and ’’piggy bank’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 08-02-2018 03:53 AM

Nicely done. I’ve been toying with making some models ( no pun intended) . Using the mailbox doors is a great idea.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#13 posted 08-02-2018 05:00 AM

Very cool

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 08-02-2018 05:42 AM

That’s a great idea for those doors.

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#15 posted 08-02-2018 06:40 AM

So cute. Well done sir.


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