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Project by LarryN posted 1197 days ago 1495 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a little while since my last post but thats only because i have been a bit busy makin’ sawdust in my shop. Did manage to make a few cutting boards, rope shovel in progress, and made this ladder truck which is already sold. Going to deliver it in the next few days. Thanks for checking it out.

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#1 posted 1197 days ago

That last picture is just so cool. Well done man!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#2 posted 1197 days ago

From a 35 yr veteran Fire Fighter: Great Truck!! Great workmanship! Your attention to detail is wonderful! Are you also a FF? One other question though, what the heck is a ‘rope shovel’?

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 1196 days ago

Awsome job Larry, glad to see one all painted up and looking real. I want to see this rope shovel too, sound interseting.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 1196 days ago

great looking truck.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#5 posted 1196 days ago

Some kid is gonna be happy.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Ted Pagels

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#6 posted 1196 days ago

I’m a retired fire chief and you done well!! Plans? What type of wood did you use? Thanks!

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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#7 posted 1196 days ago

thank you for the comments everyone, I’m retired from the fire dept Dennis. It was a great career!! the rope shovel was inspired by Dorielwooden, saw one made by him and just had to try to make one, it will not be as impressive as the one he made but i’m going to give it a try. I will post a pic of a rope shovel to give you an idea of what one is, I had no idea either till i saw Dorielwoodens. Chief, no plans for this one. I went to a fire station I once worked at and took a bunch of pictures and proceeded from there. The captain of Ladder 2 really liked it so it is now his. a lieutenant on the same truck now also wants one, guess its time to head back to the shop.
Your right Big Tiny, the kid that got it is pretty happy with it altho he is in his mid 40’s.

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#8 posted 1194 days ago

here is the rope shovel i’m working on, looks like it get put back on the back burner for other requests that have come in. right now its about 1/3 completed. maybe someday i’ll finish it.

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#9 posted 1192 days ago

Out standing job on that fire truck. The Rope shovel is that your own drawing?

-- Ray

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#10 posted 1192 days ago

Thanks Raymond, The rope shovel was inspired by one another lumberjock made, i looked them up on the internet and printed out a few pictures and giving it a try from those.

-- Larry, North Carolina

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Mark Shymanski

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#11 posted 1173 days ago

Amazing! What great detail.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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