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Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine

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Project by Dave Clause posted 06-11-2011 04:42 AM 1518 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was reading my latest issue of Fine Woodworking and came across a great article by Doug Kenney entitled “Building an Aherns-Fox Fire Engine. I clipped the article and filed it away as something I was going to build as soon as I had the time. Well, 23 years later, I finally got it built.

The fire engine is made mainly of bloodwood on an oak chassis. Maple, walnut, cherry and ash are the accent woods. Brass rod, brass tube, and braided nylon rope were used to make the hoses.

One advantage of waiting 23 years to build the Ahrens-Fox is the 100’s of reference photos that are available on the internet that weren’t available in the late 80’s. It gave me the opportunity to build the project without making a clone of Mr. Kenney’s work.





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dpow

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#1 posted 06-11-2011 05:07 AM

Nice project. I especially like the bloodwood. I think most of us have projects we want to build “as soon as we have the time”. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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Per Isacsson

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#2 posted 06-11-2011 09:07 AM

Just amazing project, loved that you used the natural colour of the wood for this.

-- Per I

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#3 posted 06-11-2011 03:30 PM

Lots of details here! An impressive model – thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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wiswood2

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#4 posted 06-11-2011 04:31 PM

very nice job.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Pabreu

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#5 posted 06-11-2011 05:31 PM

As a firefighter that I am, must say this is a wonderful project, sorry this magazine is not marketed here in Portugal because he also liked to do this project. really a nice work, love’t
Pabreu

-- Pabreu, Portugal, Sintra, http://pabreuwoodworking.blogspot.com

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dorielwooden

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#6 posted 06-12-2011 12:02 PM

Awesome, very very nice job

-- What I can do with a piece of wood and mine or your imagination. http://dorielwoodenscollections.blogspot.com

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huntter2022

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#7 posted 06-12-2011 02:00 PM

Dave , you did a outstanding job on the fire truck with beautiful detail

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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Raymond

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#8 posted 06-13-2011 10:59 PM

Great job, the detail is fantastic.

-- Ray

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#9 posted 06-14-2011 01:23 PM

very nice truck, love the detail…. great job!!!!!!

-- Larry, North Carolina

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