Fire Engine

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Project by Betsy posted 11-23-2011 03:18 AM 1235 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you have followed my most recent blog—- you’ll recognize the fire engine.

A local hospital puts on a safety program for little kids. They had this old, as an made before Moses, foam fire engine that they used. They wanted something new and a little more durable. So I used the old foam engine as a pattern and made a plywood engine. It’s made from 1/4 ply and was made in three parts. The parts are held together with 2x material with three carriage bolts on the back. I also added 2 ropes onto the back that they use to carry the engine across the stage as they act out their program. I honestly didn’t think it would turn out this good. Before the paint it didn’t look all that good, but a little paint in the right hands can make plywood look pretty good.

Not too bad for my first project back in the shop!

Thanks for looking.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 04:00 AM

Looks great Betsy, you really knocked this one out of the park! Good to see the creative juices flowing again. Anything done FOR the kids is a good thing.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 06:09 AM

Great going, keep up the nice work!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 04:11 PM

WTG Betsy!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 04:22 PM

Betsy, it looks great and being for a worthy cause makes it so much the better. Nice going.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 11:18 PM

welcome back to the shop.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#6 posted 11-24-2011 02:32 AM

Thanks guys. It was a fun project to start with.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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