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Project by Patrick O'Rourke posted 918 days ago 13389 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandson love his cars and trucks. I found a book when I was in Omaha that contained not only this truck but several others. I used some black walnut that I picked up while I was in TN, the stacks are made from .25in copper pipe and .25in dowls using .125in dowls holding them on. I used the same .125in dowls for the head lights. My wife came up with the idea of putting the kids pictures on the front, I used spray glue then used a very very very light coat of shellac for the first coat. After a few coats I used clear nail polish to seal around the edges of the pictures to help keep little fingers from pulling them off. The wheels are cut from a block of color wood I picked up when I was in Iowa.

-- Granny Moon Graphics - Patrick O'Rourke, South Carolina





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 918 days ago

Nice looking truck,I bet this is your grandson’s favorite.

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hunter71

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#2 posted 917 days ago

Nice twist to truck making.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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prez

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#3 posted 917 days ago

I just finished a truck similar to this one but I gotta say….I love those wheels!!! Great idea. And putting those pictures on the windshield is awesome…will have to keep that one tucked away for future projects.

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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crowie

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#4 posted 522 days ago

What a ripper, superb work indeed.
Love the photos of the grandkids on the windscreen as if driver & passenger, well done.
You’ve done a top job on the truck & trailer and thouse wheels are to die for…..again well done.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

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

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