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Project by hunter71 posted 02-03-2012 05:50 AM 2345 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I feel Willy would not mind my use of a twist of his title for such a project. This is a loose use of Toys and Joys plans that turned into quite a project. The truck was conceived during my last R&R when I planed and rough cut the pieces home. Then I mailed them to myself here in Kabul for final construction. Several weeks later the truck was finished and the wooden bottles and barrels arrived. I just couldn’t have plain wood bottles so I started to research old beers and paint the bottles to match the old labels. My grandfather was a Knickerbocker so that was to become the company logo. I found the Knickerbocker logo on eBay. Hours, days of painting the several layers needed to provide the authenticity I wanted finally came, wheew, 4 brands of bottled beer, 213 bottles total. 5 full kegs and 14 – 1/2 kegs make up the load. As you see the driver has his favorite brand on the floorboard. Moving the heavy kegs required a hand truck so there is a period wood truck hanging on the back.
This will go to my son to adorn the walls of his “man cave” along with the Beer Wagon I did last year. It is signed to remind us of our tour here in Afghanistan 2011-12. Yes, he is here too.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 02-03-2012 05:57 AM

Thats great, I like the hand truck on the back, nice touch. The devils in the details!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 06:04 AM

Wow…love this work..very very cool piece. Hats off to your craftsmenship and tour as well. Best wishes and thanks for the post.

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

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 06:34 AM

Great job I love the detail. Outstanding job

-- Ray

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 06:36 AM

You have more patience than anyone I’ve ever seen …

Geeze I just decided to make wine barrels for wine stoppers out of scrap oak and some apple we harvested from a local orchard and every one of them is unique as my ADD kicks in and overrides my OCD when it comes to matching them all.

You’ve got LUG NUTS in detail on this truck … not to mention the hand truck.


-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 07:23 AM

Wow that is amazing all the detail takes the cake, this is beyond cool,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-03-2012 07:41 AM

I love it! Did you use bottle caps for signage over the kegs & beer bottles? A very cool piece, well done.
You guys take care over there, and please return home safe.

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

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#7 posted 02-03-2012 07:58 AM


-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#8 posted 02-03-2012 08:45 AM

Thank you!

I just showed my wife there is someone more detail oriented than me!

She agrees.

Very impressive. Wonderful and well thought out attention to the little things. A one of a kind creation.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 02-03-2012 09:45 AM

Way to go Doug, very impressive. Great man cave gift!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 02-03-2012 12:29 PM

that is brilliant
so realistic

can you make me a life size one and i will stick a V8 in it


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#11 posted 02-03-2012 04:49 PM

100 bottles of beer on the truck, 100 bottles of beer.
Take one down, pass it around,
99 bottles of beer on the truck…

and quite nicely done, too…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#12 posted 02-03-2012 05:26 PM

oh heck yea! very nice. just drive er on over here, and I’ll help to empty it… very kool @Al— LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 02-03-2012 05:46 PM

GREAT JOB, very good detail work, and THANK YOU for YOUR SERVICE!!!!!

-- Smitty!!!

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#14 posted 02-03-2012 06:15 PM

Thank you for your famioy service to our country.
May God protect you and bring you home safely.

Nice work and detail!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#15 posted 02-03-2012 06:57 PM

what a great truck doug, so much work into this, but you always do a wonderful job, nice paint job on everything, what is the next project…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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