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Project by Ron Messersmith posted 02-24-2012 05:20 PM 1481 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been making this toy fire truck for over 35 years. It is from an early addition of Hands On magazine put out by Shopsmith. It’s a fun toy because there are so many moving parts.

-- Jupiter





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Heidi Neely

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 05:25 PM

You should make a video to show us all the moving parts in action! :) Looks really cool!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 05:27 PM

Super looking fire truck.

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 05:30 PM

My boys would for me make them one.

-- Chris K

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Ron Messersmith

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 06:11 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. I believe plans for this fire truck are available. If you google “Shopsmith”, I think there might be a link to their Hands On Magazine and an archive of issues may lead to this particular toy and several others that are great for younger children.

-- Jupiter

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Stephenw

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 12:57 AM

I really like it. Many of the wooden trucks I see on here look like works of art. That looks like it could be played with.

I would play with it.

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 10:43 AM

G’day Ron, What a great looking fire truck….
Do you please remember the Hands On magazine where you got the plans as it looks very much worthwhile tracking down, thank you.
Cheers, crowie

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

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Ron Messersmith

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 07:04 AM

Hello again,

The Hands On magazine escapes me but I did find the plans by going to the Shopsmith website and linking to their Hands On site. I was able to find the plans for 5 great toys in the same issue by just scrolling thru the on line issues.

Good Luck

Ron

-- Jupiter

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