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Project by hunter71 posted 03-02-2012 12:21 PM 2269 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As we near St. Patrick’s day some thoughts turn to Green Beer, and the traditional parade. Well after all the beer you might need a “lift” back home. Might as well call a GREEN tow truck to stay in style. This was 100% scrap wood from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan. Fenders are cabinet grade 7 ply plywood. Rest is some softer wood, maybe a pine, top is a small piece of oak. Wheels are store bought. The GREEN is from a set of water paints. All clear gloss polyurethane covered. Work with what you have I say.
Oh, yea… That barrel in the back, well even a tow truck driver needs beer on St. Patrick’s day.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 03-02-2012 12:41 PM


-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 03-02-2012 12:46 PM

Great use of “materials” and excellent execution!!! Nicely done.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 01:03 PM

ah yes me lad. very good recycle and an awesome lookin truck, complete with some single barrel brew. :)

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

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 01:34 PM

Very cool!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 02:14 PM

The truck is very sharp looking! I like the aged green and wood tone mix. Save me some beer!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 03-02-2012 02:47 PM

Very cool truck such wonderful detail ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 03-02-2012 03:29 PM

Thats really nice. I like the look of the plywood and the green painted body. Great work.

-- Ryan

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#8 posted 03-02-2012 03:36 PM

Everytime I come back to this…..those fenders just blow me away…cheapest lumber and they REALLY ADD to this.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#9 posted 03-02-2012 04:09 PM

Great use of the water color as well. Perfect “faded glory” look. Stroke of genius.

-- M Clark, Georgia

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#10 posted 03-02-2012 04:41 PM

Great Job! Great Save on the wood scraps.
I really like it! Nice work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 03-02-2012 05:06 PM

Thia is a fine miniature. It looks wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#12 posted 03-02-2012 07:08 PM

Very nice! The fenders & faded green paint add authenticity. Great job!

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#13 posted 03-02-2012 10:08 PM

very well executed :-)

thanks for sharing it


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#14 posted 03-02-2012 10:15 PM

Beautiful, great job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#15 posted 03-02-2012 10:46 PM

impressive to say the least. what did you use for the green color? I like how it is faded.

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