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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 901 days ago


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

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#2 posted 901 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 901 days ago

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 901 days ago

Very cool!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 901 days ago

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

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

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#6 posted 901 days ago

Very cool truck such wonderful detail ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 901 days ago

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

-- Ryan

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#8 posted 901 days ago

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 901 days ago

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

-- M Clark, Georgia

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#10 posted 901 days ago

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

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

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#11 posted 901 days ago

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 901 days ago

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 901 days ago

very well executed :-)

thanks for sharing it


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#14 posted 901 days ago

Beautiful, great job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#15 posted 901 days ago

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

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