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Jeep for Grandson from Tornado logs

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Project by Built2Last posted 762 days ago 1190 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 3 year old grandson Bryant, love jeeps, so I built him one he could drive. It’s based off a plan in Wood Magazine. It’s built mostly from white oak from the back yard of my good friends Jane and Keith’s house, that was downed in the April 2011 tornado. The trim is walnut and the floor board are pine. The Alabama tag on the front is Maple and cedar and the grill is aluminiun rods from an old salvaged antenna. The tires are also white oak that I ebonized with vinegar. It weighs almost as much as a real jeep, or it seems like it when you have to load and unload it by yourself. Glad I made the rockers from oak cause he drives it like he is off-roading in some really ruff terrian…........





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NormG

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#1 posted 762 days ago

Hat is a really nice jeep, I am sure he treats it just like a jeep should be driven. Thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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GenerationWW

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#2 posted 762 days ago

Very nice! Great use of fallen wood.

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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 762 days ago

That is awesome, I know my 4 year old Grandson would wear that out. :)

Arlin

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#4 posted 762 days ago

great looking jeep…....boys and their toys .

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#5 posted 762 days ago

That’s so cool.

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#6 posted 761 days ago

Bet he loves it. I’m gonna copy his tag!

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Built2Last

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#7 posted 744 days ago

Thanks folks for the kind words!!!!!!!!!!
Bowtie, copy away, my friend!!!!!!!

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