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Project by TopamaxSurvivor posted 716 days ago 2474 views 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made of scrap lumber I had around. Pine and or Hem/Fir. I got a box of hardwood wheels off eBay for next to nothing.

Notice the plan has a detail showing the doors opening. I felt small hinges and short screws would not last long under the normal use applied by 6 and 8 year olds.;-) I took an old pair of Levis and salvaged the denim from a low wear spot on the end of the leg. It is glued, stapled, folded over on itself, glued and stapled again. The doors still worked when Robby took it home!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence





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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 716 days ago

Simplicity is on its best.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 716 days ago

well done Grandpa … looks great

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 716 days ago

Thanks, I just wonder where the kids get their ideas? Why an ambulance? ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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grizzman

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#4 posted 716 days ago

GOOD JOB GRANDPA…are you sure you are not the one who needs that after there stay…lol…im sure the next time mine come, they will be older and i might have similar demands placed on me…although i have already made him a large truck, in fact i made it out of walnut and a few other woods…i know for awhile they were sitting on it, so if it survives..ill be happy, but if they need another one, grandpa will come to the rescue….......sirens blasting, lights flashing…and the medics flying out the doors…

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 716 days ago

Grandma probably needs it! I had it pretty easy. After dinner one evening I pickuped up the dishes and started doing them. The 6 year old asked Grandma why she was making me do all the work? ;-) She had been doing all the work!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Lenny

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#6 posted 716 days ago

Way to go Bob. The smile on Robby’s face is indication enough that Grandpa did a great job. I like your creative thinking regarding the denim.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Arlin Eastman

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#7 posted 716 days ago

Grandpa T does it again. Did little T help?

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Bagtown

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#8 posted 716 days ago

And that’s what Grandpas are for.
Well done.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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SuburbanDon

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#9 posted 716 days ago

Pretty cool. Is that a scale drawing ?

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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Hawaiilad

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#10 posted 716 days ago

Ah yea, that was a great job for Grandpa. I wish our Grandkids lived a bit closer to us…but I am still having fun making them toys….

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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lilredweldingrod

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#11 posted 716 days ago

Bob if you keep hanging around with the kids, sooner or later they will make a real grandpa out of you. lol. Toy cars are one thing, but befroe you know it, “Hey Grandpa, I need the keys to the truck!” lol
Way to go Bob. Rand

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 716 days ago

The drawing is to scale. I made a few mistakes though. I made the snout of the truck too short and almost all of my wheels touch the ground ;-))

The kids don’t help much. I keep them back form the power tools. Their hearing is good enough that it bothers their ears. I keep them out of the dust too. When they get old enough the face masks and ear muffs fit a little better they can get into it.

When I was 6 or 7, I was crawling along 1/4 mile long corn rows pulling weeds. Dad didn’t trust us with hoes because we took out too much corn ;-) Hand eye coordination needed a little more time. It was OK because we weren’t fast enough to stir up any dust and it was quiet out there except for birds chirping. About the 4th of July, we were done. Not hoeing the field, but because dad couldn’t see where we were and the corn was starting to shade out the weeds. He started us on the worst side because he knew we would never finish. Too bad I don’t have a nice quiet dust free job to share with them ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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DamnYankee

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#13 posted 716 days ago

Way to go Granpa! I remember the days when I was “Robby” (really, my name is Rob) and my Grandfather made sooden toys for me. I actually still have a bi-plane he made for me sitting in my office.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 716 days ago

That is a great toy and one he will cherish forever!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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MonteCristo

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#15 posted 716 days ago

Great looking ambulance ! The hinges are totally trick !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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