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Project by chebeaguewoodbutcher posted 07-01-2008 05:40 PM 1842 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rockler “mailtruck plan” built with recycled dumpster wood from local cabinet shop and old post office box door purchased in antique shop. cherry and walnut with shop built wheels and finished with toy makers wipe on finish

-- chebeaguewoodbutcher

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#1 posted 07-01-2008 06:00 PM


How did you make the wheels!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-01-2008 06:03 PM

That’s a sharp looking truck, and you made those wheels! Excellent craftsmanship.

-- Bill, Florida

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#3 posted 07-01-2008 06:06 PM

I’m with Lew….. can’t imagine making those spoked wheels. The door on the back is a great touch as well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 07-02-2008 12:58 AM

Great looking truck. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 07-02-2008 02:07 AM

Excellent job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 07-02-2008 12:53 PM

I really like this one

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 07-02-2008 11:52 PM

I agree how did you make those wheels, this thing is amazeing.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#8 posted 07-03-2008 02:49 AM

the wheels are the best part of these projects. check out the old cars that I posted a couple of months ago. several special drilling jigs are needed to get them right for each size wheel and the jigs i make wear out with one of two sets of wheels. there are a dozen different operations to make them using drill press with fly cutter and forstner bits, band saw, mini lathe, and small belt sander. 5 wheels take about 10 hours if the drill jigs are ok.

-- chebeaguewoodbutcher

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#9 posted 07-03-2008 02:55 AM

Good job! From the slot on the top, I surmise that it’s a bank. Is that correct?

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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