1932 Fire Truck - Update

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Project by dansnow posted 01-15-2014 02:56 AM 1542 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made the presentation to my friend Paul today. I’m happy to say I surprised him with it.

When I first contemplated trying make and sell wooden toys and knickknacks to make a few bucks in September of 2012, my shop tools consisted of a table saw, 12” band saw and a bench top drill press. Shortly after that a fellow from our church heard what I was up to and offered to give me a 16” 2-speed Dremel Scroll Saw he wasn’t using. The rest, as they say, is history.

I’ve since given the Dremel to my son, after getting a second saw. I was looking for a way to thank my benefactor when I saw the plans for this fire truck on
Paul is a Captain of a Fire Department, so I figured this would be perfect. (Though to be perfectly honest, the only parts I cut out on a scroll saw was the plaque.

It just needs to have the plaque mounted and then a final clear coat and it’ll be ready to present this weekend.
Just my way of saying Thanks.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#1 posted 01-15-2014 03:21 AM

awesome looks great

-- I don't always have soft hands....but when I do its because I just left the woodshop.

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 03:30 AM

Great project.
looks very nice. I like it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 01-15-2014 03:41 AM

Outstanding, and very nice,y done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 04:00 AM

Having been a volunteer fireman for several years; now long ago and far away!; I Know he will LOVE IT!

Very nicely done, all firepersons love vintage firetrucks, big and small!.

It will be one of his treasued possesions.

I had one of the 16” 2 speed Dremels—very good little saw. I sold it to move here and wish that I would have kept it. I now run anothe fine saw a DeWalt 788.

-- just rjR

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#5 posted 01-15-2014 04:21 AM

What a great truck and a thoughtful way to thank the gentleman. I am sure it will be very well received.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 01-15-2014 04:34 AM

Nice job. My BIL was a paid fireman, and he loves stuff like this and other things.

-- Jeff NJ

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#7 posted 01-15-2014 11:09 AM

Nice truck, great present.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 01-15-2014 01:47 PM

fabulous. One of he best toys I’ve seen posted.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 01-15-2014 02:31 PM

Awsome truck!Nicely coloured.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-15-2014 02:45 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

I used to avoid painting thing

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#11 posted 01-15-2014 03:34 PM

Very well done, I have just completed some toys also. not as grad as your though. have wanted to try painting ,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 01-15-2014 04:34 PM

Very cool looking Truck. And I think that painting this one made it even better.

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#13 posted 01-15-2014 04:45 PM

Arrgh, just realized that the last part of my post about painting got lost.

I used to avoid painting cause it took forever for the paint I was using, spray enamel, to cure. Then a fellow crafter suggested Krylon. Stuff sprays and covers well, and cures fast, even in my unheated shop. I use the indoor/outdoor stuff, lots of colors and white or black primers available.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#14 posted 01-15-2014 05:58 PM

Great looking truck, very nice work. I’m sure it will be much appreciated.

How were the plans? Haven’t bought one of theirs yet, but they seem to have some nice stuff.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#15 posted 01-15-2014 06:35 PM

Their plans are very, very detailed. They give you full size plans that will print on 8.5×11, plus a parts list and full size drawings of all parts. But be careful and check dimensions listed against drawings and assembly. I found a couple instances in a couple where the listed dimensions didn’t match the drawing, and after checking against the assembly found the drawing was the correct one. (After which I had to remake the part!)
I’ve built at least 5 of their designs, and on a scale of 1-10 I’d rate them a solid 9.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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