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    My great-nephew turned 5 on Sunday. When we saw him at Christmas 2018, he expressed interest in my husband being a volunteer firefighter. Since five is special, I decided that I would make him a firetruck for his birthday. I hoped it would be there before the birthday but alas I did not expect to be laid up so long from my left knee replacement done on October 9th since the right knee replacement in April went so well. A torn medial retinaculum in the same knee with surgical repair on Nov 27th [very rare less than 5% have this issue] and careful, slow recovery from that, pushed back my start as the shop is in the basement. After several long days in the shop and waiting on an order of more "truck-like" tires, here is the final truck.
    To start the truck, I used a free pattern from Aschi's Workshop as a stepping off point, modifying it as I went along. Because my husband is a turner, we have a bunch of turning blocks so some multi-piece parts are a single piece. I had a cherry board for the base that was wider and adjusted the sizes based on that board. The board made 3 bases so I while I was making one, I cut all the parts for two more. This truck is now off to Warner, a few days late but I think he will be very excited to open the box when it arrives. Over the next few weeks, I'll get the other two assembled and finished, then it is on to creating replica canal boats for a local historian.
    Woods: Cherry, Ash, Curly Maple, Walnut Finish: Danish Oil
    Wheels, Headlights, Steering Wheel - Woodworks, Ltd. (www.craftparts.com)
    Barbara
    Proud user of Excalibur, RBI Hawk, & Delta

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    That is super. What a great gift.
    Denny
    ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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    • #3
      A great piece of work, your grand nephew will certainly treasure the fire truck.

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      • #4
        Great job, Barbara. A gift to be treasured! And best wishes for a full recovery.
        Carole

        Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          A gift that should make his eyes light up.
          cwmagee
          aka Fibber
          Producer of fancy firewood​

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          • #6
            What a beauty! Lucky little boy. Nice to have you posting again. I look forward to seeing pictures of the canal boats.
            Rolf
            RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
            Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
            Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
            And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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            • #7
              That is so retro cool. Very very nice!
              Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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              • #8
                Very nice!

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