"Grandpa, I need a garbage truck and 10 garbage cans."

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Project by TopamaxSurvivor posted 11-15-2010 07:27 AM 4067 views 5 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Grandpa, I need a garbage truck and 10 garbage cans.” How big, Robby? “About this long and this high and it needs to dump and it needs a door on the back that opens and…” Hold on, why don’t you draw me a plan so I don’t get it wrong?

Just scrap lumber whipped up quick as Robby was constantly asking is it done yet every time I glued on another part ;-))

Edit: about half of this material is recycled pallet wood

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

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#1 posted 11-15-2010 07:30 AM

Very cool! Nice drawing too. Grandkids are the best!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 11-15-2010 07:47 AM

They make putting up with teenagers worth while ;-))

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

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#3 posted 11-15-2010 09:11 AM

What a WONDERFUL story- and way cool garbage truck! and I love the ten garbage cans, and it’s really nice how the back opens up and DUMPS the trash out- and also opens up a different way to let the trash IN and there is space enough for Oscar The Grouch to ride along, and.. gee thanks granpa Topomax!!!! :) :

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 09:26 AM

you are the beast granddad hope you keep the plans so they can make one for there grandkid

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 10:29 AM

I wish I had a great grandpa like you around when I was Kid!
The truck looks great too.

-- Theresa,

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#6 posted 11-15-2010 10:29 AM

Hi Bob, that is the best garbage truck I ever saw.

Thanks for sharing Bob

-- When you know better you do better.

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#7 posted 11-15-2010 10:57 AM

Well done, Grandpa! Great set of plans you had to follow, too. I’ll bet if you posted a picture of yourself, your smile would be even bigger than Robby’s!

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#8 posted 11-15-2010 12:20 PM

Fabulous… I can’t wait for my grandson to be wanting POP to make things..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 11-15-2010 01:27 PM

And I see how they quickly added the cannon barrels to your trucks! You have to turn them some cannons to add Grandpa! ;-)

Great Job again!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#10 posted 11-15-2010 02:38 PM

You are wonderful, and have some lucky grandchildren.
Love the truck.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 11-15-2010 02:51 PM

I bet they are his “go to” toys for years to come. He can pass them down to his
own kids one day!

Great job!

BTW…my pic was drawn by my little 8 year old niece.

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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#12 posted 11-15-2010 03:30 PM

That is sooo cool.
I just love it. Good for you.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 11-15-2010 03:34 PM

Make’s me feel sorry for those kids that don’t have the grandpa’s to do this stuff.

Great build and a happy customer who was involved in the process.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#14 posted 11-15-2010 04:55 PM

SO cool!! That’s what it’s all about. Brings a happy heart and a smile to my face. Thanks for the good feelings….........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#15 posted 11-15-2010 05:04 PM

Hey, that’s a great toy and it looks like he is having a ball with it. You did a wonderful job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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