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Project by GR8HUNTER posted 03-19-2020 08:46 PM 1616 views 2 times favorited 59 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally done with this Fire Truck year ago a guy from church asked if I could make him a fire truck for his son of course I said sure I can not knowing then I would have to have been put into hospital twice for my collapsed lung hopefully now they have that problem fixed . He gave me free range to use my own wood and ideas so I asked a question here on LJ’s and of course Duchy Jan came thru for me and sent me some Red dye I mixed it up to his directions on WOW what a nice job it did took about 49 hours was very glad to get it done as it took way too long and was getting to be more of a hassle then pleasure but here it finally is all maple and walnut and mahogany and grill is bamboo skewers

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#1 posted 03-19-2020 08:57 PM

Looks amazing Tony! A lot of hours had to have gone into that project. Love the ladder!

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#2 posted 03-19-2020 09:05 PM

This is a very nice one Tony. Sometimes I thought that the dye does need a large drying time :). Well done and I hope that the guy from church is glad with it. I also hope that you are doing better and better every day.


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#3 posted 03-19-2020 09:19 PM

Wow, Tony! Super detailed and great looking! Gratz top three!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 03-19-2020 09:46 PM

Whoof! Sorry about the collapsed lung. The second time? Did they have to open you up? I hope not.
Hopefully you’re fixed up and it won’t repeat… (I been there and got the T-shirt on the first one, don’t want another!)

The firetruck looks great! Love that red color. Nice details too.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#5 posted 03-19-2020 09:57 PM

Tony WOW!!!
That turned out so! so!! nice!!!
That looks like it would be a really fun project to take on.
Keep getting better and make us some more saw dust.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#6 posted 03-19-2020 10:05 PM

Absolutely stunning Tony, the detail appears to be way beyond normal

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 03-19-2020 10:30 PM

Great fire truck!

Too pretty to let unsupervised plating with though!

Collapsed lungs are no fun at all!
I had one over 50 years ago; and when I am very tired it still hurts some!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 03-19-2020 10:31 PM

Tony, happy to here you are doing better. As for that super nice looking fire truck…it’s Awesome and I bet that little boy is going to be thrilled to have it. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 03-19-2020 11:07 PM

Mike = Thanks
Jan = could not have done it without your red dye
Dave = Thanks
Jim = the last time was 3rd time in my life and yes i have a 12 inch long scar on my side and back fingers are crossed for a NON RETURN #4 = Thanks
Dick = Thanks
Ralph = not fun at all … he’s older so no hard play
Tony = I’m a lot better hope it last … the little boy is 32

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#10 posted 03-19-2020 11:12 PM

Wow Tony, that’s incredible!!!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#11 posted 03-19-2020 11:14 PM

Kenny = Thanks

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#12 posted 03-19-2020 11:14 PM

Super fantastic!

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

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#13 posted 03-19-2020 11:29 PM

Amazing Fire truck, exceptional detail super job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#14 posted 03-20-2020 12:05 AM

Holy moly, I am coming over, I want to play with that awesome “firefruck,” as I was told I used to say.

Oh, wait, I cant….....damn

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#15 posted 03-20-2020 12:18 AM

Looks great

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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