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My wife spotted this wagon in a catalog. She thought it was adorable and asked if I could make one like it. Besides a wagon it helps the child to learn to walk by holding on to the handle. I made a copy and got some measurements off of Amazon and went to work. I have about 12 hours in it but I started 3 weeks ago. Usually a project goes start to finish but there were a lot of interruptions on this one. I got it finished and my wife and I couldn't be more happy with the way it turned out. He won't be getting it till Christmas but while watching our grandson yesterday I decided to see if he liked it. Our daughter dropped him off so I went and got the wagon and put it in front of him. Instantly he crawled up to it, pulled himself up and started running all over the place with it. The bad part was taking it away from him before mom came back to pick him up. BAD GRANDMA AND GRANDPA. We took pictures of him pushing it and no one knows so it will be a good conversation on Christmas when he opens it. LOL.

I entered some pictures below to show the build and progress.
Thanks for looking.

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Awesome wagon Dave! Looks like it's just the right size for him.
 

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It's mostly baltic birch plywood, some dowel rod, a metal handle from a old broom stick.







The wheels are 5'' tall and were made from the seat of a old kitchen chair.



This shot shows making the railings out of pine.





Sprayed Colonial red and added the pin stripe around the frame.









My wife always calls him little guy so that's the name I gave it with the lettering. I didn't want Radio Flyer. I thought this was more meaningful but I do think I gave radio flyer some competition.
The front bumper is pleated wood over some wallpaper and covered with sponge rubber to help prevent dings. The last 3 pics are the little jig I made to scribe a even line around the perimeter of the fame for the pin stripe. Without it it would of been a disaster for me. It worked perfect. This is the picture I had to copy from.





 

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Awesome, Dave! Shame you had to yoink it away from him, but it'll be a great present!
 

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Thanks John. It's a great size for him now only they grow so fast. I'm hoping he enjoys it a long time.

Thanks Dave. I think my wife and I were having some fun at his expense. It will be a good story to tell him when he gets older. I'll blame it on grandma. haha

Thank you Bob. Every step went perfect as I was building. It was a pleasure making.
 

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damn buddy i wish i had what you have,a grandson to do something like this for.these are the time in our lives that make memories that will last generations.i truley envy that.you go grandpa!!!
 

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That is really COOL Dave.
I'm sure he will love.

Thanks for sharing.

Bob
 

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Realy good one… Colouring is so great!
 

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Thanks BB1. It's even cuter when you see your grandson pushing it. LOL.

Thanks pottz. It is something special when you have grand kids around and even better when you can give them something that you made. I hope he uses the wagon for many years.

Bob, at least I know he likes it now and hope he enjoys it for some time.

Thanks Ivan. The bright red paint always reminds me of a fire truck. hahah
 

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That is the ultra deluxe version, heckuva nice wagon.
 

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Great one Dave, the little guy will love it.
 

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Dave, That is WAY to neat - awesome design and it should 'fit' for a couple years
 

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Wow, Dave that it professional! Top Shelf !! Looks like right out of the catalog. Very nice job overall especially the littering and pin striping!

I'm guessing…last shot…reindeer pajamas??

Happy Thanksgiving..Cheers, Jim
 

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Rick thanks. We're happy the way it turned out. Maybe the deluxe version will be when he sits in it and we push him around. Lol.

Thanks Bob. We're hoping the little guy will keep some of his toys in it too. Help mom from cleaning up a lot.

Thanks Pete.

Thanks Dick. As we hope he uses it for a long time, there always is another I could make him to enjoy too. This one was way too much fun to build.

Thanks Jim. You guessed it, reindeer pj's. My wife bought them to give for Christmas but couldn't wait and gave them to my daughter last week for him to wear now.
 

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this is a very nice present you have made your Grandson …... Grampa …... looks like he was off and running GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3
 

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What a great project Dave and what an awesome gift for Lil' Guy!!!
 

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Cool looking wagon! Well done Dave!
 

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Thanks Tony. He was running at top speed, it was hard to get a picture or take a video. LOL

Lee, I'm thinking it might be his favorite gift. He was sure upset when we took it away.

Thanks kdc. It looks better than it does in the picture.
 
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