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Thread: *Ding Ding* -- The Trolley's Rollin'

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    *Ding Ding* -- The Trolley's Rollin'

    Here's the latest thing to literally roll out of the shop. John Ball Zoo (the zoo in Grand Rapids, MI) is refurbishing their trolley, and I was hired to do the exterior woodwork. It was fun, but it was a lot more work than I bid. Even so, it's looking good, and I learned a few things. Can't be unhappy about that!

    The corner trim pieces were preassembled at the appropriate angles, and the rear horizontal trim was steam bent to "make the curve". Also, in the front it was kinda fun to make the middle vertical pieces on the windows. They are from a single piece, but have an angled front, channel in the back that's parallel with the front surface, but edges returning back to the windows (which are at 20.6 degrees to each other) at 90 degrees.

    -Hutch
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Trolley 1.jpg   Trolley 3.jpg   Trolley 2.jpg  

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    WOW Matt what a GREAT project. That had to be a great feeling when that drove off. You should be proud for sure
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    Hmmmm, so Hutch, what 'cha been doing with all your free time!?
    Man that is looking sweet!
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    It says a lot about your reputation that they would bring a project like that to you. Well done, Hutch!
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    Something you should really be proud of. You did some great work on it. Did you hit them up for a Zoo pass??
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    Great job Matt! Though you underestimated it, hopefully they will send more work your way.
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    Neat stuff! Ought to be a good advertising point anyway.

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    What a sweet project! Live and learn, but what a great job!
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    Man, that is a fun looking project...I'm not to sure about fun doing (I'm assuming there was a time deadline.).

    That is GREAT!!!

    Enjoy,
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    Whoa! Fabulous indeed!
    Cheers,
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