Upcycled Roller Skates Robot Keepsake Box Truck

August 14th, 2011 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
6 users recommend

Skates Rolling Into Truck!
Skates Rolling Into Truck!

Skates Rolling Into Truck!

It was really fun putting this one together.  An old cake/candy box tin was used for the back and I added the pull knob on top to be able to use it to store things in it.  A copper plate kitchen canister forms the cab of the truck with some help from some old industrial light indicators, napking ring, chrome siding from a typewriter, and some fins from an old vegetable steamer.  I modified and cut up some brass napkin rings for the fender/flaps over the rear tires.  Some more old indicator lights are on the back.  Since I have a lot more old skates, you can expect more things to "roll out".

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
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Comments (2)

gadgetsponge writes: Haha! I can't help but roll it on the counter like a big kid every time I pass by it in the house. Posted: 11:07 am on August 17th
clarerose writes: I can just imagine you having a good chuckle while you were making this one. I love it. I'll be looking for some old skates next time I go op-shopping :) Posted: 7:14 pm on August 16th
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