Structo Keepsake Box Roller Skate Truck

July 11th, 2016 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
10 users recommend

I started this truck with a vintage Structo truck cab I was lucky enough to run across. I built a false floor brace to mount it to the roller skate (old Chicago brand). I matched it up with a heavy silverplate keepsake box. I customized the cab with a drawer handle, an ornamental nut, screws, washers, and two valve handles (horn). The keepsake box is ornamented with license plate parts, napkin ring parts, and a keychain license tag. There's a good bit of custom work that went into this one to make it work. 

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, art, recycled, upcycled, roller skates, box, truck, yard art, sculpture, metalware, garden art, mixed media, wheels, ooak, steampunk

Comments (13)

playingatjunk writes: Your creativity is amazing the attention to detail is very very cleaver. I've recently acuired a box of old yard sticks at auction so now i get to dream.I'll keep watching for more of your art. Thanks Posted: 4:23 am on November 2nd
cottagegardenliving writes: Unbelievable! What a masterpiece! Posted: 12:37 pm on December 19th
cebinc writes: I love it! Good imagination. Posted: 2:41 pm on December 12th
JunkSituation writes: Brian, you make amazing stuff! Hats off to you :)
Tammy Posted: 6:38 am on December 7th
chippingcharm writes: Cool, cool, very talented! Laurel Posted: 4:41 am on December 7th
CottageElements writes: Brian, it was a good deal of work that goes together perfectly! It's just another fabulous project from you! Looks like all the hard work paid off!

Lani Posted: 10:50 pm on December 5th
JunkArchitect writes: What else can I say...another work-of-art!


Posted: 5:53 pm on December 4th
junkermidge writes: Super clever -- and SO adorable! Great job!
Midge Posted: 2:37 pm on December 4th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks Clarerose! How are those doves acting these days? Posted: 8:27 am on December 4th
clarerose writes: Nice! That would go well on my dressing table :) Posted: 7:04 am on December 4th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks for the very kind words Marie and Sue! Posted: 5:35 pm on December 3rd
oldnews writes: That is amazing! I can't believe how the most unlikely things came together and look so right! Sheer genius! Marie
Posted: 6:52 am on December 3rd
suewhitney writes: What do all of these elements create when they come together? Awesomeness...yes that's a word! Another great project Mr. Brian!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:08 pm on December 2nd
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.