2022 - Volume #46, Issue #6, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Teen Has Been Building Projects For Years
“As a four and five-year-old he always liked to hang around my shop when I was working and help in any way he could,” says his father, Jamie. When he was six, we built a fire truck bed together and that jump-started him into realizing he could build anything he thought of.”
Isaac was involved in all aspects of the bed construction, from sketching the plans, choosing the 2 by 4’s, cutting plywood panels, and figuring out how he’d get in and out of it. He designed hubs for the wheels and, having learned how to solder from his dad a few months earlier, wired and soldered the lighting. He expanded on that idea once it was in his room by installing a 12-volt siren system just for kicks. He finished the gem by applying four coats of bright red paint.
“I didn’t want any ordinary bed,” Isaac says today, more than 12 years later, “so I just came up with the plans, and we put it together.”
Voeller says his son slept in the bed for nearly 10 years until he outgrew it and decided to sell it to a friend. “He and I delivered the bed, set it up, and it’s still in use today. On the same trip, he used money from the sale to buy a dragster go-kart that we hauled home.” Voeller says that after a few modifications, the cart is now a crazy parade item that attracts a lot of attention.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Isaac Voeller, 103 1st St., Frederick, S.D. 57441 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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