|Project by CM02WS6||posted 10-10-2014 08:48 PM||1543 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
First project post here! Been enjoying reviewing projects here and getting tips. This is a toy mining truck that I just finished for my son. It is loosely based on a new truck I worked on, but with several additions per his request (like the access door and front tow hooks). This was quite complicated at times with all the angles custom parts, but I just thought a way through it and slowly got it done. The overall project was quite fun and I’m really happy with the end result. He loves playing with all the details I built in, so that makes all the time invested worth it. You can’t really tell from the pictures, but it is about 22” long overall, 11” wide, and 9” tall. The toy person is a Playmobil man from some of his firetrucks, which fits the scale really well. The wheels were made with the techniques presented in Tremendous Toy Trucks. The wood is Maple and Walnut, finished with three coats of Satin Arm-R-Seal.