Mining Truck

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Project by taffy posted 11-04-2014 12:51 AM 1878 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mining Truck from a Toys and Joys plan. The wood used is Macrocarpa and Rimu from New Zealand. Finished with a couple of coats of Danish oil.

More pictures can be found here

Took a while to make as calving and milking have gotten in the way. Must admit though it was a fun project and I will be starting another one soon. I’ll TRY and take on the hummer, we’ll see how far I get…

Cheers fellow lumberjocks.

-- Taffy, New Zealand

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#1 posted 11-04-2014 01:00 AM

Love it, keep up the good work.

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#2 posted 11-04-2014 01:16 AM

Great piece of work.

So who is going to be the lucky recipient of this fine piece of “machinery”?

-- Brad, Texas,

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#3 posted 11-04-2014 02:42 AM

Great piece, very good detail. Love the wood color and grain

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 11-04-2014 02:45 AM

Looks good – the Hummer shouldn’t be difficult when you can do work like this.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 11-04-2014 03:07 AM

What a great looking truck…how many hours do you think you have in building that? Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 11-04-2014 03:15 AM

Nice job man. I have built some T&J projects in the past.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 11-04-2014 03:46 AM

Great job—love the craftsmanship and detail!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 11-04-2014 05:33 AM

Great Truck. The detail is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 11-04-2014 09:09 AM

How did you make the tires?


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#10 posted 11-04-2014 10:10 AM

Looks good to me.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 11-04-2014 02:34 PM

Great job!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#12 posted 11-04-2014 03:36 PM

Great looking truck. Nicely done. The big threads on the tires looks awesome.

-- Julian

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#13 posted 11-04-2014 06:49 PM

As a T and J builder I always like this LJ contributions. Very nice mining truck! keep on going.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#14 posted 11-05-2014 06:21 PM

Don’t get me wrong this truck is amaizing, but those tyres are incredible. Wooden tyres are my opssesion -I like them most on wooden vehicles.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 11-06-2014 05:35 PM

Nice! I just finished a very similar mining truck (check out my projects). Looks great!

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