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Project by toyguy posted 11-11-2008 02:01 AM 3790 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Project: Based loosely on the Ford F150, but with definite GMC influences, this model/toy was built from the Toys and Joys plan-101. The construction has been done with Maple, Walnut and Western Red Cedar (the interior).The wheels were purchased locally and altered for my use. Decals are done on my ink jet printer. Finish is spray can acrylic. The truck measures about 18” long, 6” wide and 7” in height. This has been a really fun project, but I am glad to see it completed. If you have a sanding fetish this one is for you. Although not a real difficult toy to build it will test your skills. Don’t look too close, there are lots of mistakes.

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The Story: As with most of my toys/models there is usually a story that goes with them. This one is no different. This truck has been built for my daughter. Megan finished up her post secondary education last spring, four years in university followed by a year at college. Upon completion, she landed herself a job in the human resource department of our local county of Haldimand. Haldimand County, is a fairly large employer that deals with four separate unions, is responsible the roads, parks, policing, emergency service, museums, land taxes and just about anything else that local government handles. We are a big community. Population of 42,000 spread over a very large amount of land… I’m not too sure of the square area, but it is large.

Now Megan has an office and desk, but unlike a number of other employees she is not required to have a truck. I see these trucks almost every day in the region somewhere. Whether it’s the street cleaner or the water treatment guys checking up on something, you don’t have to go far to see an employee of the county. Although in her new chosen career a truck is not necessary, I think she should have one for her desk. So, I made her one. If it sounds like I am just a little proud of this girl, your right, I am, just a little.


-- Brian, Ontario Canada,





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Baxter5

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#1 posted 11-11-2008 02:47 AM

Very Nice, How many hours?

-- J. Jacobson, Rockford Illinois,

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toyguy

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#2 posted 11-11-2008 03:06 AM

Not sure how many hours, I don’t count them. I was about 3 weeks of off and on working…... If the weather was good I’d take the day off and I would go golfing… LOL !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Raymond

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#3 posted 11-11-2008 03:29 AM

Wonderful job, I love the blending of the different woods. It’s been awhile since I have been in my toy shop. But I feel the need to get back to the shop. You have enspired me.

-- Ray

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studeag

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#4 posted 11-11-2008 04:36 AM

It is very nice to use different woods species to give personality to a model, it’s make all the difference

-- http://www.woodcollectortoys.com

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Napaman

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#5 posted 11-11-2008 04:48 AM

very cool…this is amazing…

unfortunately, you may be the only automaker left soon…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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AgentTwitch

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#6 posted 11-11-2008 04:54 AM

waaay cool!
Napaman has a point…Perhaps the fed will cough up 20 billion for you to stay in production?

-- Regards, Norm

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toymaker

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#7 posted 11-11-2008 05:22 AM

very good work

from one toy guy to another

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woodworm

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#8 posted 11-11-2008 08:25 AM

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…....!
Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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chebeaguewoodbutcher

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#9 posted 11-11-2008 01:14 PM

very nice job Brian. you should be proud of your daughter

-- chebeaguewoodbutcher

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mmh

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#10 posted 11-11-2008 04:57 PM

Very Nice! Can we take it out for a spin? Your daughter will cherish it for many, many years!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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PebbleCreek

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#11 posted 11-11-2008 05:48 PM

That’s awesome, nicely done.

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 11-11-2008 07:10 PM

awwwwww that is so special!! And the truck is amazing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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wiswood2

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#13 posted 11-11-2008 08:19 PM

Nice Job ,now you have to build the 5/th wheel so she can go camping and toring the country Good job Guy
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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romansfivefive

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#14 posted 11-12-2008 04:50 PM

That is just awesome. Your fit and finish is so sound. what a great piece. I drive through haldiman norfolk every once in a while and it is beautiful country

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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Alan

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#15 posted 11-14-2008 07:40 AM

Great work!

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