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Project by johnstoneb posted 12-27-2014 02:09 PM 1929 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plans for this came from Wood magazine’s contractor series. I like them as they are well design and strong. Pretty much followed the plans until I got to the rear of the lowboy. They called for two 1/4” square pieces to be end glued to the trailer for mudflap hangers and tail lights. I left them off at first because they would have been knocked of almost immediately. I got everything together then didn’t like the way the rear of the trailer looked. I routed three 3/8” grooves across the rear of the trailer and glued in three 3/8” square bars that gave it a true lowboy look and will be able to support loads on the rear of the trailer. these are made from maple and walnut with a lacquer finish.
They have been a hit.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID





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MasterSergeant

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#1 posted 12-27-2014 02:27 PM

I’m thinking I need to make some of these, hope this turn out as nice as your’s! GReat project!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 05:02 PM

Bruce, you gave your grandson all the equipment to build a first class building now you need to make him the beams and columns…LOL!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 05:10 PM

Great job and great Christmas for your grandson.

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

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Stephen Glass

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#4 posted 12-27-2014 05:41 PM

Nice job would like to build a set of these myself.

-- Stephen, Oxford, Alabama

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Knappen

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#5 posted 12-27-2014 05:42 PM

They look just great.

-- Knappen aka Ole - I have to try everything at least once.

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 12-27-2014 06:40 PM

Great truck.

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

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peteg

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#7 posted 12-27-2014 07:05 PM

Real nice work Bruce :)
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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crowie

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#8 posted 12-27-2014 10:26 PM

Thank you Bruce for sharing your personal touches to the dropdeck trailer, it does look good..
The little block sure seems to love his hand made wooden toys which will last a lifetime and more..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Hawaiilad

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#9 posted 12-27-2014 11:28 PM

What a great looking truck…and a very happy little boy always makes it better.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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hookfoot

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#10 posted 12-27-2014 11:37 PM

Great truck.

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#11 posted 12-28-2014 12:32 AM

You executed this plan very well

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

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