Trucks for Nephews

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Project by Joao Araujo posted 12-28-2014 03:03 PM 1276 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I built three trucsk for my nephews for Christmas this year. These where built with plans from

The wood used are maple with walnut accents. No stain or finish was used, just sanded to 220 grit.

As I didn’t have much time to make walnut wheels and I couldn’t find any at the store, I roasted some maple wheels and they turned out great.

Note to all the are thinking to roast maple, have plenty of ventilation !

Merry Christmas,

Joao Araujo

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#1 posted 12-28-2014 03:43 PM

I see some very happy nephews.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 12-29-2014 01:01 AM

Love the roasted wheels – How and what did you roast them with?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 12-29-2014 02:53 AM


The wheels were roasted in our oven. I started to roast them at 250°F and roasted them until the smoke stopped then I upped the temperature 50°F and roasted until the smoke cleared.

I did this until I got the colour I wanted.

Take care,

Joao Araujo

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#4 posted 12-29-2014 07:29 AM

The best toys are wooden toys.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-31-2014 12:27 AM

Very cool toy truck. Great job.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#6 posted 12-17-2017 06:33 PM

very nice job

-- Retired and lovin it

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#7 posted 12-17-2017 07:00 PM

This is a great toy truck and the kids will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 12-17-2017 08:31 PM

WOW …heard of stain ,blo ,ebonizing ,BUT never heard of roasting them in an oven …they look pretty descent…..good job on this truck ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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