|Project by romansfivefive||posted 01-20-2009 09:53 PM||7345 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
This is a truck that I modeled after some peterbilt truck pictures I found. It is made out of ash and maple with a little walnut veneer for the pinstriping. I purchased the tires, but made all the other pieces. I experimented a bit with some tricks that I think turned out okay. For example, the grill is made out of laminating popcycle sticks and walnut veneer strips, the places with exposed bolts (like on the bumper) are toothpicks that I sanded off just above the surface of the bumper and the fuel tanks are an old broom handle that has answered an higher calling. I also started making a shallow recess in the bottom of the toy where I have glued a shiny 2009 penny (date facing out) to help me date them.
I joked with my wife that the real reason for the penny is so that I can be guaranteed that no matter how poorly the project turns out, the toy will never be completely worthless. It was fun to make something a little bigger (18 inches long) and I am pleased with the way it turned out. My kids are already asking for a flatbed to put on it, but I think I might display it for a while before I let the wild things have a go at it.
-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.