|Project by derrickparks57||posted 08-12-2015 02:16 PM||673 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
For the past several years I have been making scroll saw ornaments to give to family and friends at Christmas time. Last year a friend of ours who runs a local donation closet was putting together Christmas care packages for local children who weren’t gonna receive much gift wise. I quickly offered to make something toy wise for her to add to the boxes, so after scouring the web for ideas I found the crayon truck.
I tried cutting the trucks out of 2X4 but my scroll saw (didn’t have a bandsaw yet) didn’t like that very much and it was taking forever. So I had to go a different route, each truck (35 total) is 3 different pieces glued together. I rounded the cab over on the disc sander and drilled the windows then glued it to the chassis. I made a template to drill the crayon holes before the final glue up. Finding a bulk quantity of wheels at a decent price was difficult but luckily I found them on Ebay with the axles for a good price.
Needless to say most girls don’t want a truck, so it was horses (15 total) for the girls. These were a Steve Good plan and were cut out on the scroll saw from some nice 1” pine I had. Drilled the holes in the backs of them to hold the crayons.
The toys took all my shop time before Christmas so unfortunately no ornaments were made, but when I explained why everyone was quite understanding.
-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks