Toy Dump Truck and Indy Cars for Next Christmas

  • Advertise with us
Project by bobdurnell posted 1881 days ago 3413 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine with good intensions by getting ready for Christmas early asked if I’d make some toys for her grand kids. As a result I made six Indy cars and a dump truck. I had made the cars before as a project in my woodshop classes. The yellow car was in Better Homes and Gardens Wood magazine on page 8 of the October 1997 issue where Jim Downing is holding my entry in the build a toy contest. Didn’t win anything but I sure liked the recognition. The dump truck is an original design that worked out ok. Got the basic Idea from a picture of a pedal driven one I found googling dump trucks. Made from sugar pine (my favorite), a little Durhams rock hard wood putty and paint. The decal on the dump truck was made from word art and the decals for the indy cars came from decals made for rc cars by Autographics.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

7 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


112018 posts in 2211 days

#1 posted 1881 days ago

Hey Bob
They look great one of my students made some from the same issue I think?

-- Custom furniture

View Loucarb's profile


2388 posts in 2079 days

#2 posted 1881 days ago

Nicely done. The Indy cars really look great with the decals.

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 2881 days

#3 posted 1881 days ago

Great looking toy truck. My grandson would love it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View Durnik150's profile


647 posts in 1956 days

#4 posted 1881 days ago

Excellent work! Every one of them is exceptional. Thanks for sharing.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

View scrappy's profile


3505 posts in 2064 days

#5 posted 1881 days ago

Not a fan of raceing, but I love your cars!

My grandson would just love that dump truck also. I like the way you made the box dump and the tailgate? open. Keep up the great work. I’m sure the kids will just love them.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


14726 posts in 2310 days

#6 posted 1881 days ago

Great toys!! I was thinking about making some for my grandkids but yestrerday we were there for the 4th. I saw a lot of plastic toys laying around. I have begun to wonder if it’s worth the effort to make anything that is common??? Hope they use them.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View ND2ELK's profile


13495 posts in 2408 days

#7 posted 1881 days ago

Love the dump truck. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase