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Toy Truck for Grandson age 2

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Project by wyeth posted 07-25-2009 04:11 AM 1501 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This toy is based on a project that I think was published in an old Fine Woodworking article but i cant give the reference. I modified it a little adding a plywood fillet to strenthen the cabin which was from a heavy block of old hardwood that had a tendency to split easily along the grain. The front bumper was also my own modification. The tip tray makes a satisfying loud noise when closing down.Is was well recieved by 2 year old Ben.

-- David Australia





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tenontim

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#1 posted 07-25-2009 04:19 AM

Nice job. I’m sure he’ll have fun with it. Load him up with these toys, before he finds out what battery operated is. My son has a box full of these that I made him, that hopefully he will pass down to his kids. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 07-25-2009 05:45 AM

It is so cute!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 07-25-2009 12:04 PM

I made one for my grandson it last a couple days and he was beging me to put it back together. My son said,” Dad, unless you can make it out of steel or plastic, forget it, he’s tuff on his toys.” So much for making toys. But that is a great looing truck. Maybe you’ll have better luck.

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

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#4 posted 07-25-2009 03:13 PM

Good looking truck, nice use of color.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#5 posted 07-25-2009 04:02 PM

Don’t forget to put your name and date on the bottom. His grandkids will appreciate it someday!

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#6 posted 07-25-2009 05:12 PM

COOL!!!!! THANKS!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#7 posted 07-25-2009 06:33 PM

Looks like fun-Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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