Wooden Dump Truck

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Project by smitty22 posted 11-16-2015 03:21 AM 1017 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a long tedious urn build, I needed something relaxing! Discovered the Wood Magazine series of construction toy kits and have a couple of very young nephews that maybe could use one of these, thus the ‘Dump Truck’ build.
Only took a few days and consumed a little maple and walnut, finished with 3 coats of Deft lacquer.

-- Smitty

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#1 posted 11-16-2015 12:42 PM

This will amke the nephews glad. Well done. Keep on going.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#2 posted 11-16-2015 01:34 PM

Nice looking dump truck. The wood magazine series of construction toys is great.

From photo 3 it looks like you bolted the pivot block to the frame of the truck. Why did you do it this way instead of gluing it?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 11-16-2015 02:02 PM

Very nice looking truck with the contrasting woods, will have to keep that in mind when I build one.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 11-16-2015 02:21 PM

really nice use of wood for such a good looking project. I’m sure they will love these come christmas time!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 11-16-2015 03:31 PM

Thanks all, I enjoy your comments…

Dutchy, Tooch, One more to build before Christmas!

WoodNSawdust, The bolted block is a mod to strengthen the original glued pivot block. Looked to me that with the leverage from the bed when raised, the pivot block would be highly stressed.

bushmaster, All of the Wood Magazine construction toy projects use walnut and maple for contrast. This one was built pretty much per plan.

-- Smitty

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#6 posted 11-16-2015 03:33 PM

This is a great looking miniature and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 11-16-2015 04:40 PM

Very nice fun project.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 11-16-2015 04:55 PM

Perfect toy, even for adaults! I bet kids will love it and enjoy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 11-16-2015 05:25 PM

Very nicely do!!! Been looking at their plans, may just get a set before to long.
I have no youngsters around just love to build toys, for me it’s the build and the problem solving..

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#10 posted 11-18-2015 12:23 AM

for sure “you have done yourself proud”, super nice work

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#11 posted 11-19-2015 01:54 PM

This is super cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 11-27-2015 04:29 AM

And the reward…

-- Smitty

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