|Project by Thepps||posted 08-12-2009 04:10 PM||13124 views||17 times favorited||18 comments|
Ok, I’m addicted. I have found that toy trucks are a lot of fun to build. I built these for my son, who isn’t even born yet, at least not for another week or so. Too bad he will have to grow up a bit before playing with these. I figured I have more time in the shop now rather than later after he is born, so why not. I built all of these trucks from the book ‘Tremendous Toy Trucks’. They are all built from a combination of hard maple, walnut, jatoba or bloodwood. These projects are great for using up scraps around the shop. I finished some of them with poly, others with lacquer. I found that poly turned the maple an amber color, where the lacquer did not. Poly and lacquer are both safe finishes, after they cure for about a month.
My son is two and a half now – and pretty rough with all his toys, including these. The trucks have suffered a few injuries, but nothing major – smokestacks on a couple of the trucks broke off and one of the posts on the log loader broke off. But, all fixed very easily.
He has a lot of fun playing with these and whenever somebody asks who made these, he replies ‘Dadda’!
I think he’ll get a ton of use out of these when he gets to be a few years older.
Definitely, a great project for any parent or grandparent. They are a lot of fun to build.
Low Bed Truck:
Thanks for looking.
-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL