|Project by htl||posted 11-30-2015 08:06 PM||1043 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Back with one more toy.
I know, but their so much fun to build and a quick small project that works great for these old bones.
I had been hearing more and more about Sketchup, so down loaded the free software and started to check it out.
Jay Bates site has some great how to use it videos.
While I was searching around for sample plans for SketchUp I came across plans for a toy dump truck and figured it might be something simple to get my feet wet with.
The frame and main body are made with mahogany from a cradle I scrounged up, and the dump box is from a cabinet door[needed some 1/4”] and the raised panel was just right. Could be maple?
I should add that the whole toy is put together with dowels so it’s made to play with.
As you can see the raised panel door was bead board and I would have loved to have it showing on the out side but the wood wasn’t wide enough for the sides to go up and down so just put it to the in side.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.