Made from Scratch Using Scrap Wood

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Project by thelt posted 12-09-2015 01:11 PM 1294 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project my Grandson completed using scrap wood, while his dad and I built a new work counter in his shop. It’s his version of a log truck, that is commonly found on the road in this area. He does not have a lot of woodworking experience but he’s getting there. This was a project he worked out from his head without any plans. The only drawings were some he did on a board (in the background of Picture #3). Kudos on a job well done, Donnie!

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#1 posted 12-09-2015 01:15 PM

That is excellent work. Good use of scraps.

-- father son woodworks

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#2 posted 12-09-2015 01:17 PM

Nice job

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 01:27 PM

Looking good.

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

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#4 posted 12-09-2015 02:20 PM

That is really neat and he’ll love playing with it knowing he had a hand in building it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-09-2015 03:19 PM

Wow that turned out really great!!!
I love to build toys and that truck is just out standing for a first try.

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

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#6 posted 12-09-2015 03:39 PM

Great looking truck super work.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-09-2015 05:33 PM

Yep, those trucks are going past my house several times a day !

Limited knowledge of woodworking and NO PLANS? WOW! Sign him up!!

Cool logging truck!

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#8 posted 12-09-2015 05:43 PM

Awesome truck he made. I would never tell he hasn’t got experience. He is very skilled woodworker.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-09-2015 09:50 PM

Looks good to me too! I hope you have issued a roadworthy ticket!

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 12-09-2015 11:12 PM

Love it, great work Bud.

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

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#11 posted 12-10-2015 02:55 AM

I think he did a awesome job. He deserves an at boy and a A+

-- Thom CT.

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#12 posted 12-10-2015 12:22 PM

Very nice. There is a guy in my gallery that makes things very similar. He sells a ton of them.
You’ve done a great job Donnie!

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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