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I won a Christmas Toy Pallet Challenge

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Project by crowie posted 03-18-2016 05:06 AM 978 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I won a Christmas Toy Pallet Challenge…

It was all a bit rushed with only 2 weeks notice and I had to ask my neighbour to find me a pallet.

Then what to build?

I’d been playing around with making “lug wheels” for a Monster Truck with a new set of dado blades I’d bought, so when the pallet arrived that’s what was made.

Now with on 2 weeks I had to find a simple build to get it done and in on time!!

It is so hard to do what you’d like to do with a cheap timber pallet that has a mixture of fairly much rubbish hardwood & softwood…

The truck is 9.5” long 5.5” wide 6.5” high with 3-4 coats of matt clear polyurethane….

AND SURPRIZE SURPRIZE I actually won the challenge…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 03-18-2016 05:22 AM

Congratulations Crowie, nice to win a challenge. Looks like a very sturdy vehicle for kids to play with. Well done.
Amazing at the timber that can be found in pallets. Nice lot of projects on your pages.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#2 posted 03-18-2016 05:30 AM

OK very good so congratulations are in order !!

Now as for a supply of pallets next time I drive through Falconbridge I will drop a load off, just let me know your address. I need to do some research into the wheel process you use its very impressive, and should be able to be modified for the bar tread pattern used on military vehicles.

Hey check out my work on a wedding present my son wanted, being an ex Navy man you may appreciate it!!

Come to think of it where did you work I was at the Zetland complex with Armament Engineering for many years then relocated to the Remington Building, its possibly been knocked down too!

-- Regards Robert

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johnhutchinson

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#3 posted 03-18-2016 05:35 AM

Awesome truck !!! Does it do wheelies?
Now make some little cars for the Monster to crush.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#4 posted 03-18-2016 07:15 AM

To make this in two weeks out of a pallet is TOP sport. Well done Crowie.

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

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#5 posted 03-18-2016 10:32 AM

I love this truck!

-- Rev 22:21

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#6 posted 03-18-2016 11:59 AM

that looks COOL

-- Bruce, Thunder Bay , Ontario, Canada

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#7 posted 03-18-2016 12:41 PM

Very nice work, working with scrap can be a challenge, but it is also fun.

-- Chris K

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#8 posted 03-18-2016 02:01 PM

Real nice Crowie I don’t accomplish much in two weeks!
and you won!
Dee

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#9 posted 03-18-2016 02:15 PM

Congrats on the win! Nice job, I bet ANY KID would love to play with this.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 03-18-2016 04:49 PM

Well done Peter great little truck a worthy winner

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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#11 posted 03-18-2016 05:05 PM

Nice use of dowels for lights. Pretty cool

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#12 posted 03-18-2016 10:02 PM

Thank you one and all for the encouragement…
Yes it does seem to do wheelies as my grandsons drive it down the hallway….
I’ve had a request from my wife to make similar for fund raisers for the local community boys&girls club….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 03-18-2016 10:39 PM

Good work Peter…...That Pallet timber is very handy. Your Grand Kids will love the Monster Truck. You did a good job on the wheels too, they look quite authentic.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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htl

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#14 posted 03-19-2016 01:12 AM

Nice job!!!
This kind of toy leaves it to the child’s imagination to make it real and all the elements are there for one loud truck.

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

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#15 posted 03-19-2016 02:02 AM

pretty wild looking hot rod. Had to plug my ears looking at it with those four short exhaust pipes.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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