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Easter Egg "Guessing Competition" for the local Boys & Girls Club

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Project by crowie posted 03-18-2016 05:48 AM 818 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An old Dodge Farm Truck for Easter Egg “Guessing Competition” for the local community Boys & Girls Club…

My wife is head gymnastic coach, coach trainer & class programmer for our local community Boys & Girls Club and always coming up with ideas for kindygym props or fund raisers.

The club is currently saving up and fund raising for a long “Air Track”.

With Easter coming up I was asked to make a truck suitable to hold a good load of Easter Eggs for the kids to have a guessing competition.

The truck had to made a little stronger than usual as I wasn’t sure who might win it plus it had to look good to house the Easter eggs…

I found a plan in an old Australian Toymakers Annual and then proceeded to modify it to suit…
So this time it’s no quite a Peterbilt but I was told by a friend that the final results looked a lot like an old Dodge Farm Truck…

There is a mixture of Aussie hardwoods & softwoods in the truck plus a couple of pieces of timber from broken gymnastic equipment from the club..

The truck is 18” long x 6” wide and 8” high, about a 15hr build with 4-5 coats of clear gloss pressure pack acrylic….

-- 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 06:42 AM

Great looking truck Crowie, the winner of the guessing competition will certain get a ripper prize. I doubt if a farm truck would look so good though. Well done.

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

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#2 posted 03-18-2016 06:48 AM

Very Nice !! Somebody will be real pleased with their reward!

-- Regards Robert

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 03-18-2016 07:25 AM

Nice Crowie. It brought me a little smile. From a pallet making a car and from Aussie hardwoods & softwoods making a easter egg box pallet. I have seen a beautiful wooden toy vorklift truck here on LJ last week :)

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

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#4 posted 03-18-2016 01:58 PM

Very nice Crowie and for a great cause too. so how many eggs are there?

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 03-18-2016 02:30 PM

I like this line … ”My wife is head gymnastic coach, coach trainer & class programmer for our local community Boys & Girls Club and always coming up with ideas for me to do for kindygym props or fund raisers.”

I added the bold words to make it more realistic ! :-)

Nice job on the truck. No doubt who ever wins it will be thrilled !

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

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 03-18-2016 04:14 PM

NICE toy! I learned a long time ago that toys built to last WILL!

I have seen one kid standing on one of my toy cars and another pulling him down the sidewalk!
I still have that car and that was 30 years ago!

-- just rjR

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crowie

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

Thank you one and all for the encouraging comments; I look forward to seeing the smile on the winner.

The community club is volunteer based and has been servicing the children of the area for 60yrs this year…
Some long service volunteers have ended up being made Life Members which I’m sure it means you’re there for life; not really too big an issue as so many children benefit. The last 3 years the club has had over 400 children in gymnastic classes by the end of week one of the new year.

Joe, THANK YOU, she’s the idea’s person and I can mostly make it so a good team.

Dutchy, I like your thinking of a Easter egg box pallet.

Dee asked How Many Egg’s; I don’t exactly know but the guessing competition is $2 a guess or 3 guesses for $5 and it’s drawn at the end of next week just before Easter Good Friday.

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

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Cliff

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#8 posted 03-18-2016 10:31 PM

Peter, superb effort in construction of the truck. Looks great!!!! A wonderful cause too. the community Boys and Girls Club, so congratulations to you and your wife for taking part, I am sure the truck laden with Easter Eggs will be a big hit!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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#9 posted 03-19-2016 02:26 AM

Very nicely built truck and especially for a fun raiser.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 03-21-2016 12:21 AM

Very nice !!!
Whenever I make something as complicated as that, I always want to go back and count the number of parts I touched before it was done.
But I don’t.
Doing so would convince me that I never want to make it again. :-)

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

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#11 posted 03-21-2016 01:29 AM

Neat, pardon my jargon, looking truck!
The choice of woods are real nice.
I like the size, it’s large enough to do the job intended.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 06-28-2016 11:38 PM

neat truck …. I would have loved to eat them eggs

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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crowie

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#13 posted 06-29-2016 09:44 PM



neat truck …. I would have loved to eat them eggs

- GR8HUNTER

I finally met the family last weekend [the community club has over 400 kids in classes each week] and it was confirmed that the chocolate was shared far & wide BUT the truck is a prize possession….

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

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