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Project by Dan posted 05-23-2016 12:50 AM 744 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been making toy cars lately and thought the war rig from 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road would be fun. The truck and trailer are 4” tall and 23” long, alder with walnut accents. All 6 axles are 1/4” threaded rod with lock nuts epoxied on, and the trailer connection is a 1/4” brass rod. I pinned the walnut to the body with glue and some bamboo skewers using templates to transfer the hole locations.

If I were to do again I would make the trailer taller and maybe a bit longer, but I cut both pieces from a the same 24” stock so wasn’t possible this time. I’ll admit that on a perfectly flat surface not all wheels touch, but any kind of carpet and they all engage nicely.

My daughter will have to grow a bit before she can play with this, but it’s finished with mineral oil so she can try to gnaw on this all she wants.

Thanks for looking!





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#1 posted 05-23-2016 01:33 AM

That’s one way cool looking out fit and heavy duty so will last ans last.

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

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#2 posted 05-23-2016 10:08 AM

all-thread axles w/stop nuts ? cool

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 05-23-2016 10:47 AM

Nice job Dan. Looks very cool.!

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#4 posted 05-23-2016 11:35 AM

Nice design.

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#5 posted 05-23-2016 06:27 PM

Love the project to go along with an awesome movie. Great work.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#6 posted 05-24-2016 10:44 AM

I love to make things like this. Neat.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 05-24-2016 05:28 PM

You ’’nailed’’ Mad Max style definately. Outstanding wehicle, especialy those walnut additions on sides.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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