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Project by htl posted 07-08-2016 06:39 PM 1556 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got er done in the heat of my shop.
The truck is done almost entirely of oak from a bed that I had built years ago but was no longer needed.
The main reason I built it was to make the mud tires got where I love to try building the different types of tires, I have no need for a tractor but the back tires look interesting so don’t be surprised when one shows up. lol
Here is the blog for the build. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/88290

Being just a square box thought this would be a breeze but the front end had some interesting twists that you needed to keep an eye on.

I deviated from the plans and made it into a pickup truck just for a change and really like this part of the build.
Got back into slat mod and cut grooves in all the pickup box parts to give it a different look.
Kind a has that plastic bed liner look to it.

I’ve read that the Hummer has a pretty rough ride so gave everybody a seat cushion and the driver a back rest.
Ducky said I should have given everyone a back cushion but just made enough for the seats and had just enough for one back rest so the driver won.

I love the bush guard and changed the grill so it had some depth to it, there’s about 3/8 space behind the grill and the headlight.

Look back at the interior of the truck it’s finished in natural Danish oil now look at the rest of the truck it’s done in the walnut or dark Danish oil see how the oak grain really pops with the stain they added to the oil, really sets the oak off.

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





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bruce317

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#1 posted 07-08-2016 07:47 PM

Bruce,
Another excellent build, that you made your own. With off the plan changes.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 07-08-2016 07:49 PM

Love how the roof rack and the grille came out. Nice job !

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Redoak49

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#3 posted 07-08-2016 08:43 PM

Really great…love the brush guard

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Northwest29

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#4 posted 07-08-2016 09:42 PM

You did a super job all the way around, but especially the front end. Where is the whip antenna? (-;

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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crowie

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#5 posted 07-08-2016 10:37 PM

Most excellent Bruce, You done a very fine job on this project…
The blog is also excellent with all the processes detailed so well, top job sir!!!

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

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Mean_Dean

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#6 posted 07-09-2016 12:29 AM

Great looking Hummer! I like the front grill, and especially the tires—looks like pretty detailed carvings you did!

-- Dean

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 07-09-2016 01:13 AM

Mind if we use a photo of this in the new issue of Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal? We will link the photo directly to this page and credit it to you, either by name or by your Lumberjocks handle. Let me know ASAP! Thanks!

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bushmaster

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#8 posted 07-09-2016 01:38 AM

No improve mrntd needed. Just plain perfect Well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 07-09-2016 01:53 AM

Another great build… the left front tyre in pic #1 really pops... the tread (amongst other truck features) is something to be proud of and is a really unique creation.

For a ”civilian” vehicle, the grain pattern of the timber is a great substitute for the military ”can’t see me paint” and should let you sneak home late at night without being detected.

We must have a quote….


... everyone a back cushion but just made enough for the seats and had just enough for one back rest so the driver won...

- htl


In my household the missus always gets the cushions and seeing as how she does’t drive, the driver’s seat would be the first looser....

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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oldrivers

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#10 posted 07-09-2016 03:09 AM

Congratulations on a work of Excellence; you nailed it.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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johnstoneb

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#11 posted 07-09-2016 03:53 AM

Outstanding. It looks real good.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 07-09-2016 11:28 AM

This is truly a spectacular miniature with a lot of wonderful details. You have done an amazing job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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diggerdelaney

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#13 posted 07-09-2016 12:15 PM

Great build Bruce, I enjoyed following the build as.

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

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Dutchy

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#14 posted 07-09-2016 02:39 PM

Enjoyable. Very nice Bruce. I enjoyed also the blog entrys. THANKS.

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

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#15 posted 07-09-2016 05:12 PM

Nice civilian variation, ususally we can see mostly military versions.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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