Mater - Toy Tow Truck

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Project by Ick posted 12-05-2016 04:03 PM 2526 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my grandson’s favorite movies is ’Cars’, which has a tow truck named ’Mater in it (voice by Larry the Cable Guy). Saw this plan and decided this was the 2016 Christmas present for my grandson.

Plan is from Meisel Hardware Specialties

They also have a hardware kit that can be purchased that includes: wheels, axle pins, headlights / taillights, and shoestring.

Plan has full size images for all parts; but it folds out to about 4’ X 4’, which I found clumsy working with in the shop.

Hardware kit is probably overpriced, and could’ve made the parts myself; but didn’t have/take the time.

Made it from cherry and maple.

Very sturdy toy, should be able to withstand hours and use, without any consequences (to it, anyway).

-- Craig, Oklahoma

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#1 posted 12-05-2016 04:11 PM

Way cute and heavy duty for sure.
You may be surprised by what that wrecker gets to pull.

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

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#2 posted 12-05-2016 05:48 PM

I do like it. Nice job.

Be careful using the Title “mater” if you build any to sell “dizzy” is predatory.

Ralbuck’s avatar is “TaNader” a cousin to “Mater”. It is a toy box over 6 feet lomg.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 12-05-2016 06:17 PM

This is a great little toy truck and the kids will love it. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 12-06-2016 01:54 AM

Wonderful looking Mater, thank you for showing us this piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 12-06-2016 03:09 AM

Nicely done. Nothing better than a hand made toy for the grand kids.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 12-06-2016 06:28 AM

Awesome truck, details and contrasting wood. Nothing I like more than wooden vehicles.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-07-2016 10:45 AM

Now that is one super truck granddad, you’ll be asked to now make the rest of the crew….

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

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