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Project by Jace McDaniel posted 01-27-2017 03:57 AM 543 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought the plan for this truck from WoodCraft and basically made a direct copy, only i threw in a little ambrosia maple in the bed of the truck just because i wanted to use up some scrap that i had and i thought it looked prettu cool. But i made this starting with rough lumber and it was a pretty cool process going from where i started with the wood to this final product. its roughly about 8” tall x 5” wide x 17” (give or take, i didn’t measure it just now that’s just my guess because I’m too lazy to get up and go look right now lol)
but most Importantly i made this project for my son and he loves it! he just turned 1 and a half so he rolls it all over the place, but i have to keep an eye on him cuz he tries to stand on it.

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#1 posted 01-27-2017 04:07 AM

I like it

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#2 posted 01-27-2017 05:38 AM

Nice job, and he’ll be wanting more of your toy projects.

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

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#3 posted 01-27-2017 12:03 PM

Great job…but the best part is seeing your son playing with it.

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#4 posted 01-27-2017 01:06 PM

Fine looking truck! Making toys for your son is priceless!

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#5 posted 01-27-2017 04:22 PM

very nice looking truck ….maybe cuz he likes a ride on …you could possibly go to T&J ’s they have some very cool ride on’s available GREAT JOB :<))

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#6 posted 01-27-2017 05:40 PM

Unloading feature is useful here. Nice truck.

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#7 posted 01-27-2017 06:47 PM

Very well done. I like the button marker lights.

Very playable—not just for the shelf!

Now you will have to do the “TaNadar” toy box like my avatar. Or some of a similar idea. I have made a 30’s style roadster and vintage firetrucks along the same idea. Happy to help if I can with ideas.

They were made without plans just winged them. The smallest of them was over 6 feet long.

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#8 posted 01-27-2017 07:34 PM

This is a very nice toy. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 04-14-2017 07:44 PM

Great truck :)

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