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Project by souichiro posted 1589 days ago 1650 views 18 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my take on a great plan that can be found on CherryTree. (http://www.cherrytreetoys.com/CarHaulerPlan_P3210.cfm).

This one is for our kids, but we’re already working on a few more sets for gifts. I loved the idea of a puzzle truck, but admit that this part doesn’t really work all too well. It’s still a cute idea, and I think that the trade off of car shape for slightly more interlocking cars was worth it. They are much more “playable” in my opinion. Anyway, I can’t wait to make more….. this toy making is soooooo fun!

-- Dale, Oregon





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bigbuddha

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#1 posted 1589 days ago

looks like fun!! what is the age range for this toy? I think I will go make one for my daughter!

-- helen

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1589 days ago

a very very funny car hauler
and a smart way of doing it
congrat´s dad I´ll bett they
will love you for it and abuse
it in the future becourse
it´s build to last
maybee dobble the with
would make it more stable

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glory

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#3 posted 1589 days ago

Very funtional, maybe for stability either a peg system or interlocking dados? The color sheme works great. thanks for the link.

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Jason

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#4 posted 1588 days ago

I love it. I’m going to have to make about a half dozen!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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Blake

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#5 posted 1588 days ago

What a great toy! I like yours WAY better too.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 1588 days ago

Great looking toy. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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souichiro

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#7 posted 1588 days ago

wow, thanks for all of the kind words everyone! :)

@bigbuddha—Well, I made it for our kids ages 3-6, but even our 8 year old loves it. Our nephews were over playing with it today also, and I’d have to say that it’s great for the 1-5 ages. I’d love to see what you come up with!
@glory—dados would probably be the most stable I bet. That bottom car holds on really well just with the wheels overlapping. I really like the idea of pegs, maybe the top cars could be changed into something like an ambulance and a police car. With the light bar being a peg, and holes in the trailer.

Anyway, thanks again for all of the feedback everyone!

-- Dale, Oregon

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donjoe

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#8 posted 1588 days ago

Cute and clever at the same time.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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souichiro

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#9 posted 1570 days ago

Update: finished another one of these guys for my nephew. And trying to learn how to update a project with a picture :).

This time I used all 1/4” dowels for axels instead of screws. It’s a lot more stable and easier to keep aligned properly. I’m learning :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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Abbott

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#10 posted 1570 days ago

I was chuckling after I clicked the link that said “Car Hauler” my wife looked over to see what I was about and she said aloud “OHHH how cute!” I like it :)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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KOVA

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#11 posted 694 days ago

DALE:
ERES EL MEJOR DISEÑADOR DE JUGUETES DE MADERA Y ME ALEGRO DE SER TU AMIGO ;-))))))))

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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