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Project by Dykie posted 07-21-2017 03:55 PM 1277 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As promised, someone asked to see my first attempt at model building. This was a learning curve for me in wood working. Loved every minute of it. Also various hard woods used with the main parts cut from an old cheese board.





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-21-2017 03:59 PM

loving this cute dump ? truck windshield looks neat …..GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#2 posted 07-21-2017 04:07 PM

GR8 I was thinking the same thing, WAY CUTE and love the windshield something we haven’t seen much around here.

And where have I seen that tilting bed before. LOL

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#3 posted 07-21-2017 05:46 PM

What htl said. Good job.

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

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#4 posted 07-21-2017 05:56 PM

Another nice truck this can become very addictive making models and toys and a very good way to use some of the little scraps of wood from other projects

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

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#5 posted 07-21-2017 05:59 PM

Is anyone else humming the theme song to the Waltons?

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 07-21-2017 11:00 PM

Ok.. I was Matt…LOL! I love these older wooden truck models. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 07-22-2017 08:59 AM

Far from shabby for your 1st venture Dykie! Well done.

However, that hairy tussock in the background of pickie #3 could have used a serving or two of tung oil.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dykie

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#8 posted 07-22-2017 10:30 AM

Thanks guys, much appreciated. By the way, for the windscreens I simply used some of my old photographic slides, the protective glass is very thin. A slitting saw did the grooves.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 07-22-2017 12:27 PM

You did a great job on this truck. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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

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

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#10 posted 07-22-2017 01:42 PM

very Looks model. Looks like you designed it yourself. they make the best models as they come from the heart.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 07-22-2017 06:00 PM

Good looking truck

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 07-22-2017 08:50 PM

Great looking vintage truck—I love all the details you included!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#13 posted 07-22-2017 09:10 PM

I can see why you “loved every minute of it”

I would have to give you a A++ for effort!!

On a safety point keep it away from little fingers or swap the glass out for perspex.

Oh dont forget to thank Thing for helping you with the photo staging.

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 07-23-2017 02:21 AM

Good design and execution.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 07-23-2017 04:45 AM

Terrific little truck well done.

-- Peter New Zealand

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