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1930's Tow Truck

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Project by darkmyble posted 08-17-2017 05:07 PM 845 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this was a re-build.. I had done this version before and stained it.. it was okay but I wasn’t totally happy with it so I decided to do it again, but this time add a few more highlights and give it a more refined look. This now completes the static rear set. This was a challenging build not only because of the small highlight parts but more so on how to make them safely and effectively. This is what I love about woodworking, and with patience, determination and a little know how its amazing what we can achieve. I really like this truck.. its my favourite. I hope you like it too :)

-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 08-17-2017 05:35 PM

very nice project. Always enjoy seeing the toys.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 08-17-2017 05:53 PM

Nice toy. I like tow-trucks, have made several. usually a 30’s -40’s or early 50’s style.

Note my avatar, that is a 6 foot long version of a 50’s tow truck. Yes the winch works too.
It is actually a toy box with storage around the winch, under the”no hood” and even under the seat too. It sets on a base; but is movable on the wheels too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 08-17-2017 07:29 PM

This is a great looking tow truck! They don’t make them like they used to now do they? Oh Wait! ... yes they do…. you just made this one! Love all the fine detail! Nice work!

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

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darkmyble

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#4 posted 08-17-2017 07:55 PM



very nice project. Always enjoy seeing the toys.

- bushmaster

Thank you.. more to come :)

-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again

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darkmyble

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#5 posted 08-17-2017 07:57 PM



Nice toy. I like tow-trucks, have made several. usually a 30 s -40 s or early 50 s style.

Note my avatar, that is a 6 foot long version of a 50 s tow truck. Yes the winch works too.
It is actually a toy box with storage around the winch, under the”no hood” and even under the seat too. It sets on a base; but is movable on the wheels too.

- ralbuck

I love these toys.. theyre solid.. not flimsy plastic.. and will last a lifetime I’m sure.
Your avatar is spectacular..

Thank you for your kind words.. means a lot

-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again

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darkmyble

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#6 posted 08-17-2017 07:58 PM



This is a great looking tow truck! They don t make them like they used to now do they? Oh Wait! ... yes they do…. you just made this one! Love all the fine detail! Nice work!

- woodshaver Tony C

Thank you.. I enjoy making them.. its a pleasure for sure. :)

-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 08-17-2017 10:59 PM

very nice tow truck …. GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#8 posted 08-18-2017 12:57 AM

Very well done!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 08-18-2017 10:45 AM

Looking good man

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 08-18-2017 04:09 PM

This is a great model tow truck. It has lots of nice details and craftsmanship.

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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