First logging truck I used a pattern

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Project by Orvile Baker posted 01-18-2018 07:07 PM 1161 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first log truck I built . I paid for the pattern online, and I thought it was good, (Not real good) ,until I shipped it from Wisconsin to Oregon. I was lucky I had a good customer and he would work with me , because when he received the truck a few parts had broken off. He said he loved the truck and would just glue the parts back on. He ordered another truck, lucky for me,. I looked over the plans and found that I could change a few things. I reinforced some of the weaker joints with dowels, changed the sides of the cab to one piece, instead of the 3 part the plans showed. Te change can be seen in my 5’ log truck . That was my 5 foot truck that you have seen no my earlier post.
I know I have a lot to learn to be as good as a lot of the Jocks on this site, but I have learnt a lot of my building from my Dad , and smarter than me wood workers. I think the best things are I love what I do and I love to say thanks to all the people that help me along the way. For them that believe God bless you , and for them that do not Thank you very much.
Ok ok , I will shut up now. (well for a while.) Have a great day all.

-- Bud Baker

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#1 posted 01-18-2018 07:10 PM

Those ’’logs’’ make it pretty realistic.

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#2 posted 01-18-2018 07:27 PM

Very Nice Logging Truck Bud! Well Done!

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#3 posted 01-18-2018 07:55 PM

Very cool logs and all, and another order, great build

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#4 posted 01-18-2018 10:53 PM

As we see real ones like it all the time here; Great Job!

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#5 posted 01-18-2018 11:26 PM

Nice job, shipping these is tough. I built a log truck a few years back, fun build.

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#6 posted 01-19-2018 01:03 AM

Great job!!! and I had thought about if I sold one and had to ship how hard it would be to pack it.

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#7 posted 01-19-2018 05:08 AM

Nice timber jinker there Bud….

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#8 posted 01-19-2018 12:49 PM

Very nice! I admire the patience and skill needed to make these models.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 01-19-2018 02:55 PM

Orvile, you did a beautiful job on this model tractor trailer. You did a very nice job on this project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 01-20-2018 12:26 AM

Love it; can’t wait until I have time to make some of these.

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#11 posted 01-20-2018 10:05 AM

Nice job OB... those logs really give it great character…

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

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