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Project by DonW posted 1428 days ago 2140 views 15 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, I want to give credit where credit is due. The pattern for this project came from Steve Good. Steve produces a blog for scrollers and offers a ton of free patterns. If you haven’t yet checked out his blog I would encourage you to do so at http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com/.

Some of you may remember the crayon dogs I posted last month. Well this is the second such project that I have made this year for two different charities that I support. There is a local organization called Christmas Toy Shop that provides toys for under priviliged children and a second organization that provides toys to children in the hospital with cancer.

A quick note about the production. Steve’s pattern is designed to be cut from a standard 2×4. I found if you lay the pattern out right, you can get about two trucks per linear foot of lumber. So I got 10 truck bodies out a 5 foot 2×4! I also found that when I drilled for a through axel, I could slip a dowel through the axel holes and by holding the dowels I could stain all side of the truck at one time. Proped up on two running 2×4 held them up off of the table to dry. When it came time to spray on a finish you can spray the top then flip them over and spray the bottom. What a time saver.

Let me know what you think.

Don

-- DonsWoodworking@tampabay.rr.com





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BrentPAC

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#1 posted 1428 days ago

Great trucks!....I hadn’t thought about using them for crayons. I have made some close to those to give away to kids that come in my office, but the crayon idea is cool.

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Ryanf

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#2 posted 1428 days ago

That is a great idea and amazing that you do that for a local organization. That is just good Karma that will come back to you in no other way then good.

Also I have been to Steve Good’s website and he is a very helpful guy with some really cool ideas.
Ryan

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Ryanf

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#3 posted 1428 days ago

That is a great idea and amazing that you do that for a local organization. That is just good Karma that will come back to you in no other way then good.

Also I have been to Steve Good’s website and he is a very helpful guy with some really cool ideas.
Ryan

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 1428 days ago

Hey Steve,
Cool collection of trucks…great idea.

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 1428 days ago

Good looking trucks and very informative on some of the steps used. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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deeman

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#6 posted 1428 days ago

Great trucks for a great cause

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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rimfire7891

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#7 posted 1428 days ago

Hi Don,

Great idea and execution I’ll be stealing that idea for our club Christmas toy making get together. We give them to the local Christmas Bureau.
Thanks for posting jb

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.

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docholladay

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#8 posted 1428 days ago

Very cool. Henry Ford himself would be impressed by your little assembly line system you have there. I think that I will make something like that for the Sunday School at my church.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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nmkidd

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#9 posted 1428 days ago

What a novel idea!!!...........any child would be ecstatic to receive one of these nifty trucks!

Great job….keep up the good work for the kids!!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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John Gray

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#10 posted 1428 days ago

Excellent!!!!! Now I have ideas for 2 Christmas presents, thanks for the post.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Steve Good

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#11 posted 1427 days ago

Nice job Don. I’m sure the kids will appreciate your kindness.

-- Steve Good, http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com

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Broglea

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#12 posted 1427 days ago

My wife is a pre-school teacher. What a great idea. Thanks Steve and Don.

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closetguy

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#13 posted 1427 days ago

I like your assembly line. Henry Ford would be proud.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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Vicki

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#14 posted 1427 days ago

I love Steve’s site and I love how you handled the project and how your trucks turned out.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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jerrells

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#15 posted 1361 days ago

Don and ALL – did you create this using a scroll saw (totally). I have found that it does not seem to be the best tool for the job, however it could be a case of lack of expertise.

Thanks

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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