|Project by DonW||posted 08-24-2010 03:18 AM||2338 views||18 times favorited||16 comments|
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.