Toy Truck

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Project by anthm27 posted 04-26-2018 05:43 AM 373 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Toy Truck for my nephew Liam in the Philippines,

For the body of the truck I laminated some pre router shaped inch pieces together.

It was difficult to get the wheels round, at first, I used dowel for the wheels but they lost their round shape when I cut them to length, too much end grain type of thing. So ,,,, I took two and drilled a new set with a hole saw and sanded them up which worked a lot better. The axles are 1/4 threaded rod lock nuts and glued little hubs on each end.

The trucks tray sits on a piece of dowel which makes it removable.

Finished off again with Ronseal decking oil to make it nice and durable, hopefully Baby Liam enjoys it and hopefully it lasts for years.

This project was inspired by Steliart wooden truck seen here

Thanks for viewing

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#1 posted 04-26-2018 05:50 AM

Id never done axles before and soon worked out that they would have to be drilled through the chassis acculturatly, And from each side of the chassis so the holes meet in the middle all the time being sure not to run the drill through to the other side.

The theory being I needed to start holes either side and let them meet in the middle.
I don,t have a drill press so I made up these little jigs to get the drill bit , flat and square.

Thanks again for reading

Kind Regards

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#2 posted 04-26-2018 09:48 AM

Anthony, your truck turned out really nice, it will surely be a go to toy when he’s ready to haul things around the house.
Like your drill press, determination trumps lack of tools every time.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 04-26-2018 12:13 PM

This is a really nice toy. Some of the other ones I have seen (and in fact made myself) are way too delicate for kids, especially younger ones, to play with. Yours surely looks sturdy and should provide lots of fun for lots of years

-- Retired and lovin it

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#4 posted 04-26-2018 02:36 PM

looks to me like a very sturdy toy truck for a boy ….i also like the jig built for drilling straight in …..GREAT JOB ON BOTH :<))


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#5 posted 04-26-2018 03:50 PM

AS a toymaker; I can comment!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 04-26-2018 08:26 PM

Cute project and Heavy Duty Too!!!
If there’s a will there’s a way to get it done, like the jig a lot!!!

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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#7 posted 04-26-2018 11:42 PM

Thanks for all the comments, Yes I wanted it strong so it will last, running the 1/4 threaded rod right through the chassis helped. I,m confident the small kids could stand on it and it not break.

Thanks again for the comments.

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#8 posted 04-28-2018 04:45 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Also! Thanks for Posting!

Regards: Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#9 posted 04-28-2018 06:32 PM

You have done a wonderful job on this toy truck

Wood toys are wonderful and each one is so different form the next

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 05-02-2018 11:36 PM

Thanks all for the comments,
Kind Regards

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