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Project by anthm27 posted 04-26-2018 05:43 AM 739 views 2 times favorited 15 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
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/319529

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anthm27

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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
Anthony

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recycle1943

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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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americancanuck

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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 :<))

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

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ralbuck

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

AS a toymaker; I can comment!
GREAT JOB!

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

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htl

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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!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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anthm27

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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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Rick S...

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

Very Nice & Well Done Also! Thanks for Posting!

Regards: Rick

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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NormG

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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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anthm27

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

Thanks all for the comments,
Kind Regards

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steliart

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#11 posted 06-01-2018 02:58 PM

What an excellent job you did on this one my friend, and as we all so do I get inspired by other fellow woodworkers… keep it up :) !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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anthm27

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#12 posted 06-03-2018 12:36 AM



What an excellent job you did on this one my friend, and as we all so do I get inspired by other fellow woodworkers… keep it up :) !!!

- steliart

Thank you Steli for the Kind Words and for the inspiration.
Kind Regards
Anthony

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anthm27

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#13 posted 10-26-2018 11:05 PM

Ok so the toy truck has made its way to its rightful owner in the phillipines, 1 year old nephew Liam.

Below is a few pics of him and the truck, reports are that his father Reymond is also enjoying playtime more now.

Liam now gets to play with his chicks and his truck. Apparently he even sleeps with it.

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#14 posted 10-27-2018 09:51 PM

Well done Anthony,
Got to love a hand made wooden toy truck that’s simply strong and ready for hours of fun and place;
top marks sir….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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anthm27

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#15 posted 10-27-2018 10:02 PM



Well done Anthony,
Got to love a hand made wooden toy truck that s simply strong and ready for hours of fun and place;
top marks sir….

- crowie

Thanks Crowe truly appreciate the comment and that someone caught my yesterday’s post.
Thank you

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