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Project by toymaker posted 01-04-2008 07:49 PM 3577 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every onece and a while i like to take a board out of the scrap bin and see what happens. This is what happened when i grabbed a 2×4 and a couple of pieces of left over walnut pieces and some dowel. I ended up with nice logging truck and trailer and a lowbed to go with it. if anyone if following what i do for projects they might have figured out that I like trucks and equipment.





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 01-04-2008 08:02 PM

oh yes.. let’s just see what happens, and voila – tere sits a big 18-wheeler, with a load of logs!!!
Awesome
(I’d love to see a video of you at work—right from the “hmm what are you going to be, little piece of wood”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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GregS

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#2 posted 01-04-2008 08:09 PM

Great looking project. Some of my favorite projects have been toys for my grandchildren, begun with no more plans than a pencil sketch on a block of scrap wood.

-- GregS, Snohomish, WA ~ Some of life's greatest lessons I learned at my mother's knee; the rest I learned at other joints.

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rikkor

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#3 posted 01-04-2008 08:27 PM

As I commented on another thread, I have a hard time with the concept of “scrap” when something that nice results.

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TreeBones

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#4 posted 01-04-2008 08:34 PM

More great work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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bigpops0259

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#5 posted 01-05-2008 05:12 PM

Very nice.

-- Marty Ohio

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#6 posted 01-06-2008 10:16 AM

Good looking truck. Did you use the remote control crane for parts corralling?

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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Copperjock

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#7 posted 01-06-2008 10:34 AM

That looks really fun. Nice job on the toy. I can sense the “warm-fuzzies” when the kids play with your creation.

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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mrtrim

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#8 posted 01-07-2008 01:16 AM

ok so what are you making with the load of logs you got with it ?? lol you do some awsome toys my friend

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Karson

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#9 posted 01-07-2008 05:47 AM

Great toys. I was confused. I had to look at the pictures a couple of times. The third truck is different from the first two. I was looking for the log hooks on the empty trailer.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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GaryK

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#10 posted 01-07-2008 09:11 AM

Very cool! Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 01-14-2008 04:48 PM

Nice.

-- Jiri

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toymaker

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#12 posted 01-17-2008 07:14 AM

i gave this truck and trailers away to a very nice and diserving two year old last Friday and he just loved it.

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