|Project by romansfivefive||posted 01-31-2008 09:06 PM||3541 views||7 times favorited||20 comments|
A friend of mine is a huge delta tools fan so I did some research and made him this truck. It is based on blueprints I found on line for 1930’s Model AA stake truck. I then found out what the delta logo looked like on thier pachaging from 1930 and decided to make it look like a delivery truck for that company. Eventually I am going to make a shipping crate to go on the rack that is big enough to hold his business cards.
This was made out of one 2×4x8 spruce on sale for 1.99 at the hardware store. I cut it into planks and used it to build the truck. It was enough wood to make the truck 24×8x8 with 3.5 inch wheels. Once the wood was cut, it did all kinds of funny things, there were tons of splits and warps as it dried out. I am not sure I will choose that building material for such detailed work again. I spent a lot of time repairing cracks.
The hardest part for me was makeing the dowels and wheels round. I don’t have a lathe so I had to cut it out with a band saw and use a drill press and sand paper to round the corners. Every single piece on this truck (axles, exhaust, tires, lights, fenders, rack, leaf springs, rad) came from that 2×4. There wasn’t alot of wood left over, but there was a pile of sawdust. I wasn’t sure if using purchased dowels for axels would have disqualified me from the contest, so I decided to make them as round as I could.
I am pretty new at this, and I am eager to find out what you think. There is so much amazing work on this site that I feel somewhat sheepish about entering my second try at a toy truck. I am quite pleased with the result and hope to hear from you.
-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.