|Project by moshel||posted 05-26-2011 12:35 PM||1108 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
i have ALMOST finished sorting out my shop. I have heating, most of the junk is off the floor, most of the timber is on racks. to celebrate my ability to move around the shop again, i made this little truck for my 4yo son.
its made from offcuts left by the builders mostly (some cedar and pine) and some oak offcuts from recycled pallet support that a friend game me (Americans are weird – using premium oak to support lawnmowers???? its 5×3” beam, over 3m long!).
the tilt dump is made like a box (was experiment for a bigger box i made for this friend that I will post in a few days). the wheels were made using hole saw from oak. the “axles” were the most complex things, as you can’t get here readymade axle pegs and i don’t have a lathe anymore (and even if I had one, its a bit complex making them consistent). what I did was to cut plugs with a plug cutter and drill a hole in them and glue a dowel to create a peg. a bit tiresome but not too bad. I actually made it the other way around (drilled holes and cut them out) but i think i’ll try it the other way around next time.
all in all, fun fun fun
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