grandson's truck

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Project by CaptainAhab posted 08-04-2011 02:09 AM 2368 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boy had this out today and reminded me to get some pix. 100% wood; Alder, White Oak and Bamboo. Proudest part for me is that he has had 3 months to abuse it, and there is nothing broke yet!! Tires were the most time consuming.

-- Dave

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 02:38 AM

Thats sweet .. it looks like it took some serious time and effort to create that. 3 months is a good run for a kids toy, i can remember as a kid loading up my tonka trucks with rocks, sending it down my grandparents driveway and off the stone wall. They dont make em like the used to but that one looks like it will last the test of time.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 02:41 AM

Great looking jeep, these are so much fun to do, did you do this freehand or have a drawing to go by. I did a monster truck on my projects page that I really liked doing out of an old Wood magizine. You really did a great job, and cause it is from you, your boy is taking care of it!


-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#3 posted 08-04-2011 02:43 AM

Wow that is a wonderful looking truck.

My grandson would really like one.

Great Job

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#4 posted 08-04-2011 03:00 AM

Good looking jeep. How did you do the tires?

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#5 posted 08-04-2011 04:43 AM

Wow – killer tires. How in the world did you do those?

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#6 posted 08-04-2011 05:24 AM

fantastic work on this guy!! The whole family loves it here :)

thank you for sharing!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#7 posted 08-04-2011 05:14 PM

Ask him in for a tune up. Then add a roll bar with lights. Yeah then…..well you get it.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#8 posted 08-04-2011 06:04 PM

Bradford, I did have a hard time keeping it simple!! The roll bar was on the agenda but decided it was something to break.

Hacksaw007, no plans….just started cutting and gluing! 30 yrs of off-roading has burned ‘em into my brain!

Shrub & DYankee, tire process;
hole saw cut 3/4” halves and 1/4” ply center. Forstner rimbead size an 1/8” deep. Forstner rim cavity 3/8” deep. Drill 1/2” center for axle.
Set up angle on table saw crosscut sled and blade at 1/8” deep. Mount 1/2” dowel on sled to rotate tire on. Set up rotation gauge to keep cuts equadistant. Don’t cut your finger!

-- Dave

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#9 posted 08-04-2011 10:27 PM

I thought they were rubber at first. Too cool!

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#10 posted 08-05-2011 06:40 AM

Awesome work. Totally want to build one for my son!

-- Russ

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#11 posted 08-05-2011 07:42 AM

Look just great, hope he has it for along time to come

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

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#12 posted 08-05-2011 08:52 AM

nice jeep… we have lot of that here in the Philippines….

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#13 posted 08-13-2011 07:25 PM

Awesome!! you put a lot more time into toys than I do ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 08-21-2011 09:47 PM

Too cool! It’s real? :))

-- Silviu, Romania,

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