A Custom Dump-Truck Model

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This is a custom Kenworth model model I made for a friend based on his truck. It was my first custom/own plan project.

-- Ryan

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#1 posted 10-30-2011 05:45 PM

Ryan that is a beauty. Your toys appear to be designed for the display shelf – not for the kiddies to play with. Beautiful piece, well done.

And – Welcome to Lumberjocks. I hope you stay active.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 10-30-2011 06:08 PM

Thanks, and yes I would have a difficult time passing this into the arms of a little kid. Most of my models go in my father’s office.

-- Ryan

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#3 posted 10-30-2011 06:17 PM

Very nice work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 10-30-2011 07:12 PM

Flawless!...I agree with Cajunpen, thats one to show off not to race around the living room floor

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#5 posted 10-30-2011 07:55 PM

That piece is very nice. No doubt it will be an heirloom in his family. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 10-30-2011 10:09 PM

Wonderful looking model, nice job.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#7 posted 10-31-2011 01:29 AM

super work. looks great. How long is it, can you tell us more about it?

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#8 posted 10-31-2011 02:58 AM

Thanks. The entire truck is 4’ long and made out of maple. It was built for my dad’s friend’s birthday. The basic structure of just the truck is based of the “toys and joys” pattern, but almost all the truck is modified and custom built to be a exact replica of the real one. the wheels and axel pegs were also purchased form “toys and joys”. This that were modified were the hood, sleeper, front grill, bumper, horns dumping box, details of the cab, and the entire trailer. The truck took a month to build and the trailer took 1.5 days because it had to be finished for his birthday. Because of this time crunch, I was not able to make the railer actually dump as I planned, it wanted to do a telescoping hydraulic cylinder, But the truck box does dump. Of future truck models I would like to make opening doors, and an opening hood with a detailed engine inside, But this will come when I get more experienced.

-- Ryan

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#9 posted 10-31-2011 04:38 AM

to say the least “you did yourself proud”, super mods to the toys & Joys basic truck….thanks for sharing it is really a great looker and for sure will be kept in the family for generations to come

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#10 posted 11-01-2011 05:54 PM

Great work! This will definitely be a treasured piece. You are very talented.

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Ryan Haasen

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#11 posted 11-01-2011 10:37 PM


-- Ryan

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#12 posted 11-06-2011 04:18 AM

Great Job on this truck

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#13 posted 12-04-2011 09:10 PM

I like, great job.

-- What I can do with a piece of wood and mine or your imagination.

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#14 posted 12-25-2011 02:35 PM

Great job Ryan. By starting this young you will have a room/ shop full long before you get my age.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 03-08-2013 05:41 AM

G’Day Ryan, My goodnes me, another excellent example of your craftsmenship and you only based the tip truck on the toys&joys plan but customised, very well done. The dog looks great and only 1.5days to build. You must have a top shed full of some beaut tools & machinery to go with your talant. Again more photos to show off the detail & timber selects please. Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

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

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