Tonka Truck

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Project by lenb posted 01-04-2012 04:40 AM 2121 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When in Cuba we purchased a Wooden Tonka type truck for 2 grandsons We had another grandson after those so we didn,t plan on going to Cuba so I copeid the one I had and it turned out alright I think, i hope you also enjoy as much as i did making it.

-- Profile photo is of our big 50th celebration, What a great day that was, July 2011

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#1 posted 01-04-2012 04:45 AM

That’s so kool! Looks GREAT. The grain patterns are all perfect.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 05:06 AM

Great looking jeep Len.

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 05:49 AM

I agree with a1Jim, nice grain. Looks like tiger stripe camo. What type of wood is that.
Wonderful work!

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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#4 posted 01-04-2012 06:46 AM

That’s very cool! Great looking jeep and a very nice garage.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#5 posted 01-04-2012 03:27 PM

The truck is made out of recycled oak flooring out of my sons flooded house. The shed is pine.
A solder joint let loose in the upstairs bath and flooded the house from upstairs to the basement when they were on holidays.

-- Profile photo is of our big 50th celebration, What a great day that was, July 2011

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#6 posted 01-04-2012 04:49 PM

Very nice! I have some grandsons that would love to have one of those. thanks for the idea.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 01-04-2012 04:54 PM

That is awesome.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#8 posted 01-04-2012 05:36 PM

Love the Jeep, it looks great…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#9 posted 01-05-2012 03:04 AM

Nice job, I am sure he will love it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 01-06-2012 06:18 AM

Way Cool. A family heirloom for sure. Darn nice work.

-- -- Don from PA

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#11 posted 03-04-2013 04:45 AM

G’Day “lenb”,
I am always in awe of blokes who can make such beaut looking toys without plans, well done indeed.
Top job on the use of recycled timber, I love using old timber; it’s grain & colour are always good plus the timber is dry & true.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

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

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