T&J #66, Kenworth Tractor

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Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 01-11-2012 03:06 AM 1918 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well 2011 was pretty much non-existent as far as shop time is concerned. I took a new job in March which prompted the packing and moving of the household. We finally got into the new house in mid-November and I spent December getting the shop set up and running again. Here is one of the first projects to come out of the new shop. Toys and Joys #66. I still have the low-boy trailer to make along with some construction equipment.

Not sure what the woods are (except the maple) since they came out of the scrap bin that I acquired from an estate sale. It is still unfinished so will have to wait til the trailer is done to see the final truck, or I might just leave it unfinished.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#1 posted 01-11-2012 03:31 AM

That’s a super looking KW very nice work.

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#2 posted 01-11-2012 05:52 AM

That is very cool, how long did it take? I’d like to do something like that but not sure I have the patience :)

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#3 posted 01-11-2012 06:11 AM

Looks Great!

-- Ryan

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#4 posted 01-11-2012 06:59 AM

Great job, they are great plans i have built many of them. Outstanding job.

-- Ray

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#5 posted 01-11-2012 12:39 PM

Very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 01-11-2012 01:57 PM

Great lookin’ truck. Can’t wait to see the low boy.

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#7 posted 01-11-2012 02:36 PM

Thanks all. Not sure how long it took since I work on a couple different projects at once and I have been working on this one since before xmas. Sometimes it sat for days while I waited for inspiration or motivation to work on it again. Plus as you can see the gas tank is not the original dowel that came with the parts kit, so that wasted a couple days because I did try and cut and re-glue the original dowel with the walnut stripes, but it failed to re-align so I had to make an entirely new piece to turn from scratch. That kind of thing happened a few times. So I would say there is about 3-4 weeks of time there, but only about 8-10 hours of actual work.

The lattice crane has caught my eye for a future project and I know someone on here said it was a solid 38 hours of work, so that one might take me a year to complete :)

I also think I am going to start doing some of them out of cheap pine so they are paint-able.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#8 posted 01-11-2012 07:07 PM

Very nice job! I really like the light/dark wood accents. It’s stands out well!

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#9 posted 03-04-2013 04:35 AM

G’Day Rich, You might of had some time off and out of the shed BUT wow you’ve certainly come back strong with a beaut truck which looks tops. Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

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

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