|Project by Kevin May||posted 01-24-2012 04:55 AM||1963 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
I thought I would ‘get in the game’ with some Toy Trucks. I enjoyed this project because it fit my talents, my mood, my budget and resulted in a usable item. I liked the 1:30 scale for the trucks for multiple reasons, the width of a truck at that scale is close enough to 3-1/2” I can use scrape 2×4’s for most everything, 1-1/2” diameter wheels work out fairly accurate to scale, the toys are of a unsubstantial size that child can enjoy playing with, and it fits my tools (a 9” band saw with 3-1/2” maximum cutting throat).
I did spend a bit on the wheels and dowels for axles, but all other stock was from the scrap bins.
-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!" www.kevinmaywoodworks.com