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Toy Trucks, 1:30 scale, 1st attempt

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Project by Kevin May posted 948 days ago 1669 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 948 days ago

Wow that’s an amazing group of trucks great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 948 days ago

Soft, suggestive, warm looking with many great details. A tour de force. Never saw 2×4’s looking so good. Love the knuckle hinge and the lifts on those dump trucks.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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wolflrv

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#3 posted 947 days ago

Outstanding job!! Those toys have true “playability”!

-- Handcrafted toys, models & gifts at -- http://www.wolfwoodworks.com

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mauibob

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#4 posted 947 days ago

Cool! Would have loved to have those as a young boy! Need some straight twigs for that lumber carrier!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 947 days ago

Say! You’re building quite a collection. They look really nice, too. Congratulations.

helluvawreck

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-- 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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MichaelAgate

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#6 posted 947 days ago

Aww They are great!!

-- Michael and Matthew

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marter1229

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#7 posted 947 days ago

Fine looking toys.
I am also making a truck, and am stuck on should I paint the wheels, or leave natural.
Thanks for sharing.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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vakman

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#8 posted 947 days ago

That’s a sharp looking fleet. I like the level of realism you chose to go too…a suitable resolution, in other words.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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terry603

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#9 posted 947 days ago

love them. you use a plan or just build as you go?

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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exelectrician

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#10 posted 947 days ago

Great attention to detail, also I really like the wood hinge for the crawler low bed.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Raymond

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#11 posted 947 days ago

Great job. Your hooked on toy building now.

-- Ray

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petesox

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#12 posted 915 days ago

These look fantastic! Any chance you could tell us where you got the plans or are you willing to share if self made? I’ve recently begun making wood toys with my daughters and this would be a great one!

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crowie

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#13 posted 551 days ago

Very well done Kevin, That’s one beaut fleet of trucks, the whole construction crew is covered.
You should be very proud of the workmanship in completing such a fine group.
The kids will be lining up to play with them.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

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

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crowie

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#14 posted 551 days ago

Opps…I’ve doubled up on the post
Very well done Kevin, That’s one beaut fleet of trucks, the whole construction crew is covered.
You should be very proud of the workmanship in completing such a fine group.
The kids will be lining up to play with them.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

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

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