Logging truck trailers

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Project by Duaneflower posted 02-06-2012 04:24 PM 2743 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well like it says in the GrandPa rule book, chapter 18, You have to make toys for the grand kids. And being a grandpa of twins, Blake and Dylan, I have to make things in “twos”. They have these pedal cars and what good is a pedal car without a trailer hitch and a Trailer or two. First I made them logging trailers. That went so well they decided they needed utility trailers as well (6th picture). I enjoy making this kind of stuff for the kids. That’s what grandpa’s do. Rather than buying little tires for these, I just turned the wheels on my wood lathe and attached them with lag bolts. I made these about 3 years ago and the kids still use them

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 04:36 PM

I understand where you are coming from. I have one that is 14, 3 and 16 months. So they all get different things, but they are made by Pop. You are creating great memoirs.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#2 posted 02-06-2012 04:54 PM

As a former truck driver but still in the industry, I have to appreciate the doubles. Great fun.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#3 posted 02-06-2012 05:14 PM

A fun project ,looks like the kids love em.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 11:15 PM

Let’s see, I think Chapter 19 [or is it 20] in the GrandPa handbook deals with taking the G-Kids into the shop and letting them learn about make stuff out of wood.

Love the trailers. doubles at that!

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 01:15 AM

Your a pretty cool grandpa, your grandchildren look like they enjoy them very much.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 02-07-2012 07:30 PM

Rustfever, it is in the fine print at the bottom of the page in Chapter 18, Grandsons will let Grandpa help
them make things in the shop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 02-07-2012 09:08 PM

I have checked the handbook repeatedly and CANNOT find the section where it explains in some detail about grandkid’s project DO NOT INTERFERE with Grandpa’s nap time. Could I have imagined it? I would look some more but am feeling tired, like maybe it’s time fo ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz…........

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#8 posted 02-09-2012 10:18 AM

I have the same Handbook. The wife said I could not make any more toys for the Grandsons (5 and 3) as the bedroom is full. Good Job!

-- arnies

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