dad's throw back toy tank

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Project by jacob34 posted 04-10-2012 11:35 PM 1384 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So let me set this one up my father after seeing a couple of my projects and hearing a hair brained plan to make a scaled down tank ran by a lawnmower engine decided he wanted a toy tank to sit on a shelf in his house. I assumed that he wanted one that looked realistic and involved, I was informed Sunday that no he wanted a throw back toy like when he was a kid, after sketching out his idea I today put this together.

As with many of my projects the body, turret (which moves), and tracks are all 3/4 pine. The tracks have a slit cut in them where I put wheel in with a dowel. stained it green after a sad attempt at making a star with the ol dremmel. The wheels are just a dowel cut a 1/16 thick.

Dad wanted it stained I honestly think I liked it more simple and a natural wood color.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 04-11-2012 02:06 AM

That’s pretty cool, nice job.

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

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#2 posted 04-12-2012 01:47 PM

I want one too! What a fun project, I’m sure.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 04-12-2012 02:27 PM

Way back yonder boys could figure out how to have fun with the simplest things. In a way I think they have a harder time doing that nowadays. Nice to know that your father still has part of his boyhood still in him. I know that I’ve never completely grown up myself.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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