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Project by Jeff in Huntersville posted 04-15-2012 08:58 PM 2362 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some construction toys I’ve built recently. They are all built from Toy and Joys plans. I used leftover wood from other projects. You might see some red oak, maple and sapele with some lacewood, bubinga and others thown in for contrast. I painted the truck wheels with paint but everything else just has a few coats of polyurethane.
I’m used to building furniture so when it came to these some of the very small parts were a real challenge. When I couldn’t figure out how to make a piece without my fingers coming dangerously close to the tool, I’d take a break and think about it for a while. In the end maybe I’m learning some new skills. Now what to do with them?





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meaded

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 10:56 PM

Great work I have the same problem, love making them but what do I do with them now.

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JohnMeeley

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 11:23 PM

Great detail! Go to your Operating Engineers and Teamsters Local Chapter. You’ll sell every one of them!

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 12:25 AM

All of these tools are so cool. The wood choice for the truck is awesome. It looks like flames where painted on the hood..

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 12:35 AM

Outstanding detail and craftsmanship in each piece. I’ll bet that there is a child somewhere, perhaps in a hospital, that would love to have one of your creations. Just a thought :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 01:04 AM

Those are amazing and your attention to detail makes them perfect collectables.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

#6 posted 04-16-2012 01:36 AM

Sell them great job.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 02:07 AM

Beautiful truck fantastic job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 04-16-2012 02:16 AM

Amazing work!

-- Ryan

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#9 posted 04-16-2012 07:43 AM

very nice indeed

-- robert dignam

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Rick

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#10 posted 04-16-2012 08:13 AM

Beautiful “Toys”. Backhoe is my Fav!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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hunter71

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#11 posted 04-16-2012 01:01 PM

Great work. As a truck, tractor and what ever else toy builder I appreciate your work a lot. Setting the stripes on the wormy maple was a good effect. Your hooked now.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#12 posted 04-16-2012 02:39 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. Hunter71, you’re right. I’ve moved onto my next one. I made the fortunate mistake of showing them to my family so for my birthday I received several new plans.
The spalt marks on the truck were lucky. I just tried to cut the wood so there were more marks in the piece.

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#13 posted 04-16-2012 03:26 PM

These miniatures are absolutely awesome. Excellent work.

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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#14 posted 02-11-2013 08:23 AM

G’day Jeff, You are surely one accomplished craftsman; beautiful detail & timber mix especially in the tipper. Cheers, crowie

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

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Dee1

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#15 posted 05-15-2013 02:42 PM

Jeff
Outstanding work on all of them, the lattice crane is my favorite as I am in the process of building
one now. I have the tracks done and was sort of confused by the scale plans showing 31 plates, the plans calling for 30 each side, and when I put mine on they only took 29 per side?
Oh well, also my tracks do not roll as well as the excavator I built from T &J plans.
Wondering what else I am about to discover?

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