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Project by Ryan Haasen posted 784 days ago 1913 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two weeks ago a friend at school addressed me and said that he saw the picture of the model Tri-axel kenworth that I previously made on Facebook. He asked me If I would make a replica of his dad’s truck for him to give as a fathers day gift. So here is the model I made him, it is an exact replica of his dad’s Peterbuilt. The body is cherry left over from the Bell 407, and tri-axel Kenworth projects. The frame is walnut and other parts are maple, beech and padauk. I used the basic shape of the truck from the toys and joys plan, but everything was modified and new parts were added to make it as accurate as possible. I did not do this for free, as supplies and time is expensive, I charged him $200, he was happy with this price, as am I.

Thanks for taking a look,

Ryan

-- Ryan





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 784 days ago

Very nice detail. Beautifully done and good craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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George_SA

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#2 posted 784 days ago

Ryan, I had a look at your projects and I must say that you very talented. Keep up the good work. I can’t help wondering what great toys your grandkids will get :-)

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity

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bobman58

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#3 posted 784 days ago

very nice ryan another great truck

-- robert dignam

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hunter71

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#4 posted 783 days ago

A great build to say the least. Your friend got a very good deal for your talented work. His dad got a great present.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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robdem

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#5 posted 783 days ago

Nice truck Ryan also like the crane you built you do some really nice work

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woodworm

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#6 posted 783 days ago

Very fine detailed work – I like it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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toyguy

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#7 posted 783 days ago

A deal at $200.
I have made a few of these over the years and have also sold a couple in the $200 range…....not making any money doing this, but if it is for friends and such like you and I have both done, then that is just fine. At my daughters stag and doe we raffled one off as a fund raiser, did very well on it.

Nice work as always on your projects….........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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BigTiny

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#8 posted 779 days ago

$200 for a Peterbuilt? Now that is a bargain!

Even if you figure a scale price for a scale truck, it’s cheap cheap cheap.

A more reasonable price would be in the $400 – $500 range.

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 779 days ago

That is an outstanding miniature. Very well done.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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crowie

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#10 posted 530 days ago

G’Day Ryan,
Beautiful workmanship, top finish and love the detail…..well done.
cheers, crowie

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

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