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Project by toymaker posted 04-16-2008 05:44 PM 2390 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of those things that i got carried away on. A freinds wife said that there little guy wanted a truck like his grandpa’s. So as many of you know that light goes off in your head and you go home into the shop and go at it. I went home and found a 2×4 then it was just saw dust flying again. 30 two inch wheels and 17 axle pegs a couple of peices of dowels and done. now this truck was suposed to be just a natural finish and then i didn’t find anything that i wanted to use so i decided to paint it (and it does match exactlly to the real one). This took me about two hours to build and about a week of painting (i am not a painter)
I hope everyone likes it..

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#1 posted 04-16-2008 07:00 PM

Neat project. Now you will have a method to bring home really large lumber! :))

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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#2 posted 04-16-2008 07:03 PM

the Kid’s gotta love it. I know my grandson would. He’s been bugging me to make him stuff ever since I showed him Raymonds stuff. Very very cool gramps.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 04-16-2008 07:05 PM

This is a wonderful project. Despite your claiming not to be a painter this looks pretty good to me.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-16-2008 08:17 PM

This’ll be used for years. Nice job!

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#5 posted 04-16-2008 10:06 PM

Nice use of a 2×4…. I also hate to paint. The kid will love it. No one can ever have too many toys.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 04-17-2008 02:03 AM

Hard to believe you made this from a 2×4. Great Job!

-- --Chuck

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#7 posted 04-17-2008 02:14 AM

how cool

-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 08-11-2008 01:44 AM

What a way to make an heirloom toy. I wish I could be that good

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 03-10-2013 06:21 PM

Very Nice job!

Now visit the neighbors fire wood pile or a tree that needs trimming for the logs!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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