multi use toy truck

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Project by jlb posted 08-05-2012 06:19 AM 1774 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This truck and additions are made of redwood and finished with shellac. It was made to demonstrate the use of woodworking tools to my 10 year old neighbor. He was allowed to sand and finish the project.

-- Jim, Ca,

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#1 posted 08-05-2012 07:15 AM

Very nice work on that multi use truck….Kind of remindes me of a Shop Smith Tool Set….I enjoy making toys for my Grandkids, just wish they lived closer to us.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 08-05-2012 01:32 PM

Great job!! Like the idea.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 08-05-2012 02:16 PM

Great job I really like the what things work together. Good job.

-- Ray

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#4 posted 08-05-2012 07:41 PM

Nice looking truck Jim, I just got through making a young mans valet box dump truck only it’s for the dresser, it was my lastest project to post here on LJ.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#5 posted 08-05-2012 09:54 PM

good looking truck, your neighbor is lucky to have you next door.

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

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#6 posted 08-06-2012 10:45 PM

Nice work. I like that idea.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 08-07-2012 12:50 AM

Really neat idea.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 02-11-2013 08:17 AM

G’Day Jim,
That’s a great design in the truck you’ve made, so much more for the imagination of the youngster.
Were did you source the plans plans?
Cheers, crowie

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

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#9 posted 02-12-2013 04:51 AM

Hi crowie, I don’t use plans very often. I just start building and develop things as I go along. If you are looking for great plans I would highly recommend toys and They have all sorts of full scale wood toy plans. I hope this helps.
Kind Regards. Jim

-- Jim, Ca,

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#10 posted 02-12-2013 05:02 AM

crowie, I forgot to mention if you look at my projects, you will see the cat grader. This was made from the basic toys and joys plans as a starting point. I then researched the internet for images for the correct details to complete the project.

-- Jim, Ca,

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#11 posted 04-07-2013 05:38 PM

I’m betting he’s a woodworker for life! My neighbor was a carpenter. Still have his handsaw! Nice shapes and forms in the project.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 05-08-2013 06:35 PM

very neat idea

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