|Project by woodcut||posted 09-07-2012 02:25 AM||4600 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
I saw a pic of a cool toy dump truck a while ago and thought I would make one out of scraps….. It’s 11 inches tall by 12 inches wide and 22 inches long.
The ladder is made of butternut, the cab is cherry and the frame and bucket are maple… I also turned the axles from maple. The radiator ‘grill’ is just some lengths of brass rod.
Each wheel is made from two pieces of 1 inch thick walnut 5 inches in diameter (that’s 12 pieces total !) I cut each one out of a slab with my jigsaw (don’t have a bandsaw) and fabbed a jig to true them with my spindle sander, then cut the tread with an indexing jig on the table saw. I saw this tread cutting method in Les Neufeld’s book Tremendous Toy Trucks.
I know that my next toy truck will be smaller and I’ll most likely buy the wheels !
-- Carl, Iowa