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Project by robdem posted 09-10-2012 11:53 PM 1044 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these two trucks for my neighbors sons . Neighbor had some tree work done on our property line and would not let me help with paying . So decided to make the trucks for his sons .Trucks are made out of maple and walnut . Cab is based on a plan from wood magizine from a few years ago trailer is my design trailer from wood magazine was going to be to big at three feet long . The trailer I built is two feet long . Bought wheels and other parts needed from meisel hardware they have a kit with all the parts for the cab minus the wood .I now have a great appreciation for all the toy builders on this site the trucks where a fun project to build would do it again The boys really liked them the smiles where worth the work. Thanks Rob any and all comments are welcome





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bj383ss

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 12:14 PM

Those trucks look great Rob. Im sure the boys will enjoy them for a long time.

Bret

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mikeeeH89UK

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 10:31 AM

Rob those are amazing detail top marks i was going to make some for my son but not sure what kind of wood to go for any tips? Thank you. Mike

-- If i could live in a tree and get away with it i would :-)

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robdem

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#3 posted 09-17-2012 05:36 PM

Mike I would use some kind of hard wood oak ash maple anythink like that I had the walnut on hand got it cheap that is why I used walnut . Only other advise I can give is to take your time this trucks have alot of small parts to make and install. But I had alot of fun making them and the boys loved them .Any other questions don’t hesitate to ask thanks for the complementv Rob

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#4 posted 09-19-2012 10:13 PM

Hey rob thanks for the tips im going to make one as soon as i get my new lathe jst not found one for the right price hope to see more of your stuff soon mate. Mike

-- If i could live in a tree and get away with it i would :-)

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#5 posted 02-11-2013 07:58 AM

G’day Rob, What a lovely way to repay the generosity of your neighbour.
The boys will have hors & hours of fun & play, well done.
Cheers, crowie

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

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#6 posted 02-11-2013 10:38 PM

Thanks crowie

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GaPeachWoodworker

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#7 posted 07-31-2013 02:31 PM

Great Job!!! I’ll have to keep this in mind for future grandsons!!!

-- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. However, when you can, you should with wood!

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