Side Dump Truck

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Project by Thepps posted 12-28-2012 07:42 PM 2947 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a toy truck I built for my 3 1/2 year old son for Christmas. The truck comes from the plans of ‘Tremendous Toy Trucks’ and the trailer is from Wood Magazine. Used birch, bloodwood, and walnut. Finish is clear Deft lacquer. The trailer bed is 4” diameter pvc pipe that is cut in half. Toys are always the most fun to build. Plus, my son likes it, too :)

Thanks for looking!

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#1 posted 12-28-2012 07:46 PM

very nice details and finish

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#2 posted 12-28-2012 08:30 PM

That is really wonderful.

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#3 posted 12-28-2012 08:46 PM

Now that is a Christmas present worth getting! Nice work.

I’m sure it will be treasured because it was crafted by you, instead of a piece of plastic bought somewhere, but made in China.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 12-29-2012 01:05 AM

For sure your son will enjoy it, looks great

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#5 posted 12-29-2012 01:34 AM

Very cool side dump.

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#6 posted 12-29-2012 10:23 AM

Fun, nicely done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 12-29-2012 11:45 AM

Great design, I have made several. The book has many neat trucks. You did a great job. These trucks are built tough.

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#8 posted 01-24-2013 11:08 PM

G’Day, You’ve certainly made a beaut model/toy here.
Love the mix of timbers, the finish and attention to detail.
I have the plans and seeing your efforts are encouraging, thank you.
Cheers, crowie

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

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