Block Box Truck

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Project by Gerben posted 12-29-2012 06:02 PM 6128 views 38 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A project I did a few years back.

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 06:16 PM

This is great ,a super idea and fine build.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 08:56 PM

Is that a carve-out of Pac-Man and a ghost on there? Either way, that is a really neat toy for a child. Good job.

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 10:10 PM

Great looking project – I like it a lot – so much you may see my version some day. Thanks for posting

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#4 posted 12-30-2012 12:49 AM

There is a chance that I will copy that also!

Special tricks that you used also apppreciated.

Nice Job—Thanks for sharing!

I like that you made your own wheels; not the boughten type.

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

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#5 posted 12-30-2012 09:49 AM

this is very cool.
a great way to incorporate concept learning into play!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 12-30-2012 11:29 AM

great truck. I want to build one too. I like the shapes for my youngest granddaughter.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 12-30-2012 12:47 PM

Wow, this is awesome.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#8 posted 12-30-2012 01:20 PM

Nice combination of two toys .
Makes learning easy and fun.
Great job and I enjoyed the post .

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 12-30-2012 01:45 PM

@Chad. I had already forgotten about that. There is indeed a pac-man and a ghost shape. Proud to be a geek :-)

I remember having to figure out the shapes in such a way that they would only fit into their own hole.

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#10 posted 12-30-2012 04:53 PM

Gerbin, is this a design from a book or did you craft it yourself? Can you share some of the build details?

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#11 posted 12-30-2012 05:02 PM

nice truck gerben

i think i need one for myself

then i could have a life
and not spend so much time
on lumberjocks

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 12-30-2012 05:05 PM

@Brad. It was “designed” by yours truly.
The build is pretty much what you see.
The less obvious parts would be the hinge of the box. If you look at picture 4, you can the a small dot at the back of the chassis. This is small diameter dowel. The lid at the back, also has to small dowels sticking out at the top, into the sides. There is a small stop-block at the inside, to prevent the lid from going inward.
All the cut out shapes were created using a scroll-saw.
The wheels were created using a sanding-disk.
Finish is bees-wax, to keep it a bit more kid-friendly.
Hope this makes thinks more clear. If you have anymore question feel free to fire away.

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