|Project by hunter71||posted 03-03-2013 12:09 PM||2552 views||3 times favorited||33 comments|
Well I took the challenge to make something from 1 board foot of lumber. Since most of my projects are about trucks and equipment I thought that a simple truck of my own design would be appropriate.
I started with a block of Poplar that was 12×12x1 after sizing it with a plainer and table saw. I knew that layout would be critical so I made plastic templets to place on the block before any cuts were made. I figured that using layering of wheels, sides, top and bottom would allow me to squeeze a panel truck from the wood. I re-sawed the block on my table saw and band saw to mostly 1/4” Other thicknesses were necessary, like the wheels so they had to come off the end first. The dowels were something I had not made before but with some L/J tutiorial on making dowels I turned out a couple that allowed the wheels to turn freely. I chose Poplar for ease of working, and I had a piece the right size. The stain is Merlot for accents and the wheels are the black latex stain I use for all my wheels. Titebond II holds the whole thing together. Spray on poly was the final coating. Oh, the last picture was what was leftover.
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