|Project by crowie||posted 03-12-2013 12:00 AM||1907 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Truck & Trailer Combination from the Norm Marshall toy book.
I’d seen a few “Construction Crew” toys that some blokes had done so thought I’d give it a go.
I just used a selection of timber I had in my shed/woodshop [hardwood & softwood].
I made my first big mistake trying to convert the imperial sizes in the book plans to metric and thus have had to remake & or modify parts on the go.
I was also a bit frustrated with the current supply of dowel and finding the correct drill to use to have the desired fit.
After all the hassle of remaking & modifying parts I then when and added a few extra bits to personalize the Truck & Trailer as you can see in the photos.
I’ve put 3 coats on “tung oil” on it as a finish and I think it’s come up okay.
I took something like 20 plus hours it took to make the toy.
I realized after I’d finished the steering wheel is on the wrong side for an Australian truck….lol.
This was one of the first of this sort of project and it did help improve my skills for the next project, thank you. Cheers from On Top DownUnder, Crowie
-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie