Tractor Trailer and Crane

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Project by dansnow posted 05-10-2013 09:55 AM 2084 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this Tractor Trailer and crane set from plans in the Great American Book of
Wooden Toys. About 40+ hours,

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#1 posted 05-10-2013 10:24 AM

Dan that is a very neat rig

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 05-10-2013 10:24 AM

Well done !

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#3 posted 05-10-2013 10:42 AM

Is this the book?

I couldn’t find one on the search by the name you listed.

Great work, I want to build a set for my new great grandson!

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#4 posted 05-10-2013 11:54 AM

It’s actually “The Great Book of Wooden Toys” by Norm Marshall and Bill Jones. The American came from a different book I have. That’ll teach me to guess rather than verify! :)

I did make a couple modifications to the tractor and trailer, adding the grill, moving the headlights to the fenders, adding fuel tanks and adding a folding ramp to the trailer. Then to give the crane something to do I made the crates out of some scrap.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#5 posted 05-10-2013 12:40 PM

Dan this is a beautiful collectors toy. You did a really nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 05-10-2013 01:28 PM

Wow nice work! I love trucks and farm equipment made of wood. Super job!

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta

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#7 posted 05-10-2013 02:13 PM

Very nice work Dan

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#8 posted 05-11-2013 12:27 AM

Very nice work Dan about to start on a crane project myself bought plans from grizzly.

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#9 posted 05-11-2013 12:40 AM

Great build man, I also make a line of “play with” toys. They are my most rewarding when I give them to a child.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 06-04-2013 12:02 AM

G’day Dan,
I love the Norm Marshall plans in that book and you’ve certainly done the truck & drop deck trailer a great justice as well as that beaut crane. I’ve built a couple of the trucks plus used the basic plan to do me own but am yet to build the crane. You may well have given me the encouragement I needed after seeing how good yours looks, well done

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

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#11 posted 05-19-2015 11:25 AM

Wow,Awesome…Very nice work with wood.

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