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Project by blmac4 posted 09-25-2013 03:25 PM 1538 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As some of you know I just compleated a large pen order for a lumber company. Well I do other work besides pens and wanted to do something special for the owner of the company for giving me the chance to make the pens for them. It was a challenge making this but it was a lot of fun. The only thing let to do is make a display base for it and cut some”logs” for it to carry.

Bobby
Louisiana





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stefang

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#1 posted 09-25-2013 03:38 PM

This is a very cool truck Bobby. I love the way you used the wood grain. You can be very proud of this project.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 03:40 PM

This is a very nice miniature. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#3 posted 09-25-2013 03:59 PM

You did an outstanding job on this miniature log truck. We have these full sized trucks going past our house every day since the mill is about two miles down the road from us.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 06:27 PM

Beautiful monster!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 08:06 PM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 09-25-2013 09:38 PM

That’s very cool! Must be fun to make that. I am in awe with the your wood working skills.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 09-25-2013 09:38 PM

Great job Bobby.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Gary

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#8 posted 09-25-2013 11:01 PM

Wonderful toy!!! ;-)

-- Gary, Florida

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 09-25-2013 11:08 PM

great looking truck. I like how you oriented the gain pattern on the hood of the truck.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 09-25-2013 11:48 PM

Super cool truck. Excellent work with the wood grain.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Rolry

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#11 posted 09-26-2013 01:29 AM

Very nice this is going on my list of trucks to build

-- Rolry

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#12 posted 09-26-2013 01:42 AM

awesome. I love the wood grain.

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#13 posted 09-26-2013 07:41 AM

Great looking truck what wood did you use

-- robert dignam

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blmac4

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#14 posted 09-26-2013 03:33 PM

Thanks for all the comments, they are greatly appreciated. While this was a challenge to make it is what I really enjoy doing the most. My wife says I have way too much time on my hands and that I spend too much time nit picking, but if it does’nt meet my standards it gets redone. The wood used to make this is from the companys state champion Loblolly Pine tree that they had to cut down because it had died. The tree was dated back to 1779.
While pine is quite plain as far as grain, when I came across the flame grain in one piece, I knew I had to do something special with it, hence the hood design.
I am still working on getting the logo on the cab somehow and the possibillity of a clear cover for the base.

Again, thanks for all of the comments.

Bobby
Louisiana

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Fishinbo

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#15 posted 09-27-2013 04:37 PM

Awesome log truck! It has a lot of great details which are well crafted. The wood has beautiful grain patterns. Impressive work!

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