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Project by Paul Sipos posted 11-05-2013 01:25 AM 1908 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first wooden truck! What made me make this truck was a few years ago I picked wood out of a friend of mine’s chicken house. About five pickup truck loads! Among some of the boxes of small stuff were some turned toy wheels and duelies. Well, a couple of weeks ago I got a wild hair, and grabbed a block of pine off the shelf and started scketching a truck out. I cut out the main body with the band saw, used the scroll saw for the more delicate parts, and sanded, cut, fit, & painted the finished product you see here. No plan, just from memory of what I wanted it to look like, and painted my business name on the side. I just needed to use the wheels up, I’ve got six sets to use up, so I am going to make six more trucks.

-- psipos@snakebite.com





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Diwayne

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#1 posted 11-05-2013 01:29 AM

Cool truck. I love makin toys!

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 01:30 AM

NICE!

Neat idea.

I also like to make the more vintage style toys. Happily share some of my (sort-of) patterns.

I also made a smaller version of the “TaNader” that is my avator. That one is almost 7 feet long!

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 11-05-2013 01:34 AM

This is a way cool truck very cool.

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#4 posted 11-06-2013 07:54 PM

Very Nice truck. Nice to hear that you did it from Memory also!

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 05:34 AM

Love the truck!

Made me look up you other projects, I like the rustic/reuse concepts behind your projects!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 11-07-2013 07:18 PM

That’s one beautiful truck, like the vintage appeal and pretty colors. A great ad for your business. Well done!

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#7 posted 11-12-2013 01:58 AM

Yes, I collect up this wood, and when the mood strikes, I come up with something I thought I never could do. I hate to waste any of my wood scraps, if a scrap piece is still useable, I’ll set it aside in a “wooden” box for later projects. It took a lot of work to tear the barns down and pick them so I use every piece and try to use as much of a board as I can. I got six more sets of wheels so watch for more. I have no lathe). Thanks for the comments all!!

-- psipos@snakebite.com

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#8 posted 11-12-2013 02:00 AM

Got another old chest in the works. photos later.

-- psipos@snakebite.com

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#9 posted 12-19-2013 02:39 AM

That’s a great looking truck Paul….good paint job too…

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

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