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A pair of dumptrucks

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Project by Andrew posted 12-08-2013 02:28 PM 778 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two toy dumptrucks (for two boys) from the plans from Wood Magazine. Next up is the excavator. A dumptruck isn’t much use without a way to fill it!

And, yes, when the little guy loaded himself into the dumptruck, my heart stopped for a minute.

The first truck is Maple & Sapele, the second is Maple & Walnut. Since I’m not a turner (yet), I bought the wheels/axles from Wood Magazine.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY





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belden

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 02:35 PM

Nice work. Looks like you will building more of these for the little guy!

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prez

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#2 posted 12-08-2013 03:14 PM

He’d better get some good mileage on that truck soon…..as he won’t be fitting in it for very long!!

I made one of those trucks too but I didn’t think they’d be that strong!! Those plans from Wood magazine are really good and easy to follow (step by step ) I use their plans all the time.

Once you’ve made the excavator, you’ll have to make the flatbed and truck to drive it around…. :)

Oh, and you seem to have a really nice workshop!! Some heavy duty toys there…..

prez

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 12-08-2013 03:19 PM

Great truck, loos like you’ll be busy for the cute little guy….. Nothing better I’m guessing… :>)

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 12-08-2013 04:08 PM

Great work. Looks like the operator liked it as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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BentheViking

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#5 posted 12-09-2013 03:06 AM

i was gonna guess that that was from the wood magazine series. did you make any of the other “machines”?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 12-09-2013 11:27 AM

I bet the boy’s are very happy having those great looking dump truck! They should provide them with hours of fun!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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hunter71

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#7 posted 12-09-2013 11:57 AM

Hay, that’s neat. Guess you made it strong enough for a lifetime of fun.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Andrew

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#8 posted 12-09-2013 12:43 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone.

Prez: How can you even see my shop in those pictures! Nevertheless, thanks for the compliment :)

Ben: These are my first. I am working on the excavators now.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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tntro

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#9 posted 07-24-2014 03:24 AM

Great job on the trucks I started building the equipment truck sizes so far I built the front end loader an concrete truck. Nice job

-- dale

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