Simple Dump Truck

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Project by ToyMakingDad posted 12-14-2013 09:05 PM 1711 views 15 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple toy dump truck I made for a friend’s grandson.
Wheels and pegs were store bought but the rest was wood on hand.
The chassis and cab are from a trimmed up 2×4 and the bed was made from 3/8” wine crate wood.

The dump truck flap is hinged with an 1/8” dowel and bumps up against the floor of the bed so that it will only pivot one direction.

Pegs are in a bit tighter on the finished toy than they show here. Took the pictures while I was checking the fit and movement of the bed.

Finished with a couple of coats of Danish Oil

Thanks for looking.

Construction and build details are here:

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 12:10 AM

thats a nice project to make for xmas gift, i will gie it a try thanks to your kindness.

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 04:48 PM

Maybe do a hole in the front (before you round it) so the driver can see out? HA!

Really, I love these things. Kids can really get a kick out of them and who knows, maybe they can get handed down for generations and you will always be remembered in a way.

Great job!

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 04:53 PM

Ut’s a nice clean little toy. Congratulatuins.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 09:16 PM

Great looking toy truck

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 12-15-2013 09:47 PM

Lots of creative playtime here. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 12-16-2013 12:52 AM

Yep…......I like it too !!! :) As a matter a fact, I might make a few of them trucks.

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

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#7 posted 08-20-2014 05:30 PM

Yet another nice project. The beauty of all the toys you are making is that they are totally rugged and play-ready and do not go into the ‘don’t touch’ wood model category. The kiddos will love-em!

-- Ed

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