Toy/Model Truck For A Farm Raised Lady.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 12-20-2013 04:37 AM 1279 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This first 3 photos show a half way model/toy truck I made for an old friend who was raised on a farm in the 1950s. Its a toy truck with a few carvings added to remind her of some of her experiences. The 4th and 5th photos show an earlier version I made for my Granddaughters. The basic design is exactly the same as other trucks I have showcased, with a few refinements. Its amazing how a few alterations completely change the look.

A merry Christmas and happy New Year to all the fellow LJs.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 12-20-2013 09:23 AM

Great looking truck, Very nice….. Merry Christmas to you as well.

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

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#2 posted 12-20-2013 10:45 AM

What an amazing looking truck you did a great job…thanks so much for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 12-20-2013 11:55 AM

Cool, love the “dog box”

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 12:34 PM

Great looking toy farm truck! Reminds me of the 1-ton 1937 International Harvester truck we had on our farm when I was growing up in the 50s. Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas.

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

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#5 posted 12-20-2013 03:27 PM

That is a good looking farm truck, John. Your friend will love that one!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-20-2013 04:55 PM

Nice job. The carvings are excellent as well.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#7 posted 12-20-2013 07:58 PM

Thank you all for the comments.

-- RusticJohn

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#8 posted 12-20-2013 10:07 PM

What an awesome fun build! It surely take great attention to details to make a thing like that! Well done.

-- "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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#9 posted 12-21-2013 04:43 AM

Awesome, sure like all the details and extras included on in this build. Very fine crisp work and carving.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#10 posted 12-21-2013 11:04 AM

G’Day John, Not only a good toy maker but superb craving too….beautiful gifts for Christmas…
May you and you family have a safe & Happy Christmas up in the cold north while we long for the cooler weather.

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

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#11 posted 12-21-2013 08:18 PM

I live in down under in the land of the long white cloud so we are also having a hot Christmas. Not as hot as where you are though. We are very fortunate to be not too threatened by bush fires. Earthquakes are a different story.

-- RusticJohn

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#12 posted 12-22-2013 07:12 AM

Nice little toy. ‘High five’ for wooden toys!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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