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Project by bushmaster posted 01-06-2014 09:29 PM 2096 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third toy that I did as an experiment. This time I laminated the core horizontally. That way you do not see the laminations on the roof. The wood is brown core from birch boards that I cut on my sawmill. Most everything I build is out of birch as it is basically free. My first post it duplicated itself and posted twice. I don’t know what I did wrong, any advice. The finish on the truck is gloss minwax. Comments welcome.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 01-06-2014 09:31 PM

Very cool! Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 01-06-2014 09:43 PM

Wow that looks great . I’d like to own the real thing

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 10:04 PM

Beautiful work. I love the finish. How did you get it so smooth? Hand sanding? I’d love to hear detailed steps as my odd shaped pieces never get as smooth as I want.

Great project!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#4 posted 01-06-2014 11:26 PM

cool looking truck. The Birch you used looks real nice as does the finish.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 01-07-2014 01:20 AM

Sweet !!!!

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

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#6 posted 01-07-2014 02:01 AM

I think this is how I can answer a questions posted on my project. Question about the finish. No I didn’t spend alot of time hand sanding. Shape with power sanders and 1/4 sheet sander. liittle hand sanding. Then buff with a loose cloth wheel with tripolie buffing compound that I have for my woodturning projects,. Very quickly it is smooth and scratch free. buffed truck body.and fenders separately and then glue on. sparenlly wipe on several coats of finish.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 01-07-2014 02:18 AM

Very classy truck! The birch wood looks great! Thanks for the details on the finishing and assembly.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#8 posted 01-07-2014 05:05 PM

Absolutely gorgeous job!

I think it is your own design?

If it is also a great design!

The late 30’s—- mid 50’s are my favorite style of pickups!

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#9 posted 01-07-2014 07:09 PM


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#10 posted 01-10-2014 03:13 PM

Another cool one. Love it, very classic. Great finish and awesome work!

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#11 posted 01-10-2014 03:52 PM

That’s a sharp miniature. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 01-18-2014 05:01 AM

G’Day Brian,
This ’’UTE’’ as we’d call it ’’downunder’’ looks superb, it has a real 1950’s Hot Rod look about it..
The timber colouring is great especially as you got it for free… to love free and recycling.

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#13 posted 01-10-2016 02:42 AM

Again love the smooth lines, you just know it feels great in the hand.

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