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Project by ToddMKS posted 01-07-2014 03:47 PM 2468 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the three toy trucks I built for Christmas preasents for my grandsons and godson. They are made out of Maple and Cherry, finished in spray lacquer. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 03:54 PM

I like them. I bet the kids really have fun with them. Did you have patterns for them or your own design? Been digging around looking at toy patterns on the internet, very limited supply. I like the ones from “Toys ans Joys” been thinking about trying the “Woodie” station wagon.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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

Paul, yes I used the Wood Magazine plans…very easy to follow and they give you full size drawings for some of the parts.

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#3 posted 01-07-2014 05:29 PM

Cool toy for your grandsons/godson! Very nicely done.

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

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#4 posted 01-07-2014 05:39 PM

nicely made and also lovely to see.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 01-07-2014 06:28 PM

I made the same toy for my grandson out of walnut and maple. A fun project. I used a finish I made from beeswax and mineral oil.
The plans were great and very easy to follow. On to the next one!!

-- Joe, Montana

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#6 posted 01-07-2014 06:32 PM

Excellent looking work, bet the kids love ‘em.

This is second on my to do list, followed by the cement truck in the latest issue. First I have to finish a 1932 Fire truck I’m making as a present for a Fire Captain, then I have plan to build a Kenworth 18 wheeler from Will post the fire engine after the presentation

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#7 posted 01-08-2014 12:09 AM

Thank you all for the comments.

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#8 posted 01-08-2014 12:51 AM

The kids you made them for will have many hours of fun:-)

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#9 posted 01-08-2014 10:20 AM

beautiful I love it

-- Sheetzy

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#10 posted 01-10-2014 05:10 PM

Very cool. Good job

-- Gary, California

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#11 posted 01-18-2014 04:55 AM

G’Day Todd, Any youngster would surely love one of these two beauties…
I have the Wood Magazine plans and would have loved to see a ’’Work in Progress’’ build with lots of photos and notes before having a go myself….. yours sir are great, well done..

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

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#12 posted 03-24-2014 08:48 PM

I built these out of White Oak. i had a hard time with the building the bucket. i thought the plans for the bucket where alittle difficult to understand. Other than that very cool prodject.

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#13 posted 08-12-2015 11:53 AM

Good job, lovely toy.

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