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Project by Adam posted 02-18-2014 03:07 AM 1030 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a monster truck that I made for my son several years ago that has been posted on LJ several times made from the plans in toys and Joys. This was a fun project and even more fun to see the look on my sons face when I gave it to him. He proceeded to drive it off the TV cabinet and break off both sets of wheels (which I glued back on). Oh well, toys are meant to be played with. Made with Maple Cherry and Walnut.

Adam

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada





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majuvla

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 04:55 AM

Nice truck. I always say more wood less plastic in toys world.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 02-18-2014 04:56 AM

Very nicely done! You have a lucky son, and vice versa I’m sure.

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

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steve_in_ohio

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#3 posted 02-18-2014 12:39 PM

Looks very nice, I love seeing wooden toys. Sure son had to have loved it, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

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sweetsaw

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#4 posted 02-18-2014 01:40 PM

Looks good.

-- Doyle, OHIO

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NaptownWood

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#5 posted 02-18-2014 03:25 PM

Did you just drill a hole all the way through the suspension and use all thread and some loctite for the axles? I was toying with the idea of doing that with my truck like this. was wondering how it worked out….

-- Witty signature line still pending

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 02-18-2014 03:28 PM

That makes a really nice toy. The kids will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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exelectrician

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#7 posted 02-18-2014 07:35 PM

Nice rugged toy , I looked over all your other projects – Wow!!!!!! nice work.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Adam

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#8 posted 02-18-2014 09:09 PM

NaptownWood – the axel is 1/4” brass rod that I threaded on each end then used an acorn nut on each side to secure. This is drilled through a section of wood that is shaped like a T and secured to the base.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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dbhost

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#9 posted 02-18-2014 09:48 PM

Actually breaking the wheels off of the truck is a pretty good lesson about owning a 4 wheel drive… They need a LOT of work / time / money / replacement parts if you run them hard…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Tommy

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#10 posted 02-19-2014 01:18 AM

I love it!

-- Tommy

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 02-24-2014 04:37 PM

Awesome toy! Cool design and great build. Like those big wheels. Great job!

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