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Project by UncleStumpy posted 161 days ago 804 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A late Christmas present for my favorite nephew Brody.

I have to give thanks to my buddy CROWIE who was kind enough to let me copy his Norm Marshall straight truck.

I made a few modifications, depending on what I had laying around. Now that I have a lathe, it was a breeze to turn the smoke stacks, wheels, lights and air horns.
I wanted to make all the contrasting pieces out of different woods and the only thing I had to stain was the pine hood and cab. The only item not glued or screwed is the tailgate which slips into a slot. Many, many coats of poly to hopefully stand up to little boy abuse.
Ballpark size – 3” – 4” W x 6” H x 16” L.

He said “big ole truck” – priceless. Thanks for looking guys. Ray

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"





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crowie

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#1 posted 161 days ago

G’Day Ray,
Now that’s a 10 out of 10 truck that you’ve made for the little bloke and he looks very pleased with it….
He’ll have hours of fun and play with it if he’s anything like my 2 grandsons…excellent job..
Any chance of a few extra photos of the whole truck all the way around please…
Again sir, very well done….

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

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 161 days ago

It looks like he loves your truck that you made for him, I bet it will get lots of use and be loved, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 161 days ago

Nice truck. I like the front grill on it. It looks tough enough to drive right through some furniture. Now he needs something to put in it. Cool looking horns too.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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PaulDoug

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#4 posted 161 days ago

That smile says it all.

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

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 161 days ago

Another satisfied customer! Hope you signed it, and dated it for his collection. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 161 days ago

Brody loves it ,what a fantastic uncle.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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oakwood

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#7 posted 161 days ago

That’s one nice rig. I can see that your nephew will be hauling lots of stuff around the house, Nice work.

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kiefer

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#8 posted 160 days ago

That looks like fun and appreciated Uncle.
Great build .

-- Kiefer 松

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Rick

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#9 posted 160 days ago

Very Nice Work indeed Ray! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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SuburbanDon

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#10 posted 160 days ago

This is great. Nice project too.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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UncleStumpy

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#11 posted 160 days ago

Thanks guys for the nice words! He IS a cute little dude…...

Doc, yes, I always sign my stuff when I can. The license plate says BRODY 2014

Crowie, I have asked his mom and dad for some more pics and I will post them. By the way, I had it all packed up for shipping before I remembered that I hadn’t taken any pictures….. getting old is a bitch!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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JoeinGa

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#12 posted 160 days ago

Cool truck.
BTC … “Brody Trucking Company” ... nice touch!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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hunter71

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#13 posted 160 days ago

Many hours of creative play here.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Roger

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#14 posted 160 days ago

That is way kool. Keep on truckin. He’ll play with that forever

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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489tad

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#15 posted 159 days ago

He looks very happy. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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