Tuff little Dump Truck

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Project by dansnow posted 03-11-2014 06:09 PM 967 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking through some old woodworking magazines a buddy had given me when I came across the plans for this sturdy little dump truck. The plans were published in 1993!

I had some 1/2” cherry on hand, and since I hadn’t worked with cherry yet, decided to give it a go. The cab, dump box, tailgate and bumper are all cherry. The frame is 3/4” birch ply, and the wheels and axle pins are maple.

sanded to 400 grit and 4 coats of gloss spray lacquer, sanded between coats, really brought out the color and grain of the cherry. I will definitely be using more of this wood in the future.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 10:13 AM

Yer right, tough little guy there.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 04:41 PM

Nice! Looks really good and I like the lever to lift the box. The finish looks really sharp.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 05:10 PM

Thanks. Funny story about the lift lever, took two tries to get it right. Second time I re-read the article, carefully, and realized it would’ve been a lot easier if I’d done that first! :)

When in doubt, follow the instructions!

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#4 posted 03-19-2014 02:04 PM

Very cool and sturdy little truck, great design and love that it lifts. Beautiful work!

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