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Project by Wood Studios posted 141 days ago 835 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this truck for one of my grandson’s using the free plans available on Rockler’s website. The US Post Office door was purchased on eBay from a retailer that restores the doors to near perfection. Because my grandson who is only 4 years old likes mechanical things, I added an exhaust system and a gasoline tank. The tank also provides a place for the combination to the door lock. The hardwoods include cherry, black walnut, red oak and maple. I purchased the wheels, steering wheel and headlamps from Woodworks, Ltd at www.craftparts.com. The axles are anchored in the axle housing with 1/8” diameter solid brass rods that were threaded to receive a brass nut. The nut was solder to the rod so it would not come off while my “tinkering” grandson checked it out. If the axles break, the rod can be pulled from the housing and the axle or wheel can be replaced. The exhaust pipe and gasoline intake are made of solid brass tubing that I was able to bend with heat. The radiator grill was made from plastic window screen and while I was putting the finish on the truck, I noticed the screening was coming loose on the sides so I added the 1/8” thick piece of plastic to keep the screen material secured. The radiator cap is a clock part that I purchased from Klockit in Wisconsin. It took some time to build but it was a fun project.

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short!!





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wseand

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#1 posted 141 days ago

Luv the truck as I am sure the grandson will too.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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clarkey

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#2 posted 141 days ago

Great idea , its the best toy bank that l’ve seen.

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PaulDoug

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#3 posted 141 days ago

Super truck and very well thought out. I have a PO Box door sitting around,,,,

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

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 141 days ago

Nicely done all the way!

-- just rjR

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Rick

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#5 posted 140 days ago

Very Nice Project & Well Done. Thanks for Sharing.

Rick

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

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hunter71

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#6 posted 140 days ago

Great build. A favorite style of mine.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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papajon

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#7 posted 140 days ago

Great idea! Nicely done!

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majuvla

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#8 posted 140 days ago

Verry nice toy bank. I think it will be verry stimulative for him to save some money in it..

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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crowie

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#9 posted 134 days ago

That is one super nice look toy and I’m very sure your grandson will have many hours of fun and play, BUT it looks so well made it may become a family heirloom….. top job, sir….

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

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 134 days ago

Super coin bank! Cool design with a lot of great features, I’m sure he loves it. Great job!

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