Cement truck

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Project by Rolry posted 03-29-2014 02:34 AM 1006 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cement truck that I just finished from the wood magazine series. This was a couple of firsts for me I got to use the lathe my parents got me for my birthday, and my first shop accident. I touched the blade of my table saw with the tip of my finger and took all the skin off the end of my finger. The truck is made out of pine and stained with a walnut color and a maple color.

-- Rolry

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#1 posted 03-29-2014 04:06 AM

I don’t think I have ever seen a cement truck before. Nice job and detail.

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

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#2 posted 03-29-2014 04:34 AM

Very Nice and Well done! Thanks for Posting.


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#3 posted 03-29-2014 04:48 AM

Good Job, that truck is on my to do list.

As one who has one thumb that’s a different shape than the other because of a table saw, I can say, ya gotta stay focused around tools in the shop cause they can bite, HARD! Glad you got off lightly this time! :)

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#4 posted 03-29-2014 06:54 AM

G’Day Rolry,
The concrete truck has come up a treat….top job on the lathe, a machine I’ve never used..
Very pleased to hear you still have the fingers in tacked, it’ll heal; BUT good lesson learned, sharp fast moving machines bite & are very unforgiving; something I think most of us have learned the hard way too…
Keep up the good work….

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

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#5 posted 03-29-2014 05:33 PM

Very nicely done—


I love the models that some make.

I make more playable- generic toys.

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#6 posted 03-29-2014 09:56 PM

Looks like a good solid concrete construction.

How did you do the wheels?

Keep clear of those table saw teeth especially if they are moving
They are like little Parana fish even when stationary.

Make some push sticks, push blocks ar any other device to distant fingers from the blade, you can see what it does to timber, so body parts are no different!!

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 03-30-2014 09:40 PM

Nicely done piece, wonderful detail

-- Norman

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#8 posted 03-30-2014 11:40 PM

Thanks for all the complements and things to do on keeping safe I have already bought a feather board to help with my saw. As for the wheels I bought them from and stained then black

-- Rolry

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