LumberJocks

making hinge mechanism for toy truck

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by rmeir posted 12-11-2016 03:37 AM 389 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View rmeir's profile

rmeir

15 posts in 2108 days


12-11-2016 03:37 AM

Im tryiing to make toy dump truck for the grand kids and the dump mechanism has me symied. I have tried regular hinges you get from the hardwaree store, and then make a larger tailpiece and put a dowel thru it and then making a hole in he bed of the truck and again runnin a dowl thru that. anyway have a good way of making a hinge that lets the truck dump? This is driving me crazy I bet I cut out a 100 truck and dump boxes and still cant get it right it always ends up too tight too loose or just looks stupid. I have searched the net to no avail. Also I dont follow direction too well so be patient with me.


3 replies so far

View bold1's profile

bold1

283 posts in 1682 days


#1 posted 12-11-2016 12:45 PM

Depends on the scale you’re using. The last one I did I used the hinge used on a toilet seat with a short dowel. I painted the metal black. I thought it looked good. I’ve also epoxied pipe end caps on with smaller dowel.

View GR8HUNTER's profile

GR8HUNTER

2954 posts in 548 days


#2 posted 12-11-2016 02:17 PM

picture please

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View Mark Shymanski's profile

Mark Shymanski

5621 posts in 3548 days


#3 posted 01-09-2017 11:01 PM

Look how real trucks have their hinges, it may suggest a solution to you.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com