Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'toy dump truck'

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A Dump Truck Adventure #8: Bin

01-12-2019 01:56 PM by George_SA | 1 comment »

It has been 10 months gone by since the previous blog in this series. What can I say? Sometimes life gets in the way of woodworking. I didn’t take pictures during the making. Here are a few pictures of the finished bin in which I will highlight some aspects I used a box joint for strength using my 5 Min Kerfmaker. See my blog Kerf Maker Box Joints #1: Easy Box Joints - How To for details. The swivel back flap The hinge block for the bin Yet again I used dowels to se...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #7: Some assembly

03-12-2018 06:54 PM by George_SA | 3 comments »

Here are just a few photos of the assembly so far. This project is going slower than I anticipated – sometimes life just gets in the way of woodworking A little accident on the belt sander weakening the the front back wheel axle holder. Beefed up the axle holder. Remember this is a toy that must withstand play from a little boy.

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Toy Construction #181: Mack truck Dump box 2

02-08-2018 12:31 AM by htl | 14 comments »

Took longer to get the dump box under control than I would have figured.. There’s just something about the shape of this dump box, love the look of it and have wanted to build it for a long time.

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A Dump Truck Adventure #4: The engine and radiator Part 3

01-11-2018 04:09 PM by George_SA | 4 comments »

After the radiator was glued to the engine block Now to round the bonnet corners. I could either sand them round or I could use the round over on the router table. This last option is a bit more risky ito tear out. Despite that I decided to go the router route, but there was a problem. I still need to make one of those fancy router table fences where the gap for the router bit is adjustable. The present fence’s gap is a bit big for the size of the engine. So I made a temporary fen...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #1: Humble beginnings

01-03-2018 07:20 PM by George_SA | 4 comments »

It is time for another truck making adventure. The little guy who received this Old Time Farm Truck for his 1st birthday has a little brother who is now also nearing his 1st birthday. As usual I asked professor Google and his assistants YouTube and Pinterest for some ideas and from those Ideas I decided on a dump truck. First I needed a plan and SketchUp proved to be handy again. I drew the plans (available over her) As usual I start with the chassis. Although I prefer my Small ...

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