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Project by Heyz posted 10-23-2008 07:40 AM 1744 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another from the junior high era. This one was made almost entirely from cherry. I was tired of working with plywood and other low grade lumber that we had in shop, so I was allowed to dig in some back corner of the basement where my dad kept a few nice pieces of lumber….

Other than cherry there is just some run of the mill softwood dowel for the wheels and some other accents. I tried turning my own wheels on the lathe but ran out of time. I think I used two different colour stains for the cherry and that was all the finish it has. I don’t think I was much into sanding then as I can see and feel some of the lines from the planer on the trailer :)

And the cherry is not as red as it looks in that first picture, my mistake of shooting on a red background!

-- Heyz, in the cold winterland of Canada

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#1 posted 10-24-2008 04:40 AM

well done. looks like a fun toy.

welcome to lumberjocks

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 10-24-2008 04:57 AM

very cool…i want one…i remember my favoirite show when i was 9 (BACK IN THE 1970’s) was BJ and the Bear…about a trucker and his monkey of all things…lol…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 10-24-2008 08:02 AM

Thanks for the comments, I’m glad my truck brings back good childhood memories for you Matt. Unfortunately, the 70’s was before my time…. :)

-- Heyz, in the cold winterland of Canada

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