toy truck, quick built from scratch

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Project by bushmaster posted 11-21-2015 10:54 PM 1290 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas in November, I just finished two toys for the grand kids and made the 700 mile trip before winter really set in. I had two many pictures I want to post so posting both toys, saving the best till the last. I was making Wheels for the other toy and I had enough left over to make a truck to go with it. Wheel constuction—I quickly lathed a 2 foot piece of wood, quick for me because I did it on the metal lathe on automatic feed, one cut and sanded at the same time. Set the chop saw for 1 inch and in a few minutes I had 20 wheels. Forester bit depressed the center and then cut corners off on the lathe. I did it so fast I forgot to stain the blanks black. I tried it on one but did not work out because it soaked into the center. Axels, what to do. Found some 2 in bolts that looked like it would work. Just drilled a hole smaller, taped it to 1/4 with a power drill. Two washers, whenas the bolts where threaded in they become nice and tight as it goes beyond the threads. Excellant, nice and tight and can be replaced, tough too for hard use by young boys. This worked out so well I will be using it in the future. Try it you may like it too. THe idea for the fenders worked out well, it was engineered for the other toy. Indestructable. He had broke fenders of previous toys. This toy has to be durable.

Thanks, for looking Comments welcome. Winters here, shop time now, hope to post more projects now, it was along holiday this summer. I tried to view all the project and ideas when I could.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 11-21-2015 11:14 PM

Very nice truck, looks great.

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#2 posted 11-22-2015 12:22 AM

Good looking truck, Brian!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-22-2015 06:08 AM

Nice work

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 11-25-2015 10:03 PM

Innovative—- nice=== durable ==I do like the “Ram Tough” attitude!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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