Garbage Truck

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Project by SouthavenToyMaker posted 07-17-2017 04:44 PM 1807 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Newest finished project from Toys and Joys plan. I added LED lighting as I saw an example of this in one of snapper1’s projects Made from White / Red Oak, couple small pieces of Cherry, and Walnut, fun build. Now to add a dumpster to the list of things i want to build. As always all comments welcome. Thanks for looking.

There are a lot of toy makers on this site and I know that I have yet to find them all. Please add me to your Buddy list if you are into making toys.


-- Sean

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#1 posted 07-17-2017 05:26 PM

Great looking model!! Model looks spot on! Only thing missing is trash container.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#2 posted 07-17-2017 06:01 PM

awesome job, great detail

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#3 posted 07-17-2017 06:19 PM

Not often garbage truck is posted on LJ. Looks fantastic, especialy those back door.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-17-2017 07:34 PM

Meticulous care and attention to detail has paid off in a big way.
It may be called a Garbage truck but its far from garbage in construction.
The fine detail around the doors is of an interest,do they open?
Dip those headlights…!! (I ithink they alone deserve a separate blog, maybe Adding lights to your models)

As for finding the toy makers, keep watching out and looking up at a clear night sky as they will appear as twlinking stars (and ducks) from all sectors of the world, and there is lots of them.

Look there is one ….. I just saw on in the Southaven area.

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 07-17-2017 07:59 PM

A. Fine work!

B. Almost expected a “bulldog” sitting on the front!

C. Toy making is more of a joy when you see they toys played with too.

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

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#6 posted 07-17-2017 08:57 PM

Thank you for the kind words. The doors do not open, I cut out a template and traced it over and over and over again with a box cutter to get the kerf. I used plastic from a 2 liter bottle to create the lens, I can do a blog on that. I have to make more kid friendly toys for my son.

-- Sean

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#7 posted 07-17-2017 09:18 PM

It’s a beautiful model truck and it displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 07-17-2017 09:46 PM

That trucks looks way too good to just be a garbage truck…
Beautiful detail and the LED’s are the icing on the cake….

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

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#9 posted 07-17-2017 09:51 PM

That is a great job you have done on the dump truck. How were the plans for accuracy and detail?
I don’t think we should refer to ourselves as toy makers, they aren’t really toys to be played with by children. However they are really models only to be operated by us model makers.
Keep up the good work.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#10 posted 07-17-2017 10:58 PM

WOW …im loving the LEDs ….very nice details on the rest ….GREAT JOB :<)) p.s. I’m on your buddy list

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

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#11 posted 07-17-2017 11:52 PM


-- Sean

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#12 posted 07-18-2017 12:37 PM

Saying it’s a great build is NOT a lot of garbage. You have done a brilliant job of it and the LEDs throw a new light on the intricacies of your model.

Must admit I have the plans and was looking forward to the build. Darn… you have thrown my desires into the trash.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#13 posted 07-19-2017 05:51 AM

Very nice Sean. This is really good enough. I love that lights.


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#14 posted 07-19-2017 01:43 PM

Nice one, I have one on my extensive bucket list that will never get done.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 07-21-2017 04:12 AM

A little too late comment but this is way too clean for a garbage truck!
That is a very highly detailed model and very well done!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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