Fathers Day in Australia this weekend so Guessing Competition toy was needed!

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Project by crowie posted 08-30-2017 10:57 PM 5506 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With “Fathers Day” in Australia this weekend so Guessing Competition toy was needed for the local Boys & Girls Club.
I was only given 2 weeks to work out what to do and get it built.
The toy had to be able to hold a good load of lollies/candies for the Guessing Competition.
I wanted the vehicle to look a little different to previous builds as well as interesting strong toy ready for play, so an old style tipper.
The design is simple but still took over 12hours to construct.
The timbers are Cypress Pine front mudguards, Pacific Maple engine, Jarrah cabin, Spotted Gum chassis, Radiata Pine tipper back sides; the tipper pivot is 5/16” dowel with the tailgate 1/4” dowel with furniture buttons for lights and shop bought wheels. I’ve added 3-4 coats of clear to finish off the truck.

Some good fun for the children/gymnastics plus some funds raised for the community club.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all the Aussie dads on this great forum… !

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

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#1 posted 08-30-2017 11:02 PM

Looks like that heavy duty dump truck can hold a whole bag a candy, Great Job!!!

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#2 posted 08-30-2017 11:16 PM

Nice work Crowie, will go over well at the BBQ. Happy Fathers Day to all.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 08-30-2017 11:18 PM

I like the fact that you keep PLAY in your toys!


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#4 posted 08-31-2017 12:51 AM

Looking good Mate,
Not fair though, you know how many lollies are in there.
Great job and I’m sure someone will have a lot of fun with it.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 08-31-2017 01:44 AM

Very nice first class build, Like everything about it and especialy the candy. Happy fathers day to you this weekend..

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 08-31-2017 03:32 AM

I just love your little helper dude …he’s so damn cute …nice candy hauler …GREAT JOB :<))

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#7 posted 08-31-2017 03:42 AM

Very cute idea with candies in a truck. You made this undercarriage and the cabin very well.

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#8 posted 08-31-2017 04:43 AM

crowie, I’m no sweet tooth, but I leave my options open for a bribe. Just drop a load at Churchill the net time you drive through.

Nice job.

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#9 posted 08-31-2017 05:06 AM

That’s a sweet truck, pun intended.
Nice project for Father’s Day.
Father’s Day in the U.S. is in June!

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#10 posted 08-31-2017 05:17 AM

Great idea I would be struggling to get my children to fill it up for me.

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#11 posted 08-31-2017 07:02 AM

Another great one Peter!


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#12 posted 08-31-2017 10:14 AM


-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 08-31-2017 10:23 AM

Great job Peter and should go down well especially to whoever wins

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#14 posted 08-31-2017 01:11 PM

I see allot of people have their eye on that candy

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#15 posted 08-31-2017 03:58 PM

This toy truck makes a nice candy dish.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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