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Monster Mayhem ... Ford Monster Trucks everywhere!!

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Project by crowie posted 11-17-2018 10:14 AM 1726 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Monster Mayhem… Ford Monster Trucks everywhere!!

I had a request for a monster truck like I’d previously done so decided to do a batch six; all the more fool me.

I found a local timber kit homes supplier who did the “engineered log” and scored a couple of seconds for free.
One hour for each wheel, even with a “Ducky” supplied tread cutting wheel jig, but oh so thankful for it.

My builder friend gave me a couple of 4” merbau post offcuts to do the lifters.

I upgraded the axles this time to 3/8” dowels just to help with little boys play.

The first one finished got shipped to a niece in West Australia for her boys.

Two have gone to mates as gifts for some little folk.

Another will be used for the local community club fund raiser.

Also very appreciative of Alex’s kind generosity doing the Ford logos for me on his laser.

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





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jutsFL

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#1 posted 11-17-2018 10:35 AM

These are a lot of fun! The kids are going to love them.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 11-17-2018 11:00 AM

Very nice work! Good playable trucks!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 11-17-2018 11:06 AM

Great work Crowie, will give the kids a lot of fun.

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

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Jason1974

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#4 posted 11-17-2018 11:08 AM

That’s pretty cool your making toys for a charity fund raising group. 2 thumbs up to you sir. Great job!

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- I didn't do it, Stupid Did!

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hunter71

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#5 posted 11-17-2018 11:56 AM

Woha, great looking trucks great cause too my friend.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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anthm27

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#6 posted 11-17-2018 12:00 PM

You must be a very very patient man. Awsome woodwork awsome.
I can only imagine the patience required to build those sensational toys.
Great job for great causes and recipients
Regards Anthony

-- Hand Skills

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 11-17-2018 01:04 PM

nice, nice, nice makes me want to go play in the dirt. Those kids are going to have too much fun

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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KimAccurso

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#8 posted 11-17-2018 01:10 PM

The kids will have a blast with these super heavy duty trucks – love them!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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htl

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#9 posted 11-17-2018 03:07 PM

So nice!!!
The cracks, splits, and knots really give theses toys a beautiful look and feel, just right for playing with but would look just as nice on a shelf nice job!!!.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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bushmaster

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#10 posted 11-17-2018 03:17 PM

Enjoyed seeing the pictures. Great play toys. Makes me ,long to be in the shop, need a few more jobs done yet and heat in the shop. Have to do a stainless steel liner in the house chimney this week. No snow yet and temperature has been mild. Around freezing.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 11-17-2018 03:30 PM

Loving these fine looking tough Ford trucks agreed that Alex guy is OK GREAT JOB :<))

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

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Orvile Baker

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#12 posted 11-17-2018 05:20 PM

As always , great job , even I can see the kids smiles from here.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI. http://papabudswoodtoys.webs.com/

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Dutchy

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#13 posted 11-17-2018 05:32 PM



One hour for each wheel, even with a “Ducky” supplied tread cutting wheel jig, but oh so thankful for it.
My builder friend gave me a couple of 4” merbau post offcuts to do the lifters.
Also very appreciative of Alex s kind generosity doing the Ford logos for me on his laser.

- crowie

That guy is always be willing to help someone else. Your trucks are great and so is Ducky also.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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ralbuck

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#14 posted 11-17-2018 06:05 PM



Whoa, great looking trucks great cause too my friend.

- hunter71


Very nice!

Now you have to make the RAM to pull them home with!

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

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crowie

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#15 posted 11-17-2018 08:56 PM

Thank you one and all for your kind words of encouragement….

I’m not too sure on the patience but the rewards is knowing and seeing children play with a hand made wooden toy you made which will last for years!

And heavy duty is correct at nearly 3.5kgs about 7.5lbs.

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

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