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Project by George_SA posted 01-12-2019 05:16 PM 1954 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Edit 6 Feb 2019 free SketchUp plans available here

Finaly! A project that was more than a year in making. This is a gift for a son of our friends. I made the Old Time Farm Truck for his elder brother. This time I wanted to try a dump truck which came out quite well. Becuase this is a toy and not a model I reinforced all joints with dowels and used box joints on the bin sides. For the axles I used 8mm threaded rod and nilock nuts to secure the wheels. After all the toy must be able to stand some construction work play :)

I also made a blog on the build of the truck.

Here are some more pics




-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 01-12-2019 05:58 PM

Mighty fine job. Your friends son’s son will probably get to play with at also.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 01-12-2019 07:33 PM

Beautiful Truck, great build.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 01-12-2019 08:30 PM

Nice, nice, nice
Those lock nuts give the appearance of aluminum rims
Pretty sure I would have second thoughts about giving it away

-- 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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#4 posted 01-13-2019 12:17 AM

Thats absolutely superb that truck, Unfortunately the 1 year old owner wont realize how special it is until he grows up.
Great project.
Regards
Ant

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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htl

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#5 posted 01-13-2019 05:08 AM

Beautiful project!!
Your wood choices really set it off nicely, and thanks for the blog, it’s so much fun to watch a project get come together and see the choices one has to make.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 01-13-2019 08:41 AM

A nice truck my friend. I also loved the blog contribution. Well done.

UITSTEKEND GEDAAN!

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Ivan

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#7 posted 01-13-2019 10:29 AM

I can’t get enough of those wooden vehicles…This one has a great plus – unloding feature!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 01-13-2019 12:30 PM

Awesome job! I really like these wooden models. This one really stands out!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 01-13-2019 01:09 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#10 posted 01-13-2019 04:06 PM

If someone gave me a truck like that one, I would be hesitant to let a kid play with it. Call it a toy; I call it a model.

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#11 posted 01-15-2019 03:42 AM

Gerorgi e boy… WOW! One helluva neat machine.

Taking nothing from the build and speaking as a hypocrite (laser cutter/engraver)... In my opinion, the metal parts do not do it justice (but then again I’ve been called a lot of things I can’t repeat here)!

Having said that tripe…. The contrasting timber is great…. the model is brilliant… the presentation is beaut… (I like your brickie) and please keep inspiring us with your creations.

PS. Got off my rrs and checked out the blog… SketchUp!!!... If I wasn’t married!.... Love it… thanks for the effort you put into the project!

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

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George_SA

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#12 posted 01-15-2019 08:20 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments
. I appreciate it.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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George_SA

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#13 posted 01-15-2019 08:22 AM


If someone gave me a truck like that one, I would be hesitant to let a kid play with it. Call it a toy; I call it a model.

- MrRon

His mother allowed himn a short while to look at and hold it and then she put it on a display rack out of reach to keep for when he is old enough to appreciate it. Maybe when he’s 21 she added :)

When making toy trucks I strive make something that looks authentic like a real truck. It is however a balance between toy and model that is difficult to keep. I must confess that I may err towards the model side of this balance

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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George_SA

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#14 posted 01-15-2019 08:38 AM

Gerorgi e boy… WOW! One helluva neat machine.

.......... speaking as a hypocrite (laser cutter/engraver)...

- LittleBlackDuck

I wish I had a laser cutter/engraver . But for now the amount of use just for a hobby doesn’t justify the capital outlay (which I don’t really have) But I DO ENVY those who can afford it

In my opinion, the metal parts do not do it justice (but then again I ve been called a lot of things I can t repeat here)!

:):):):):)

I must say that I thought long and hard about using metal, but in the end the considerations for durabilty as a toy won the day. If I had built it purely for display as a model I would not have gone the metal route, but thinking about a little boy playing construction games with it, duralability considerations won the day.

My wife asked me “who are you going to build the next truck for?” and I replied “for myself!” to keep” so that build will in all probabilty contain only wood. :)

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#15 posted 01-15-2019 10:31 AM

Absolutely wonderful work! It’s not just a toy – more like a piece of art.

-- James H. - https://wisepick.org/best-cabinet-table-saw/

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