Wood Toy Loader and Dump Truck

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Project by Woodbridge posted 03-01-2019 05:34 PM 1119 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2016, I started building our new house, acting as general contractor and doing a lot of the construction work myself. Since that time I have not really done any woodworking. The new house is almost complete, as is my new workshop, so I am quite eager to get back into the workshop.

Since I still have work to do on the new house (mainly trim work and finish painting), I don’t want to commit myself tackling any complicated woodworking projects. Otherwise the house will never get completed!

I enjoy seeing posts of wood toys so I decided to use up some scraps that I have been saving for a long time.

I used the hefty dump truck and hefty loader plans. The dump truck is made from scrap pine, walnut and roasted maple and is about 7.5” high, 9” long and 6” wide. The loader is made from scrap MDF and is about 7.8” tall, 9” long and 5” wide. The trailer is also made from pine, walnut and roasted maple. The 2 1/4” wheels and caps are purchased.

These were fun little projects that helped me excercise my “woodworking muscles ” that I have not used in a long while.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 03-01-2019 05:51 PM

Wonderful job. They look ready to start moving dirt.

You need to get back into the workshop full time.
That’s where your passion and talent shine.

Great work

-- CC, King City, Ontario

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#2 posted 03-01-2019 06:11 PM

that is a seriously heavy duty dump truck. love the trailer

-- 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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#3 posted 03-01-2019 06:16 PM

Oh I think you’ve done a little woodworking since the house …..
Nice work on these but they need a little marquetry logo.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 03-01-2019 06:28 PM

Thanks for the comments. Paul I’m still working on a design for the logo

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 03-01-2019 07:11 PM

this is one wonderful set of constrution vehicles GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#6 posted 03-01-2019 07:51 PM

Heavy Duty and some great play toys for sure!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#7 posted 03-01-2019 08:39 PM

So cute, so simple…yet so awesome…Lovely colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-01-2019 09:12 PM

Looking great Peter. I do like Shipwright’s suggestion of little logos. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 03-02-2019 12:28 PM

Looks like a whole lot of fun to build! The definitely look heavy duty and will be fun for some little guy to play with!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#10 posted 03-02-2019 01:44 PM

Nice job. I see a lot of details with a lot of pieces. I know whoever receives these will have them forever.

-- AJ

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#11 posted 03-02-2019 03:09 PM

Are kids going to get to play with this woodworking masterpiece Peter?! Awesome … and totally cute!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#12 posted 03-02-2019 03:10 PM

Very nicely built toys. Downright cute.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 03-02-2019 03:23 PM

Thanks for the comments folks. Hi Elaine. These are definitely toys and in the hands of a couple of kids soon t o play with.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 03-02-2019 08:21 PM

Great work on these Peter. Perfect gift for little ones.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-02-2019 09:51 PM


Saw that you posted. Maybe a new ave for you to create? Good that your back in gear, or are those automatic shifter vehicles. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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