Pickup Truck

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Project by George_SA posted 05-17-2019 12:36 PM 351 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Pickup Truck I made for my grandson.

I didn’t do a build blog on this as time wasn’t on my side and I didn’t take too many photos of the build process.
My Sketchup plan for the Pickup Truck is available here.

Here are the few photos that I took:

1) Detail of steering wheel, dash and gear lever

2) Chassis glue up

3) Mounting the Engine

4) Radiator build

5) Headlamps:
Blank for the headlights which I chucked in my cordless drill and sanded against the sanding wheel to get to a 16mm dowel blank.

I tried something different for the headlamps than on my previous trucks to get a all wood look.

6) 2,5 mm dowels I made with my dowel jig to secure the roof. This truck is a bit smaller than my Dump Truck that I build and 3mm dowels would be too thick. As this is a toy that must be able to withstand some small boy play I reinforced all the joints with dowels.

Thanks for looking. As always your comments are most welcome.

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

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#1 posted 05-17-2019 03:30 PM

Love it.

-- Knappen aka Ole - I have to try everything at least once.

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#2 posted 05-17-2019 03:36 PM

Very nice job!
Thanks for the extra photos!
And love the dowel making jig I need to make one of those.
Also like the two tone as it makes it eye catching.

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#3 posted 05-17-2019 05:21 PM

A nice and sturdy one. Goed gedaan.


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#4 posted 05-17-2019 05:23 PM

Very well done George! Any little boy would be thrilled to have that and save it for his grandson, someday!!

-- Mike

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#5 posted 05-17-2019 09:06 PM

Great job! You all amaze me with these smaller detailed builds!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 05-17-2019 10:26 PM

What top truck George.
lovely timber contrasts and good detailing, well done sir!

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

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#7 posted 05-17-2019 11:21 PM

Beautiful truck – and making thinks for grandkids is the best :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#8 posted 05-18-2019 12:23 AM

Just a wonderful truck! Nice job. I’m sure the Grandson will keep it forever!

-- 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 05-18-2019 02:58 PM

Beautiful truck…makes me wan’t to be a kid again…nothing compare to wooden toy vehicles.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 05-19-2019 02:23 PM

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

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#11 posted 05-19-2019 03:41 PM

Nicely crafted truck, a toy to keep

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 05-19-2019 06:33 PM

a very nice looking truck for your grand son GREAT JOB :<))))

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

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#13 posted 05-21-2019 08:56 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments. I appreciate it.

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

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