Dump Truck for the local "Boys & Girls Club" Easter Guessing Competition

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Project by crowie posted 03-10-2020 06:52 AM 2046 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dump Truck for the local “Boys & Girls Club” Easter Guessing Competition [Fund Raiser].

Not the prettiest of trucks I’ve made.
It’s based on a truck from the book Weekend Woodwork Projects.
Thank you to Ken, aka “FrenchGoatToys” for helping me clarify some of the measurements.

I have made the tipper body larger than the original plans to allow for more Easter Eggs, but then of course one has to then adjust all the other measurements plus add some personal touches, detailing.

And YES, I’ve made the tipper body as a tipper with a swinging gate which added more figuring out.

The tipper body is Pacific Maple dressed with American Walnut.
The cab a mixture of Pacific Maple, Radiata Pine and Red Gum.
The radiator is Merbau.
The bumper bars are both Tassie Oak.
The front mudguards are Red Gum.
The headlights are Tassie Oak.
The fuel tanks are Pacific Maple.
The air tanks & exhaust stacks are Tassie Oak.
The wheels are shop bought as are the furniture button used for lights.
The steering wheel is a timber button with Australian Red Cedar seats & Tassie Oak engine cover in the cab.

The overall measurements are:
Length – 13” [350mm]
Width – 6.5” [165mm]
Height – 10” [250mm]

About 15-20 hours of making it work.

Finish is 3 coats of home made Wipe On Poly
30% Tung Oil; 40% Satin Clear Polyurethane; 30% Mineral Turps.

The truck will be filled with Easter Eggs next week for display at the community club and hopefully again raise some good funds towards equipment for the children.

PS – I’m still trying to work out a LOGO for my ACC [A Crowe Creations] signature….

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

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#1 posted 03-10-2020 07:57 AM

Wow another impressive build for a worthwhile community project Pete!

Looks like a Beaut Brute to me.

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 03-10-2020 08:13 AM

Mark my words. Children will love the proportions. Well done!


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Vítězslav Kačor

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#3 posted 03-10-2020 08:20 AM

barevna škala dřeva,pěkné

-- Vítek

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#4 posted 03-10-2020 08:26 AM

barevna škala dřeva,pěkné

- Vítězslav Kačor

Color box wood, nice

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

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#5 posted 03-10-2020 08:57 AM

Very nice Peter. and hope it raises lots for the club. As for the Logo why not just keep it as ACC which keeps it simple if you need to add it to the vehicles.

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#6 posted 03-10-2020 09:59 AM

Suburb Crowie,
I wouldn’t like to be changing the differential on that rig.
Lovely work.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#7 posted 03-10-2020 10:02 AM

Yep, another money maker for the kids

-- 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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#8 posted 03-10-2020 10:10 AM

Great little truck for a great cause.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 03-10-2020 10:53 AM

It is so cute and adorable…..I like that odd, non regular shape…like from some cartoon.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-10-2020 12:07 PM

Not the prettiest of trucks I’ve made.

What are you talking about? There is beauty in all that we do. Just different.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#11 posted 03-10-2020 01:25 PM

dont be to hard on yourself Peter … I am positive some little tyke will grow to love this truck … its very nice of you to do this work .. GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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#12 posted 03-10-2020 03:29 PM

How about this

By the way, that’s a nice truck.

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

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Orvile Baker

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#13 posted 03-10-2020 03:41 PM

Very well done sir.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#14 posted 03-10-2020 07:07 PM

Nice build…. Cute little truck!

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

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#15 posted 03-10-2020 07:41 PM

Going tall really adds the cute factor to this toy truck!!!
Nice job!!!

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