Woodcraft Dump Truck

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Project by Steve posted 09-09-2020 03:54 PM 598 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by another member’s dump truck, I went and bought the plans for this Dump Truck from Woodcraft.

I wanted to build a toy to help get rid of all the small pieces of scrap I had laying around which is why I included some Walnut with sapwood in it. Primarily I used Walnut and Cherry with a piece of spalted Maple for the cab and front bumper.

The wheels were made with a hole saw and then finished up on the lathe, which worked really well.

I made one addition to the original plans by adding a working rear door. I was actually quite impressed with myself over the execution of making it work. It happens occasionally!

Made a couple mistakes, but overall I thought the truck turned out great. My sons are both fighting over it, so I’m tempted to jump back in and make another. However, I don’t miss all the glueups.

Questions and comments are both welcome. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-09-2020 09:18 PM

Very nicely done!

You do have to make another—different color combinations then they pick blindfolded—So one cannot claim the others truck!

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 09-10-2020 02:27 AM

Nice work, Steve! Definitely make another for the other boy.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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