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Project by crowie posted 12-13-2020 10:29 PM 1555 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ford C Cab Trucks for Christmas

After the good response from the local shop owner I decided to just make a couple of wooden toy trucks for his shop as Christmas is just around the corner.

Well, to my great pleasure the trucks were received very thankfully, with the comment that he could have sold the first truck which he has on display a dozen times over.

The trucks are still a work in progress and thanks to the encouragement of Jan, aka Dutchy, I have actually written up a list of parts with measurements to make the process repeatable.
A proper plan is in the pipeline with so clever valuable assistance from Jan who has the “know-how” to do that.
I really appreciate the folk on Lumberjocks as so many have unselfishly given of their time & expertise to encourage me, along with many others.

These two trucks are slightly different from each other in their width, but the wider one is the way to go.

Overall they are approximately 18” [450mm] long; 6” [150mm] wide and 6” [150mm] high.
Most of the timber is reclaimed/recycled Aussie hardwoods machined to size with a mixture of complimentary colours for contrast.
The finish is three coats of my homemade Wipe-On-Poly of Tung oil, Clear Stain Polyurethane & Turps mixture.

Of course any toy truck build wouldn’t be able to be processed through the shed without the able assistance of my good friend and helper “Handy”

I just hope the shop is able to sell them and some lucky child has a beaut wooden toy truck to play with for many years to come.
Have a Blessed Christmas one and all.

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





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Pjonesy

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#1 posted 12-13-2020 11:26 PM

Crowie, you have done it again. You amaze me with your production line and the things you do to help others.
I hope your Christmas is filled with great joy good will.
The other thing I like about you is you are a Ford man like my self.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 12-13-2020 11:27 PM

Man, they are beautiful. Great job.
I have no doubt some kids will be very happy at Christmas time.

Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Eric

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#3 posted 12-14-2020 01:17 AM

Looking good Peter, great job and just in time for Christmas.

Have a Merry Christmas.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 12-14-2020 02:18 AM

Very nice, Peter! Sounds like they’ll find new owners very soon.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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FrenchGoattoys

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#5 posted 12-14-2020 04:27 AM

As always, great job. I think I recognize the wheels. :0)

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

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#6 posted 12-14-2020 05:02 AM

Great work Crowie, nice Christmas presents for some lucky kid. P.S What about a Holden ute.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 12-14-2020 08:05 AM



... I have actually written up a list of parts with measurements to make the process repeatable…
- crowie

Cool crowie... When you start publishing the plans, you moving to Dutchland and start wearing clogs?
You and Dutchy gonna share the same private jet or each buy their own?

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

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crowie

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#8 posted 12-14-2020 08:44 AM


... I have actually written up a list of parts with measurements to make the process repeatable…
- crowie

Cool crowie... When you start publishing the plans, you moving to Dutchland and start wearing clogs?
You and Dutchy gonna share the same private jet or each buy their own?

- LittleBlackDuck


Thank you but no thank you Ducky, I didn’t make the move south when you helped me with the Ford Logos, just very much appreciated the assistance, cheers

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

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Dutchy

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#9 posted 12-14-2020 09:52 AM

You made yourself something beautiful and your comment makes me blush.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 12-14-2020 02:34 PM

Nice trucks Peter – kids are gonna be real happy

-- 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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PaulDoug

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#11 posted 12-14-2020 03:22 PM

You just keep on truck’n!!! Nice job!

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 12-14-2020 04:28 PM

them logos just put the icing on the cake i guess you have to know some1 to get them LOL

You my good friend will make a huge smile on a little tykes face glow with glee ..... these trucks are very nice .... GREAT JOB :<))

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

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sras

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#13 posted 12-14-2020 06:21 PM

Nice work! They should sell fast.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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crowie

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#14 posted 12-14-2020 08:23 PM

Thank you one and all for the continued support & encouragement for the toys I make, it’s very much appreciated.
Special thanks to Doug, aka Hunter who originally sent me the C Cab pattern along with Alex, aka Ducky for the Ford Logos plus again thank to Jan, aka Dutchy for helping with doing a plan. Such a top mob of blokes (and ladies) on LumberJocks!

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

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hookfoot

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#15 posted 12-14-2020 08:27 PM

Beautiful job. I have drove Fords for 66 years.

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