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Project by Pa_the_Woodworker posted 03-03-2021 01:13 AM 739 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My quest to make legacy toys for my granddaughters continues. I just finished the T&J Big Rig Plan TJ-32 for my granddaughter, Avery. The project is made from western red cedar and pine; and is finished with Watco tung oil. It was a joy to build. I amended the plans (which are light on detail) by adding to the truck: mirrors, mud flaps, cab seat, steering wheel, gear shift, signal lights, cab lights and air horns. I also added a tool box, rear doors, fenders and clearance/tail lights to the trailer. I cut the heads off 1.5” finishing nails to hinge the trailer doors.

Additionally, I constructed a storage box from 3/8” plywood to protect the truck for many years. Avery loves this addition to her cedar log dollhouse and thinks “future generations will enjoy them.”

-- When you're not hansome, it pays to be handy -- Pa





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Rich1955

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#1 posted 03-03-2021 02:03 AM

Great looking truck, Your grand kids are lucky to have a grandfather like you!

-- Rich

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 03-03-2021 02:19 AM

Beautiful job PtW...

Love the thought of the box… especially for storage as it is a tad too detailed (and delicate) as an immediate grandchild toy…

Legacy definitely… Have you considered perspex (c-threw) top and front rather than hide it?

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

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Eric

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#3 posted 03-03-2021 02:29 AM

Very detailed truck. Great job grandpa, they are some lucky granddaughters.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 03-03-2021 11:42 AM

Great job with nice added details

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sras

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#5 posted 03-03-2021 04:00 PM

Nice work – the storage box is a very interesting idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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ohwoodeye

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#6 posted 03-03-2021 04:28 PM

Looks great.
Make a replacement set of smoke stacks as those will be the first thing to snap off at some point.
Box is a phenomenal idea.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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WoodenDreams

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#7 posted 03-03-2021 05:56 PM

1st glance I would have said Peter Car. Nice looking truck and trailer.

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moke

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#8 posted 03-03-2021 07:11 PM

What a great idea, a Legacy toy for each grandchild…plus it is very well done…Good job!

-- Mike

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Borre1985

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#9 posted 03-04-2021 04:20 PM

WOW! looks cool. Great hiding place for a bottle of of something:D

-- Luis Hartzog, https://bestwoodcarvingtool.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 03-04-2021 10:01 PM



... Great hiding place for a bottle of of something:D

- Borre1985


I keep telling the missus that hiding my bottles is unconsumable censorship... except from competitive consumers.

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

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Pappyles

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#11 posted 03-12-2021 11:27 PM

Very cool!

-- Les, Pa.

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crowie

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#12 posted 03-17-2021 10:11 AM

Sir, while the truck and trailer combination are beautiful; I’m loving that it’s for your granddaughter, that’s special!

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

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