Kenworth Dump Truck

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Project by Pa_the_Woodworker posted 03-16-2021 12:34 AM 1029 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Continuing my quest to make legacy toys for my granddaughters, I just finished building the Toys & Joys Kenworth Dump Truck (Pattern number 58) for Brianna. It’s made of pine and poplar with hardboard accents, and finished with Watco Tung Oil.

I formed the box bed by laminating three pieces of 1/8” hardboard and edging with 3/8” x 3/8”” pine. I love the detail of this plan especially the hydraulic lift mechanism under the dump. For added strength, the cab guard was attached to the box using 1/8” dowels. I also built a storage box from 3/8” plywood to protect the truck for generations.

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

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#1 posted 03-16-2021 01:46 AM

Nice looking toy!

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

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#2 posted 03-16-2021 04:40 AM

That’s a beauty!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 03-16-2021 07:23 AM

A really nice one. I like the two colors in the engine hood. Well done!


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#4 posted 03-16-2021 11:19 AM

I like it. Very nice job

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#5 posted 03-16-2021 01:27 PM

Nice job!

-- Rich

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#6 posted 03-16-2021 01:59 PM

i also love the hood GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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#7 posted 03-16-2021 04:15 PM

Very cool toy. I love the details.

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#8 posted 03-17-2021 03:41 AM

Inspiring work.

-- Still so much to learn!

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#9 posted 03-17-2021 09:48 AM

Absolute stunner sir…

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

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