Little Truck or Ute as we'd say Downunder

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Project by crowie posted 04-07-2021 09:46 AM 969 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a simple little truck or Ute as we’d say Downunder that’d be strong and fun to play with.

The Norm Marshall “Model T Ford” which I made a good few years ago was my inspiration.

The first attempt was okay but didn’t quite look right so back to the drawing board.

The second two looked heaps better so I’ve made a of templates and notes to be able to reproduce them.

The cab is made from an offcut of a large Laminated Pine post my builder friend gave me.

The engine and radiator are Merbau.

The sides and the back are Radiata Pine

The wheels are shop bought as I wasn’t happy with the look of the profiled wheels I cut.

The headlights are homemade from dowel, a forstner bit and 1/4” bamboo skewer.

I stained one with mahogany and the other with a mixture of mahogany and jarrah mixed together with my home-made wipe-on-poly finish.

The second two will go to the shop if the owner wants them while the first will be given away as a fun toy.

I can give anyone who wants the pattern of the template and dimensions if you’d like them.

Fun scratch build but my joy really comes when a child has a beaut little hand made wooden toy truck to play with!

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

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#1 posted 04-07-2021 11:00 AM

A real Crowie. Well done mate.


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#2 posted 04-07-2021 11:00 AM

looking good buddy.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 04-07-2021 11:00 AM

cute trucks, they look nearly child proof

-- 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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#4 posted 04-07-2021 11:04 AM

Well done, Peter! They look like fun little trucks!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 04-07-2021 11:05 AM

They look soooo cool mate.
Great Job.


-- 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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#6 posted 04-07-2021 11:39 AM

Nice fleet of T’s, Peter !!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 04-07-2021 01:47 PM

Very cute little truck….very beautiful!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 04-07-2021 02:10 PM

Looks like you’re going to be busy! Nice trucks.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 04-07-2021 02:38 PM

Makes me wish I was a kid again.

-- Still so much to learn!

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#10 posted 04-07-2021 04:10 PM

Great looking trucks and like said pretty much child proof…. indestructible!!

-- “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing"- Edmond Burke

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#11 posted 04-07-2021 04:23 PM

Nice fleet of trucks, like the design, Good workmanship

-- Ron

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#12 posted 04-07-2021 04:42 PM

What toys are supposed to be!

Realistic enough to recognize; yet almost destruction proof!

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

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#13 posted 04-07-2021 07:08 PM

Looks like a fun project.

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#14 posted 04-07-2021 09:53 PM

Excellent looking little trucks!

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#15 posted 04-07-2021 10:01 PM

Another Ford dealership. Nice.

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

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