Mac Superliner - Toy Block Hauler

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Project by George_SA posted 06-11-2021 08:49 AM 582 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandson is due to be born End of August / early September this year. Grandpa decided he would need something to play with when he gets a little bit older. I like the look of the older Mack trucks and drew the plans in SketchUp from a blueprint that I found on the internet as well as a lot of pictures supplied by Google.

I decided to add toy blocks as the cargo to make it a bit more interesting for the future young trucker, so that he may add building skills to his life experience. I was gifted a bag of floor blocks a few years ago and decided that would make ideal wooden toy blocks.

I cut the floor blocks to a few different shapes and sizes to fit into the cargo hold of the trailer.

In the end there are a total of 333 building blocks packed into four layers in the trailer. To load and offload the cargo I made the roof and back door removable. They are kept snugly in place with dowel pins.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#1 posted 06-11-2021 09:58 AM

Very timber mixture and combinations George.
A great amount of detail in the Mack prime mover.
I love the lid on the trailer for the block storage, top marks sir.

And congratulations on the little bloke, hoping he arrives safe & sound.

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

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#2 posted 06-11-2021 10:33 AM

Really nice build, with the details on the rig. The trailer is a great idea, now you have a puzzle the load it. Getting all those pieces in the right place to get the lid on.

Grandpa has opened the shop early, and I see many years in your future to build more like this. Congratulations on a new future arrival.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 06-11-2021 01:18 PM

grandpa did one h311 of a nice job ! That tractor is absolutely fantastic, the lumber combos are perfect

-- 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 06-11-2021 02:00 PM

nice truck and a cleaver load GREAT JOB :<)))

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

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#5 posted 06-11-2021 02:34 PM

I like the idea of the trailer being used as a storage box. Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 06-12-2021 10:14 PM

WOW ! Great truck, George!!!!!!


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

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