Little tray back truck toy for gifts or giveaways

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Project by crowie posted 07-12-2021 01:44 AM 1307 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Little tray back truck toy for gifts or giveaways

I started playing around with an existing template pattern I had to make a slightly different bigger little wooden toy truck.

The body is old recycled Pacific Maple with 2” shop bought wheels.

The trays are slightly different in that one has the sides glued on top of the base while the other I’ve glued the sides to the side making a large tray.

I’m not sure which one I prefer but to the child who receives either, it’ll be fun and play for hours.

Two different types of furniture buttons were used for the headlights giving very different appearances.

The finish is 3 coats of my homemade WipeOnPoly.

A good fun project to keep busy during a lockdown isolation period.

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 07-12-2021 02:18 AM

That looks like a fun way to haul stuff, Peter! I’m pretty sure I would pick whichever tray could haul more stuff. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 07-12-2021 02:27 AM

Great little build that will make the littleis feel great.

A good fun project to keep busy during a lockdown isolation period.
- crowie

Sorry to hear the stats…

Being a past victim in Victoria… I expect to see a few hundred of these off the production line.

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

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#3 posted 07-12-2021 03:55 AM

Way cute!!!
Over load the back and you’d be doing wheelies for sure.
But hey I love doing wheelies. lol

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#4 posted 07-12-2021 03:58 AM

nice job.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 07-12-2021 04:00 AM

Like your design crowie! The kids that receive these super nice trucks will love them! Heck I would love to play too!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 07-12-2021 05:39 AM

Great project and a good job doing them. Should stand up to a lot of use. Good job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 07-12-2021 05:40 AM

Crowie you have done it again, your talent for churning out these models for kids to play with never ceases to amaze me.
Well done

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

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#8 posted 07-12-2021 07:05 AM

Way cool mate.

That is real nice.


-- 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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#9 posted 07-12-2021 08:40 AM

Cute! Everyone would like to get that type of gift!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 07-12-2021 08:51 AM

Thank you ladies and gents for your kind words of encouragement.

Being in the third week of government health lockdown isolation stay at home orders, the woodwork helps keep me sane, focused and motivated.

The hard part is missing out on my exercise program at the deep water hydrotheapy pool.

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

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#11 posted 07-12-2021 11:00 AM

sure looks like they’ll stand up to playtime

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 07-12-2021 11:47 AM

Nice work, Crowie…I like you Smurff!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 07-12-2021 12:11 PM

Great Crowie. Keep them coming.


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#14 posted 07-12-2021 01:25 PM

Very cool!

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

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#15 posted 07-12-2021 01:37 PM

Those are pretty cool Crowie
I like them. Wish I had toys like that when I was a kid.

Hope the lockdown gets over soon!

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