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Project by Raymond posted 03-09-2011 06:40 PM 2849 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well the first of 5 of these are completed, I have another one comming off the assembly line in a few weeks. This one took it seams for ages to complete. I made just a few changes in orgional drawings. I wanted opening doors. And I added instruments to the dash. Made mostly from Maple from a tree in our back yard. Some Oak, Yellow Heart for headlights, Purple Heart for tail lights. Walnut for the roof rack and accents. The grill is made from a piece of drywall sanding screen. It’s a very heavy truck. I may yet spray some type of finish, although I like the look of raw wood. In one of the pictures you can see my Dorkie Dog looking through the drivers side window.

-- Ray

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#1 posted 03-09-2011 06:53 PM

Great job. I con only guess how many hours it took to make it. You don’t say how big it is but my guess would be 18 to 24 inches. the opening doors look great.


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#2 posted 03-09-2011 06:59 PM


That’s just awesome !!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 03-09-2011 07:05 PM

Thanks for the comment. Time to build was almost a year but I only worked at it a couple of hours a night a few nights a week. It was from plans from Cherry Tree Toys, although I believe they are the same as ToysandJoys Hummer plans, it’s 20 inches long and about 10 inches high.

-- Ray

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#4 posted 03-09-2011 07:13 PM

Very impressive!

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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#5 posted 03-09-2011 08:02 PM

wow ,very nice project

-- What I can do with a piece of wood and mine or your imagination.

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#6 posted 03-09-2011 08:29 PM

Very Nice Raymond :

I have a copy of the T&J plan but have never gotten around to give it a try. Yours turn out great from what I can see in these pictures. “A tip of the Hat” to you sir..job well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 03-09-2011 08:47 PM

Fantastic detail!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 03-09-2011 08:51 PM

You have more patience than me, Ray! :)

Absolutely fantastic job!


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#9 posted 03-09-2011 08:53 PM

Wow Raymond! Great work on this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 03-09-2011 09:05 PM

Very impressive! How do you cut all the small parts for that? I’ll bet you’re not using a table saw very much.

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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#11 posted 03-09-2011 09:08 PM

I can hear my old sergeant yelling at me from this one. :)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#12 posted 03-09-2011 09:23 PM

great job raymond

-- robert dignam

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#13 posted 03-09-2011 09:42 PM

Crickey thats intense, you are amazing..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 03-09-2011 10:08 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments. For some of the small detail pieces I use my milling machine. I used my router alot on this project as well. I have all the pieces cut for the other 4 and they are all in various stages of construction.

-- Ray

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#15 posted 03-09-2011 10:10 PM

Nuthin’ short of cooooool! Fantastic job!

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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