Crane Truck and Trailer

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Project by exelectrician posted 03-12-2014 02:44 AM 1921 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This toy is for my youngest Grandson in South Africa (that is why the driver is on the right), I can’t wait to see the look on his face when he sees it ….

The crane truck and trailer is one of the projects in Jim Makowiki’s book “Making Heirloom Toys”
I altered the crane to suit myself. Three coats of Daly’s Ship-’n-Shore wiping varnish.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 05:00 AM

Cool toy, nice build, and lucky grandson—an overall winning combination in my book.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 05:19 AM

I like the magnet. Is this exact build from plans? He’s gonna love it and remember.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 10:25 AM

Neat, I like the magnet idea.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 03-12-2014 10:56 PM

The hook is a bolt with a hole drilled through for the string, and the barrels have weak magnets inlaid in the tops, can’t be too careful with kids and magnets!
Thanks for the nice comments guys.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 03:38 PM

Awesome toy! Cool details and pretty woods. I’m sure the little boy will be thrilled. Excellent job!

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