Construction Grade Toys #1: Getting Started

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 08-15-2011 08:58 PM 17882 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am planning on giving purely woodworking based gifts for Christmas this year. For my son I have settled on the Construction Grade Toy projects from Wood Magazine.

Both my Father and Father in Law are woodworkers, we have decided to split the set up amongst ourselves. I am taking the Crane and I am going to make a Modified Tractor Trailer into a Dump Truck. He will get one from each of us for Christmas and the other for his birthday.

First up the Dump Truck.

ps It is nice to get back in the shop!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#1 posted 08-15-2011 09:00 PM


Nice to see you back in the works, and this looks like a great project. any idea what species you’d be using?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 09:42 PM

I am planning to use what I have on hand, which luckly for me is Walnut and Maple.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#3 posted 08-15-2011 10:19 PM

Cool idea … I have a grandson who would love these… may have to follow along with your journey.. may I also say nice to see you back..

-- Be safe.

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#4 posted 08-16-2011 12:14 AM

I need to do this for the grandkids.
Thanks for the tickle.

I will be watching you,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Dan Lyke

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#5 posted 08-16-2011 11:50 PM

Eagerly following along!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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