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This truck is like the big dirt contractors are going to. If you like to do woodiworking with a lot of miters and angles, this is the one for you, I never counted them but there are more than enough. Each wheel has 72 slots to make the thread.this truck is made of walnut,soft maple, hard maple,oak,hickory ,and 2 I dont know, because they came from recyeied pallets. In fact the whole truck is recyeled wood ,except the walnut in the wheels. About 3 weeks worth of time went in building it. I made 2 of them, at the same time. Comments apprecieated.
Chuck

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Excellent work Chuck.
 

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How about those wheels! I made the articulated hauler. Took me a heck-of-a-lot than three weeks and I only made one.

Beautiful job!

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Great looking truck.

God Bless
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Chuck, WOW, those are some pretty nice dump trucks. Great job!
 

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Chuck,

I really enjoy looking at these models. Even though they can be viewed as "toys" it takes both skill and talent to build one of these. I have a great deal of respect for the abilities of any woodworker who is able to complete something like this.

Nice post, by the way.
 

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Looks like a winner to me Chuck…..I think I like this new plan..
 

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hi chuck, can describe how you made the wheels?
 

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The wheeis are cut out on the drillpress with a hole cutter , then sanded on a jig that makes them truely round,then they are indexed to a ceratin degree then they are cut on the table saw with the blade set3/16 th hi.the gig is set at an angle and they are cut on the index marks. then one side is drilled al the way thru .a 1/4 inch disck is gluded in between the 2 halfs a hub ie made an glued in.wheel is then sanded on the trueing gig on the discked sander.takes a lot of time.good luck
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Great job! Thanks for the post!
 
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