Keepin’ on Truckin’

I’ve always really enjoyed the tradition of wooden toys, and although I have not made too many myself (other than the few dinosaurs and front-loader gracing my office primarily), I’m constantly drawn to the wooden toys that are more heirloom than toy, with beautiful timbers being showcased, stunning finish, precise details.

I saw these pictures displayed on the Aust Woodwork Forums by one of this site’s regulars.  I’m always inspired when seeing these sorts of toys, so thanks Aussie (Ross) for both producing such an inspiring project, and sharing the stunning results with us!

1929 Ford Stake Bed Truck

1929 Ford Stake Bed Truck

Early Model Car and Truck

Early Model Car and Truck

A proud craftsman (and owner) of some beautiful examples

A proud craftsman (and owner) of some beautiful examples

A complete WIP (work in progress) can be seen here, and the plans themselves came from Toys and Joys.  I am seriously considering ordering some plans myself! I’ve perused the site a number of times, but having seen a local result is particularly inspiring! I hope at some time I will get to share my own version – hope it looks anywhere near as good as this!

3 Responses

  1. Ross I watched your progress in the WWF as did many others, you created a work of art.

  2. Great job Aussie,You should be very proud of you achievment.

  3. They don’t come any better than that Ross. A top job. Your WIP was the inspiration I needed to get my own plan from Toys and Joys. Will be highly delighted if mine turns out half as good as your models.

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