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    Default Another Fund Raiser – Hot Rod Ford C Cab Farming Truck for our daughters school fair

    Another Fund Raiser – Hot Rod Ford C Cab Farming Truck for our daughters school fair in October.


    Yes, dad was collared by number three to help out with her school fair with a Lollie Guessing Competition Truck.


    Of course I didn’t mine helping out making a truck that’d hold a load of lollies [candy] for the school, thanks to the support and encouragement of folk on LJ’s I’ve become more and more confident in scratch building wooden toy trucks.


    This truck is 550mm [21.5”] long x 180mm [7”] wide x 230mm [9”] high to the top of the exhaust stack.


    The back is 350mm [14”] x 150mm [6”] x 60mm [2.5”] so should hold a good amount making the guessing competition fun for all.


    I’ve used a mixture of Red Gum, Spotted Gum, Merbau, American Oak, Cypress Pine along with a few other bits & pieces. to build the truck.


    The finish is my homemade Wipe On Poly [30% Tung Oil, 40% Clear Stain Polyurethane, 30% Turps].


    The wheels are shop bought as are the furniture buttons for the other lights.


    A “THANK YOU” goes to LJ’s members, for the “C Cab” pattern courtesy of Doug and the Ford Logo from Alex.


    A pleasing 35hour project which I’m sure some child will love for many years.

    Cheers, crowie

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    Another great contribution, not only to the forum but also to your daughter's school, the kids will love it. Hopefully we will get an update when you fill it with the lollies.
    Your builds keep improving every time you do a new one and doing scratch builds must take a lot more thinking to nut it out to get proportions right. Surely you must be getting towards the end of those wheels you bought ages ago in your bulk order
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    Hi,
    Didn't the little blue feller get in on the act this time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Duke View Post
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    Didn't the little blue feller get in on the act this time?
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    He helped with the build.
    Wouldn’t be without Handy in the shed helping me!

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    a fund raiser? yeah? How?
    silent auction or what?

    I am interested
    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

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    Excellent work as ever Handy; and it's good to see that you allow the big fella to get involved
    A thief stole my anti-depressants. I hope he’s happy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyz View Post
    a fund raiser? yeah? How?
    silent auction or what?

    I am interested
    They’ll fill the back of the with a few different types of wrapped lollies.
    The competition is you have to guess the correct number of individual lollies are in the back of the truck.
    Not as easy as it looks either, but a correct guess wins the truck and the load of lollies.
    Cheers crowie

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    Top work Peter (and Handy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by crowie View Post
    They’ll fill the back of the with a few different types of wrapped lollies.
    The competition is you have to guess the correct number of individual lollies are in the back of the truck.
    Not as easy as it looks either, but a correct guess wins the truck and the load of lollies.
    Cheers crowie

    Bug ger. bit far to drive
    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

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    Another excellent build by Handy and Crowie. It might be a Ford but I bet it is a Peterbuilt.

    Just imagine the funds that could be raised if the competition was also run on the internet.

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    Brilliant work yet again Crowie. I love the mix of timbers you have used, they really do go well with the main body timbers. It is good to see young Handy giving you a hand in the workshop now that the weather has warmed up a bit.

    Hoping the fund raiser is super successful.

    Alan...

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    brainwave idea....or brain fade, depending how much interest this attracts and also financially, you could make another again for the schools funds and run internet auction. Id be buying a few tickets
    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

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    Kinda late to the party but noticed some side ways pictures.
    There you go much more better. LOL
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    And here’s the truck load of lollies [candy] for the guessing competition….
    This is going to be a difficult task to guess the correct number of pieces….


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    dang that looks good
    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

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