28th Sep 2019, 01:15 PM #1
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.
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28th Sep 2019, 02:19 PM #2
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 orderDallas
28th Sep 2019, 02:37 PM #3
Didn't the little blue feller get in on the act this time?
Enough is enough, more than enough is too much.
28th Sep 2019, 02:59 PM #4
28th Sep 2019, 03:09 PM #5
a fund raiser? yeah? How?
silent auction or what?
I am interestedLife expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
28th Sep 2019, 03:14 PM #6
Excellent work as ever Handy; and it's good to see that you allow the big fella to get involvedNothing succeeds like a budgie without a beak.
28th Sep 2019, 03:20 PM #7
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.
28th Sep 2019, 06:58 PM #8GOLD MEMBER
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Top work Peter (and Handy)
28th Sep 2019, 08:49 PM #9
28th Sep 2019, 08:49 PM #10
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.
28th Sep 2019, 08:50 PM #11GOLD MEMBER
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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.
28th Sep 2019, 09:00 PM #12
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 ticketsLife expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
30th Sep 2019, 02:21 AM #13
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12th Oct 2019, 07:57 PM #15
dang that looks goodLife expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
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