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Eddy

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Here's the famous Mercedes truck fearlessly rumbling along another perilous jungle cliff path somewhere in deepest Africa. 

This is my first try and I enjoyed it so much, I think I will keep going.
I might try the Landrover next and impress the heck out of my father in law (always a good thing) who is an avid Landrover fan.

I used mostly maranti with pine wheels.

The cab is sprayed with Rustoleum.
The body is stained with a wood stain.
The wheels were made with a hole saw and drill press used as a lathe, stained with spirit based leather dye and waxed with a beeswax recipe I learned from this site. (VERY good on the hands.)

Thanks for the brilliant designs.
Keep going strong.

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harry

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Nice looking truck. Maranti must be a local species to your area, I have never heard of it.
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A very solid looking build, well done.
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HI Eddy, I love this. The photography is just stunning and your workmanship and artistry makes this wood toy truck a true heirloom. The combinations of color and wood tones show that you are a true artist. I bow to you.
Eddy

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MAN these comments are very encouraging.
They make me want to rush out to my workshop and get going with the next one.

Thanks for the kind words.
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The praise is well deserved, Eddy, that's a great truck!
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Love that TRUCK!!!! Great job! You're right. That is all I want to do to is make toys. Ahhh, us big kids, nothing like the smell of sawdust in the morning!!! Hah LOL! 
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Tony

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Very nice job there, love your wheels
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Rod T

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Nice work Eddy

Can't wait to see what you do next, now that you have the bug.

Making toys is very addictive.

Cheers
Rod T

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Interesting color selection. I like it.

Very nice photo.

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