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Ken Martin

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Hello All

I had a customer who really liked my older puzzle truck, but asked if I could put her grandson's name in it somehow.
So we changed the trailer and made it a block hauler, and the results are below.

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Note; this is the old style Puzzle truck made before John came out with the Martin Motors Car Carrier.

This truck is made out of redwood, and only Cynthia's Beeswax paste was used on it.


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Looks real nice Ken ..... Finish and fit are very good ..... Now what would it look like if it was done from one piece of wood so the grain would match from cab to trailer. The lettering was that done with a router and a set of letter cut outs?
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Hi Sdaupanner

Thanks for the nice words about the block puzzle truck.
Believe it or not this was made from one block of redwood.  The lighter part at the bottom from was going toward the back, but ended up under the trailer cut.

This puzzle truck was cut from one block of wood.  So when we cut the middle of the trailer section out of the trailer for the blocks with a scroll saw, we cut a 1/4" piece off each side of the inside block.
Then we were able to cut the letters out on the scroll saw and stain the center piece behind the letters and glue the sides back on.  Sand and finish with the beeswax and done.

Very simple process.
Again thanks for asking.

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I have used  the same process when I made my Bull Dozer seems to make it a one of a kind item that way, I would think that something of this sort on ESTY would be a good seller.
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Ken,
   I was wondering how you do the letters on the blocks - thanks for sharing your method with us. I will definitely give it a go.
   I like your block puzzle truck - nicely made and finished. I assume that you bought the wheels, which of course are pretty and compliment the truck. Here in RSA we are more or less left to make our own, which takes a lot of effort and skill.
Well done!
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Hi Dolf

I got a stencil printer from the Scroll Saw Workshop at http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com/  With the stencil printer you can print out all kinds of lettering on you computer.

Wheel:  Yes I buy them from http://www.craftparts.com.  I am not talented enough to make my own.

I am glad you like the puzzle truck.  You can take the plan set from Toymakingplans.com of the Martin Motors Car Carrier, and just change the trailer from a car hauler to a block hauler. 

If I could make the changes to my plan than anyone can.  Easy.

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Ken - Brilliant idea. Slicing the block, then cutting the letter and gluing back together is an excellent tip.
I can see doing this for other projects ... like making door windows for a car/truck and maybe even a windshield. Thanks for posting this.
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Ken, this looks great and I think it would be a great seller too because of the personalization. I have been to Steve Good's site before, but never sdownloaded the stencil printer program, guess it is about time. I could use it for making signs for the truckstop or thin signs for the sides of the trucks, or maybe the red oval of Peterbuilt to put on the sides of the hoods. 

And Udie, you did it again, you got me thinking how I could possibly use this technique of slicing the wood, making a windshield, windows and other possiblities on the Peterbuilt Truckstop I am starting next week for my brother. This why I like coming to read what is posted, answers to questions as well as inspiration for future projects.

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Great idea Ken, they look good I can see orders rolling in for that one.
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Hi Ken,
   Great job, based on it one can develop many other puzzles ideas. The method you've used to make the letters ara very good, I certainly will use it in a future project. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations, 
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Great job Ken!  I really like the redwood.  Haven't ever used it myself.  Is it easy to cut and work?
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