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For such a small simple toy this little Monster truck was quite a challenge to make. I tried several methods for making these and always wound up doing a lot of sanding to get the results I wanted. What I haven't tried so far is pattern routing. This seems to be a perfect project for a pin router.

The finish is brushed amber shellac with a dab metallic craft paint to accent the hubs.

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This is so cool a wood toy truck and the workmanship is flawless.
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Darn Good Bob, sure looks like one rough and tough rumble truck.
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I for got to mention that even though it may not be the fastest it has no trouble crushing hot wheels cars.[biggrin]
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I did something very similar to what you did.

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I did this the first time because I have a box full of wheels this size and I'm always looking for something I can use them for. One day I decided to see what a 2x4 Play Pal looked like after some one here posted that they cut them out of 2x scrap.

I thought the little wheels looked ok on the bug but they looked odd on the truck. I started looking through my boxes of wheels and soon had a pair mounted.

My wife thought it was cool. My grandson loved them at first sight. Everyone who has seen them likes them.

And so it began. The Play Pal monster truck was born.

I have a few more in the queue.

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Looks great. Such a nice shiny finish.
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Looks great. Such a nice shiny finish.


The finish is several brushed on coats of Bulls Eye Amber Shellac. I'm still undecided about it. Its a bit tricky to brush on these little cars. Hard to get it even. I'm going to try spraying it soon and see how that works.

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