Saturday, May 11, 2019

Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Lumber Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet


Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck

I made this toy truck using Pine Wood Body, Birch Hardwood Axles, Birch Hardwood Wheels, Nontoxic Acrylic Paint, Nontoxic Amber Shellac, and Nontoxic Wood Glue. The paint is hand brushed acrylic. Amber shellac was used for all the hardwood parts.  There is a notch under the front of the truck for a tow hook. One of the trucks in this series is a tow truck.

Handmade wooden toy tow truck towing One of the other trucks in the Series showing how the tow hook works
Handmade wooden toy tow truck towing One of the other trucks in the Series showing how the tow hook works.



I looked at several methods of holding the load on the back before finally settling on the Rubber bands. These are nonlatex rubber bands I purchased from Amazon. No worries about latex allergies and they are easy enough for a small child to manage.  The hooks are birch axle pegs. The prototype has been in use for almost 2 years, and the bands are still looking like new.

Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck

I use pine for the body to help keep the weight down. It could easily be made from hardwoods or even MDF, but it would be much heavier, and at 14 ounces it is already pushing the limit for the cheap first class shipping.

Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck


I used Oak for the bed of the truck because I did not think pine would be strong enough and I think the contrasting color of the oak looks nice.

Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck


I cut the timbers on my Shopsmith table saw using a MicroJig Grr-ripper to hold the small pieces. It worked great. The timbers are unfinished, but they have been thoroughly sanded smooth and the corners rounded.

Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Side View


It takes several days to make one of these. Primarily, this is due to painting. There are several coats of paint on the body that need to be bone dry to sand between the layers of paint.  Because I work full time and live in a very humid climate, I usually have to wait 24 hours between coats of paint. Some paints, usually the lighter colors take longer.


Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Rear View


This handmade wooden toy lumber truck is made to order. Ships in 5 to 10 business days. Many colors and finishes are available including oils or no finish at all. Want it as a kit to assemble yourself? Just ask. I can paint this toy just about any color you want. Custom orders are welcome. The finish is hand painted any color you choose.


Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Side/Rear View


Shellac is a safe, non-toxic, durable finish that has been approved by the FDA for use in foods. All the paints are non-toxic acrylics.

Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Tie Down Pin Detail


Length: 9 inches
Height: 4 inches
Width: 3.5 inches
Weight" ~14 ounces


Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Right Side View

These are durable toys and given reasonable care this toy should last a very long time. Toys built for play.

Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Right Side/Front VIew


I combine shipping when you order multiple items. I refund excess shipping.


Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Front View








Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Left Side/Front View




Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Left Side View





Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Left/Rear View





Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Rear View



Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Right/Rear View





Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Right Side Top Showing the Bed Detail





Etsy Listing 691678874 - Wooden Toy Truck Quick N Easy 5 Truck Fleet Lumber Truck Yellow Amber Shellac Pine White Oak Birch
Etsy Listing 691678874 - Handmade Wooden Toy Truck Lumber Truck Rear Top Showing the Bed Detail

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