April 13, 2007

toy truck

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 7:38 am

I started this truck a year or so ago, by cutting out the body. Then it sat for a long time while I figured out how to turn wheels on the lathe.  While making the pulls on the armoire I realized I can hold a piece of wood almost a foot long from one side on the new lathe and carve knobs or wheels out of the end of that piece of wood.  the wheels are turned from the same walnut tree I have been tuning bowls from   The truck tuned onto a dump trick with an operable bed, the bed is made from the same cherry tree I have been tuning bowls from.  The wheels and bed are from trees that grew within a mile of the shop, and would have been burned as fire wood, and the body is a piece of purple hart shipped form halfway across the planet.


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