Build a Toy Truck From Scrap Wood!
The inspiration for this project was the scrap piece of 2 X 4 shown in the photo below. I wanted to try to think of something fun to use it for and the idea of turning it into a toy truck struck me.
To build this toy truck the first thing I did was to make a 30 degree miter cut at one end of the 2 X 4. Then I made a straight 90 degree cut about 1.5 inches back from that. The last cut I made was to make a 7 inch long block to be used as the base of the truck. The photo below should offer some clarification with the smaller mitered piece (the cab) sitting on top of the base piece.
To clean up the pieces and remove the possiblities of slivers I sanded the boards smooth with my random orbit sander and 100 grit sand paper.
After I finished sanding I placed the cab block about 1.25 inches back from the front of the base. I then glued and nailed it down to the base using wood glue and 2 inch brad nails.
In the next posting we will give the truck a paint job!