Monster Truck on the Road

Connor's Truck-frontHere we come moving through the desert on our huge off-road tires!!

Now I’m really excited to get this truck to Connor for his 3rd. birthday.  The truck was completed just in time to take it to our Sin City Woodworkers Meeting on July 17th. for our show & tell segment.  The truck got lots of positive comments from the other members which always makes you feel good!

The final phases of the truck included assembly and finishing.  I used a product made by Minwax called Helmsman Spar Urethane in a satin gloss finish.  It’s a spray can and should hold up well indoors and out as Connor runs this truck through its paces!  The tires were done separately from the rest of the truck so they could get adequate finish.  Once everything had about 4 light coats the truck was assembled.  I changed it a bit from the directions and have a 1/4″ axle going through 3/8″ holes which gives the illusion that there is a bit of suspension to the truck!

All in all, this was a great project to build.  Through the years I’ve discovered the most rewarding aspect of making things is the joy that it brings to others.  That supersedes everything else about it.  Problems and hassles while creating something seem to melt away when you see that it brings some happiness to someone else.  Here’s Connor’s truck, driving off into the sunset.

Connor's Truck-rear


About woodworksbyjohn

I'm a retired woodshop teacher. I build one of a kind furniture pieces and custom picture frames. You can see some of my currently available work, boxes, carvings through my Etsy store: Contact me about your project -- always up for the challenge of unique work.
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