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Collector’s Edition
Farm Truck
Designed by professional toymaker Steve
Baldwin of Omaha, Nebraska, this hardwork-
ing little truck pleases children and adults
alike. And thanks to the full-sized
patterns for many of the parts, it goes
together faster than you might imagine.
Go ahead, give it a try.

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1/4" dowel
3/8" round-overs J
11/2" long
1/4" hole 1/2" deep P
5/16" back from
R Q
front edge 1/8"
S round-overs
1/4" round-overs D
C
N
M
D
L
B
1/4" round-overs N
3/8" round-overs M O
1/4" dowel S 1/4"hole drilled
11/4" long at 20o angle H O
1/4" dowel before

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3/4"
1/4" dowel 101/8" 3/4"
long gluing part
G O 3/4" long
B to C 1/4" dowel
21/2" long
No round-overs

41/4"
I
F E

83/4"
EXPLODED VIEW
K
A 5/16"
73/4" dowel 27/8" long

65/8" to
back edge
of fender

161/2" 1/8"
Wooden
5/16" dowel round-overs wheel
21/4" long

K 1/4" holes

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3/8"

3/8"

21/8"
G 1/4"
41/4" holes 25/8" deep

Cut in half after


F drilling 1/4" holes.
3/8"
41/4" 41/4"
83/4" 21/8"

1/4" holes

1/4" dowels
3/4" long
CHASSIS
3/4"

1
21/8" 4 /4"
61/2"
5/8" A
Seat I location
3" 5/16"hole
1" deep
41/2" 11/2"

13/8" 1/4" holes


11/2"
33/4"
1" 83/4"
1/2"
21/4" 5/16" dowel
1/4" holes
1/2" deep 27/8" long

Hood B 1/4" hole 1/4" dowels 11/4" long


location
(Use holes in fender
5/16"hole to locate.)
1" deep
3/4"
5/16" dowel 21/4" long

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Bill of Materials
Finished Size HOOD

Matl.
3/4"
35/16"

Qty.
Part
T W L 3/4"
33/8" 5/16"
CHASSIS AND CAB
3/4"
A chassis ‡" 4‹" 16fi" W 1 3/4"
3/4"
B hood 1/4"
blank 2fl" 3ˇ" 4¤" C/O 1
B
C cab front ‡" 4" 4Œ" C 1 3/8"

D doors ‡" 2‡" 4" C 2 23/8"

E box base ‡" 4‹" 8‡" W 1


25/8"
F* cab back
bottom ‡" 4‹" 2" C 1
G* cab back 5/8"
top ‡" 4‹" 2¤" C 1
H cab top ‡" 4‹" 5fi" C 1
I seat 1fi" 2fl" 2Œ" LW 1 29/32"

J steering
wheel ›" 1‹" dia. W 1 11/2"
1/4" holes 3/8" deep drilled
K fender
blanks ‡" 2fl" 11" C 2 into bottom of hood using
29/32"
Oak Cherry holes in chassis A as guides
TRUCK BOX
L truck bed ‡" 7›" 9fl" O 1
M box trim ‹" ‡" 7›" O 2
CUTTING DIAGRAM
N box trim ‹" ‡" 10¤" O 2
I * J
O ribs ‡" 7" 7Œ" O 3 A E
P stakes ‹" fi" 4" O 12
3/4 x 51/2 x 36" Walnut
Q slats ‹" fl" 6›" O 6 * Plane or resaw to thickness
S G, F listed in Bill of Materials.
R slats ‹" fl" 10¤" O 6
HEADLIGHTS AND HUBCAPS D K *
C H B B
S* headlights ‡" 1" dia. C 2 D K
3/4 x 71/4 x 48" Cherry
T* hubcaps ›" Œ" dia. M 4
* Cut parts marked with an * oversized. Trim to *Q *Q
finished size according to the how-to instructions.
*R
Materials Key: W–walnut, C/O–cherry and oak,
C–cherry, O–oak, M–maple,
LW–laminated walnut N M *P *P
3/4 1
x 5 /2 x 48" Oak
Supplies: ‹" and ˇ" dowel stock, clear finish
T
B L
3/8 x 31/2 x 12" Maple O

3/4 x 91/4 x 24" Oak

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Start with the chassis front edge and centered side-to-side) ends protruding, glue the dowels
1 Cut the chassis (A) to the size list- where dimensioned on the Chassis into the holes in the bottom of
ed in the Bill of Materials. Mark the drawing. Using double-faced tape, the hood.
seven centerpoints for the ‹" holes adhere the hood to the chassis. As
on the top surface of the chassis shown in the photo below, flip Now, for the cab front
where dimensioned on the Chassis the chassis upside down. Then, use and swinging doors
drawing. Using a brad-point bit in the front two ‹" holes previously 1 Cut the cab front (C) and doors
your drill press, drill the ‹" holes drilled in the chassis as guides, and (D) to the sizes listed in the Bill of
where marked. drill ‹" holes ›" deep into the bot- Materials. Transfer the full-sized pat-
2 Mark the four ˇ" axle-hole cen- tom of the hood lamination. terns to all three pieces.
terpoints on the edges of the chassis 3 Separate the hood from the chas- 2 Drill ‹" holes into the bottom of
where shown on the Chassis draw- sis. Transfer the full-sized Top View the cab front and doors where
ing. Drill them 1" deep. We used a pattern on page 10 to the hood lam- marked on the patterns.
large handscrew clamp to hold the ination. Next, mark the centerpoints 3 Rout ›" round-overs along the
chassis steady and square to the drill- for the headlights on the sides of the mating edges of the cab and doors
press table when drilling the holes. hood where located on the Hood where shown on the Exploded View
Don’t drill the ‹" holes for the fend- drawing. Drill a ‹" hole 1fi" deep on drawing. Rout or sand ¤" round-
ers now. each side of the hood blank for the overs along the other edges. Now,
headlight-support dowels. Bandsaw bandsaw the pieces to shape.
Laminate the stock and sand the hood to shape. 4 Drill a ‹" hole at a 20° angle on the
and add the hood next 4 Rout and sand ‹" round-overs on inside surface of the cab front for the
1 Using ‡" and ˇ" stock, laminate the hood where shown on the steering-wheel dowel.
the pieces to form the hood blank Exploded View drawing. (Since the 5 Sand the pieces, and use a pair of
in the configuration shown on hood is small and hard to handle, we ‹" dowels that are 2fi" long to hinge
the Hood drawing. Note that the did the routing on a router table fit- the doors to the cab front. (We had
front of the hood is oak and the rest ted with a fence.) to sand our dowels slightly so the
is cherry. 5 Cut two pieces of ‹" dowel to ‡" doors would swing easily.) Glue the
2 Mark the location where the hood long. Sand a slight taper on one end dowels to the cab front but not to
will sit on the chassis (fi" from the of each dowel. With the tapered the doors.
6 With the bottom edges flush and
the hood centered from side to side
against the cab front, glue and clamp
the hood to the cab.

Construct the box base


and the cab back and top
1 Cut the box base (E) to size. Tape
it to the chassis where shown on the
Exploded View drawing, and use the
holes in the chassis as guides to drill
three mating holes in the box base.
Separate the pieces.
2 For the rearmost hole in the box
base, mark its centerpoint where
dimensioned on the Chassis draw-
ing. Drill the hole.
3 Cut a piece of ‡" cherry to 4‹"
square. Later you’ll crosscut this
piece in two to form the cab back
bottom (F) and cab back top (G)
where shown on the Chassis draw-
ing. Drill a pair of ‹" holes 2fl" deep
into the piece where shown on the
Using the previously drilled front two holes in the chassis as guides, Chassis drawing. Drilling the holes
drill mating holes into the bottom of the laminated hood. now ensures that the holes will align

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101/8"
1/4" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/4"

39/16" 39/16"
N
M 7/8"
23/8" 3/4" 33/8" 3/4" 17/8"
1/2" 1/2"
1/4" holes
3/8" deep 95/8"
drilled into M 21/16"
bottom of
parts O using
holes in box L 1/2" 73/8"
base E as TRUCK BED
guides
21/16"
Location of O
1/2"
Location
of O s 7/8"

PARTS 1/4"
VIEW N

after you cut the piece in two. the seat pattern on page 11 to one Bandsaw the pieces to shape to form
Crosscut the piece in two where end of the blank, and cut the seat to the fenders.
shown. shape. Sand the seat smooth, and 3 With the fenders still taped togeth-
4 Cut the cab top (H) to size. Glue add a pair of dowels to its bottom. er, sand the edges smooth to remove
and clamp the cab top to the cab 2 Use a compass to mark a 1‹"-diam- the saw marks. Separate the pieces
back top (G). eter disc on a piece of ›"-thick wal- and remove the tape.
5 Adhere the full-sized side view pat- nut stock for the steering wheel (J). 4 Clamp the fenders to the chassis
tern of the cab top (H) from the pat- Drill a ‹" hole through the center of 6fl" from the back edge where
tern insert to one edge. Bandsaw the the walnut disc, and then cut and shown on the Exploded View. Using
top of part H to shape. (Part G makes sand it to shape. holes in the fenders as guides, drill
a handy handle when doing this.) 3 Cut a piece of ‹" dowel to 1fi" ‹" holes fi" deep into the edges of
6 Cut a pair of ‹" dowels ‡" long long, and glue it to the steering the chassis as shown in the photo
and glue them into part G so the wheel (J). on page 8. Glue ‹" dowels 1‹"
dowels protrude ›" and will fit into long into the chassis for supporting
part F. Slide part F onto the dowels A pair of shapely the fenders.
and against G. Sand or rout ‹" fenders come next 5 Sand ¤" round-overs along each
round-overs along the edges of the 1 Cut two pieces of ‡" cherry to 2‡" edge of each fender.
assembly (F, G, H) where noted on wide by 11" long each for the fender
the Exploded View drawing. Sand blanks (K). Using double-faced tape, Add the truck bed and
the assembly smooth, and separate F adhere the pieces face-to-face, with rails for heavy loads
from G. Glue and clamp part F to the the edges and ends flush. Adhere the 1 Cut the truck-box bed (L) to size.
top front surface of the box base (E). full-sized fender pattern to one face Transfer the dimensioned notches
of one piece. from the Truck Bed drawing to
Add the contoured 2 Drill a pair of ‹" holes through the bed.
seat and steering wheel both pieces where marked on the 2 Add a 4"-tall extension to your
1 Laminate two pieces of walnut to pattern. Stick a ‹" dowel through miter gauge. The extension helps
form a blank for the seat (I). Transfer each hole to hold them flush. minimize chipout. Fit your tablesaw

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3/8" 1/2" 1/2" 1
/2"
21/16" 3/8"
P 21/16" 3/8"

P 5/8"
R 1/2"
3/8" 5/8"
5/8" 1/2"
1/2" 5/8"
5/8" P
Q 3/4"
1/2"
3/4"
5/8"
39/16" 1/2"

3/4" 39/16" 1/2"

1/2"
3/4"

N
7/8" 1 73/8"
/2"
1/2"
21/16" 1/2"
21/16" 7/8"
M
L 1/4"
95/8" 1/2" N
1/2"
39/16"

39/16" 1/2"

M
1/2" 101/8"
1/2"

33/8" TRUCK BED


O
23/8"

1/4" hole 3/8" deep O 1/4" dowel 3/4" long


drilled into bottom
of rib using holes in
part E as guides

1/4" dowel
3/4" long

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truck, we recommend gluing the
headlights in place. It eliminates the
chance of a small child swallowing
them. For older children or for a dis-
play/puzzle model, leave the head-
lights removable from the hood.
5 To form the hubcaps (T), plane
maple stock (bird’s-eye looks great)
to ›" thick. Use a compass to mark
four Œ"-diameter circles on the ›"
stock. Now, drill a ˇ" hole ‹" deep
at each centerpoint left by the com-
pass. Finally, cut the hubcaps to
shape.
6 Crosscut four pieces of ˇ" dowel
stock to the lengths (2Œ" and 2‹")
for the wheel axles shown on the
Exploded View drawing on page 2.
Glue a hubcap onto one end of each
piece of dowel. Using the dowel as a
handle, sand the outside surface of
each hubcap to the shape shown on
the pattern.
7 Finish-sand all the pieces, and
add the finish, being careful not to
Tape the fenders to the chassis. Then, using the existing holes in the get finish into the dowel-mounting
fenders as guides, use your drill press to drill mating holes in the chassis. holes.¿
Written by Marlen Kemmet
with a fi" dado blade. Raise the 6 Cut three pieces of ‹" dowel to ‡" Project Design: ©Steve Baldwin
blade ‹" above the surface of the long each, sand a taper on one end Illustrations: Roxanne LeMoine, Lorna Johnson
saw table. Supporting the truck bed of each, and glue the dowels in place Photographs: Wm. Hopkins, John Hetherington
against the extension, cut the notch- in the ribs and box base. Graphic Design: BENDGEN design
es where marked. (Since the notches 7 Now, cut the box stakes (P) and
are evenly placed, we used a stop on slats (Q, R) to size. Sand the stakes so
our miter-gauge extension, enabling they fit easily into the notches in the
Buying Guide
Hardwood kit. All the individual
us to cut several notches using the truck bed (L). Glue the four assem-
pieces shown on the Cutting
same setting.) blies together, being careful to align
Diagram cut oversized from the
3 From the edge of ‡" oak stock, rip the stakes with the notches in the
thickness and species listed in the
the bed trim strips (M, N) to ‹". truck bed.
Bill of Materials. Kit no. WIS92,
Crosscut the bed front, back, and
$39.95 ppd. Add $14 for six
side trim pieces to length, and glue And finally, the headlights
spoked wheels. Heritage Building
them to the bed (L). and hubcaps
Specialties, 205 North Cascade,
4 Transfer the full-sized pattern, and 1 To make the headlights (S), cut a
Fergus Falls, MN 56537.
cut three box ribs (O) to shape. Glue piece of ‡" cherry to 1fi" wide by 3"
Call 800/524-4184 to order.
the ribs to the bottom of the bed long. See page 11 for reference.
where shown on the Parts View 2 Mark the locations, and drill a pair
Toy catalog. For a plan and kit
drawing. of ‹" holes fi" deep.
catalog of other toys from the
5 With the front edge of the bed 3 Bandsaw (we used a „" blade) the
designer of this project, send
(L/M) „" from the back edge of the headlights to shape from the block.
$3 to Baldwin Toy Company,
cab back (F) and centered side-to- Then, hand-sand the back side of
P.O. Box 37014, Omaha, NE
side, clamp the two pieces together. each headlight to the shape shown
68137-0014.
Using the three previously drilled on the pattern.
holes in the box base (E) as guides, 4 Cut a pair of ‹" dowels 1‹" long.
drill ‹" holes ›" deep into the If children under the age of three
ribs (O). will be playing with the finished

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H
3/4"
CAB TOP 1/2"
(SIDE VIEW)
G
CAB BACK TOP

1
⁄4” 1⁄2” 3⁄4” 1”
1/4" hole

To ensure full-size patterns are correct


size, your printer should be set to print
at 100% (not fit to page). Measure
full-sized patterns to verify size.
1/4" dowel
3/4" long

1/4"

1/4" hole

D
DOOR

1/4"

1/4" hole

D
DOOR

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1 /4 "
hole 3/8" deep
1/4"hole 3/8" deep drilled into drilled into bottom of 1 /4 "
hole 3/8" deep drilled into
bottom of rib, using holes in rib, using hole in box bottom of rib, using holes in
box base E as guides base E as guides box base E as guides
(Front rib only) (Rear rib only) (Front rib only)
O
TRUCK BED RIB
(3 needed)

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1/4"

Waste
hole
1/4"

1/4"

1/4"
at 20o angle
hole drilled

B
C

HOOD
(TOP VIEW)
chassis A as guides
CAB FRONT

holes 11/2" deep


bottom of hood using holes in
holes 3/8" deep drilled into
1/4"
hole

Waste
3/8"

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1/4" hole
5/16" hole 1/4" deep

HUBCAP
(TOP VIEW)
2"
3/8" stock 5/16" hole
1/4" deep
T T
1/4" hole I 1/4" hole
SEAT 3/8" 2"
deep
(SIDE 7/8"-dia.
VIEW)
T T

FENDER
(2 needed)
HUBCAPS

The purchase of these plans does


not transfer any copyright or
other ownership interest in the
plans, the design, or the finished
1/4" dowel K project to the buyer. Buyer may
11/4" long neither reproduce the plans for
sale nor offer for sale any copies
of the finished project.
S

HEADLIGHT ©Copyright Meredith Corporation 1998


(TOP VIEW)
(2 needed)

1" dia.
1/4" holes
5/8" 1/2"
deep
11/2"

S
HEADLIGHTS
3"

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