“C” Cab Stake Truck - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Here is a cool toy that you can build over a few evenings or on the weekend. For even greater enjoyment build it with a young friend at hand. Leave it 'au naturel' or apply a custom paint job.


“C” Cab Stake Truck

Illustration by Len Churchill

42" tread wheels
4axle pins
2beehive 3/4" dia. head lights
1/8", 1/4", 3/8" dowel
6" x 6" x 1/8" to 1/4" piece of wood panel or plywood
6" x 3" x 1/4" stock lumber
3" x 3/4" x 6" stock lumber
• Cut all parts to size.

• Cut two pieces of ¾” stock for motor block and glue together.

• Sand and round edges.

• Drill axle holes, shift rod hole and steering rod hole.

• Dry fit parts. Sand for proper fit (if necessary) before gluing.

• Start at front of truck and glue motor block in place. Work towards the back of truck. Dry fit and glue pieces in place.

• Varnish or paint to finish.

Here are two more of Jim’s pieces. 

JIM THOMS, a retired general builder, is a model
and mold maker from Midland, Ontario

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