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Plywood Monster Truck

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Charlie & Rachael Houston

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Charlie & Rachael Houston
San Antonio, USA

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This is a monster Truck made from 1/4" (0.25) birch plywood. 2 axles are made from 1/4" (0.25) diameter dowels. the wheels are carved out of black MDF, and the tread was carved on a rotary 4th axis. The tread is optional.

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Material Description Price
Baltic Birch Plywood

Baltic Birch Plywood

12" × 24" × 1/4" Baltic Birch Plywood

$9.49

Black MDF Sheet

Black MDF Sheet

8" × 12" × 1/4" Black MDF Sheet

$5.49

$14.98
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1

Getting Started

10 minutes

Prepare birch plywood to be carved and clamp workpiece down onto wasteboard. Begin carving parts.

2

Glue Up

30 minutes

Glue up all pieces and clamp them together. A good trick I like is to add a bit of salt to the glue to keep the pieces from slipping while clamping. Let glue set over night.

3

Sanding

30 minutes

After all pieces are glued together into one shape to form the body of the truck, sand any uneven spots from pieces shifting from clamping. If you took my advice and added a little salt, this step shouldn’t take too long and the imperfections should be minimal.

4

Tire Details

30 minutes

I like to use a drill press to create the look of a rim in the tires. I use a 1" forstner bit to create a 1/16" deep hole, the a 7/8" forstner bit to make another 1/16" hole in the center on the first one. This gives the tires some depth.

5

Wheel Attachement

30 minutes

Glue one side of a 0.25" wooden dowel into the hole of one tired, then run dowel through the holes in the rises on the bottom of the truck body and repeat the glue up on the other side. repeat this for the other set of tires.