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Here is my wooden Peterbiult semi model that I finished on Tuesday. I have been working at it a little at a time since February of this year. It is the first model semi that I made though I've done other woodworking projects before. I followed plans from a book called "Making Toys" by Sam Martin. I enlarged the plans 50% which makes in a full 27" inches long and wieghing 12lbs. I also made some changes to the plans and added a few more details such as the suspension system on the duals as seen in the photos below. It is made from oak and walnut witch creats the dark/light contrast. It has been quite a challenge making the small details such as the decals,clearance lights, and horns.

Above is a picture of one of the rear dual and axle assemblies.

This picture shows the cab and chassis without the wheels and other details.
 

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Finished! Below are pictures of the finished truck after the horns, air cleaners, and all the other details were added.

 

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Here are pictures of the suspension system that I designed for the duals on the truck. There is a small spring between the axle and the chassis which gives the truck about a 1/2 inch of up and down movement. The botoom piccture shows a closeup view of the horns and clearance lights on the roof of the cab.


That's everything! Thanks for looking!
 

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Very cool I like it.
 

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The details and color of the woods really make your model stand out. Me and wood sanding and finishing don't get along so I can appreciate and admire your model's looks a ton. Nice work.
 

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Fabulous job Wayne!!


All those little details, lights, horn, even fuel tank hanger straps and springs all so neatly finished.... :eek: Wow! :cool:
 

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Wow!

I can only imagine the hours spent making that project. This just can't be your first Rodeo (truck or vehicle), can it?? I have to say, I'm quite jealous. I've mastered two things in my long career working in wood, 1- Splinters and 2- Kindling....

The details and color of the woods really make your model stand out. Me and wood sanding and finishing don't get along so I can appreciate and admire your model's looks a ton. Nice work.
Ditto, Tackit!

I built a dog house for my dogs and they refused to go inside it. Even in the rain:)
 

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Beautiful work way95.

Mark, don't sell yourself short. I'm like you, splinters, kindling, and sawdust, you forgot sawdust.
 

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Trailer Update

Well, the trailer is getting along mighty slow, but I thought I'd post some pictures of the bed and if you'd like I'll post finished pics later. I have to make the underbody of the trailer a install the wheels yet; which will take at least another month!:eek:

 

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Man thats nice, be cool if someday you could raise the hood and show a motor.

Now you need to build a semi tow truck.:)
 

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Excellent! Will it be hauling cargo?
Thanks guys! as to your question, Mark/Ohio, I haven't decided what the cargo will be. Of course, it's not a logging trailer so I won't put logs on, but maybe I'll come up with something to put on. Generaly, I draw my ideas in sketchup so I can get an idea wht it will look like before I make it, so I'll just have to experiment till I find a good idea of what to put on the trailer.
Man thats nice, be cool if someday you could raise the hood and show a motor.

Now you need to build a semi tow truck.:)
Good suggestion! I always like to here others' suggestions, but I have a hard time finding patterns for my projects.:( Some skilled woodworkers can make a model vehicle just from looking at a picture, but I'm not there yet!
 

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Thanks guys! as to your question, Mark/Ohio, I haven't decided what the cargo will be. Of course, it's not a logging trailer so I won't put logs on, but maybe I'll come up with something to put on. Generaly, I draw my ideas in sketchup so I can get an idea wht it will look like before I make it, so I'll just have to experiment till I find a good idea of what to put on the trailer.
Working with model railroads I have made a lot of open loads using randam shapes, and coverd them with something that resembles a tarp. Gives you a nice loaded trailer look, but you dont have to build all the detail.
 

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congrats

It looks amazing!!! Once again :DCongrats
 
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