My friends at Coastal Enterprises (suppliers of Precision Board) needed a new display piece for a trade show that is only a couple of weeks away. Inspired by the Kel-Mor dump truck (which was featured in this month's SignCraft magazine) they wanted a small truck of their own. Sample pieces of Precision Board will be stacked up on the back.
I did up a quick concept sketch which they approved in an instant.
As I started designing the files to cut the pieces I decided to add another back axle and make it a tandem - just for fun. Ten wheels are much more impressive than six. The MultiCam CNC router made short work of cutting all the pieces I needed. Here they are mocked up and ready to glue.
Then it was time to begin the gluing of the many pieces to make it into the truck I imagined.
There are still a few more pieces to glue on before I will do the final hand shaping and then add the sculpting epoxy to make all of the details. It is going to be a fun display piece! Stay tuned for more...