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Making construction vehicles for kids
St-Amour, Luc, 1965-
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Publication Information:
East Petersburg, PA : Fox Chapel Pub., [2001]

Physical Description:
109 pages : illustrations, plans ; 28 cm
Loader -- Dozer -- Dozer loader -- Excavator -- Grader -- Skidder -- Grapple skidder -- Backhoe.
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TT174.5.V43 S738 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Featuring over 200 assembly drawings, this step-by-step reference makes building wooden construction toys simple. From building the wheelbase to adding the buckets, craftsmen can create these toys exactly as they are shown in the book or alter them to create new vehicles with full-size cutting templates provided by the author. The eight projects include: loader, dozer, dozer loader, excavator, grader, skidder, grapple skidder, and backhoe.

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Library Journal Review

Kids (and grownups who are young at heart) can never have enough toys. In these titles, St-Amour shows how to make a slew of realistic model vehicles from wood. Each title offers plans for eight vehicles: a bulldozer, backhoe, pickup truck, airliner, motorcycle, and a train are just some of the offerings. Building toys with small parts requires special care because of the choking hazard to small children. St-Amour solves this problem by offering plans to make similar trucks in two of the books; one offers rugged designs without small parts for kids (Making Construction Vehicles for Kids) and the other offers more elaborate display models (Realistic Construction Models You Can Make). The third title, Amazing Vehicles You Can Make, offers designs for both play and display with guidelines for use. The attractive designs are appealing, offering something for everyone. Most woodworkers will be capable of completing these designs, although some are much more complex than others. All of these titles will be of interest to woodworkers and should be part of libraries' collections. If you can only justify one of these titles, the Amazing Vehicles will serve the widest audience. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.