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Realistic construction models you can make
St-Amour, Luc, 1965-
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Publication Information:
East Petersburg, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing, [2001]

Physical Description:
137 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Complete plans and assembly drawings for eight different construction vehicles"--Cover.
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TT174.5.V43 S74 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Making small-scale wooden models of large earth-moving construction vehicles can be done easily using the patterns and common shop tools described in these pages. Eight models featuring movable parts are presented and explained: loader, dozer, dozer loader, excavator, grader, skidder, grapple skidder, and backhoe. Complete assembly drawings for each of the eight toys make these projects simple and fun for adults to create. Drawings show the entire process, from building the wheelbase to adding the buckets. Full-size cutting templates can be used to make the projects exactly as they are shown or altered to create new vehicles. A parts list makes it easy for the hobbyist to gather all the materials needed for construction and assembly.

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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.