Wooden toy trucks are great projects both for the woodworker who builds them as well as for the end user who'll derive hours of pleasure playing with them. In this collection of nine working vehicles, author Les Neufeld has selected toys that are consistently rated by toy manufacturers and retailers as top sellers. All the toys are meant to be used and played with, so they are sturdily built and can be made by woodworkers of all skill levels. The toys are grouped into three sections: four giant machines, including a dump truck and loader; three midsize working trucks; and an eclectic group of vehicles, including a school bus in monster-truck mode and an articulated 8-wheel tractor with trailer.
Les Neufeld has been an ardent woodworker since childhood. With early training in the logging and lumber industry, he later became a machinist and went on to earn a master's degree in education. He received his woodworking and design training at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Author of Tremendous Toy Trucks (9781561583997) and Making Toys that Teach (9781561586066), Les lives in Quesnel, British Columbia.