Every year I create an ornament for our reps to make and distribute around the holidays at demos and trade shows. This year, one of our customers volunteered to make it for us. Construct A Truck USA is a unique and creative, family-owned company based in Michigan. Their vision: In the heart of the automotive industry--Dearborn, Michigan--comes a new manufacturer. A smaller kind of car company with a big idea: Let youngsters build their own model truck on an assembly line! And in that spirit, they created a small ornament that can be glued together for your tree.
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Step 1: Watch It Being Made
Step 2: Materials
Wood – any thickness that your laser will cut. We used 1/8” pre-finished alder from Colorado Heirloom
Super Glue or wood glue
2 - #6 x 1/2" pan head sheet metal screws
Step 3: Laser!
We used a Trotec Speedy 400 120 watt laser for this project.
Engrave: Power – 100, Speed – 50, Hz – 500, Air Assist – ON
Cut: Power – 100, Speed – 2.10, Hz – 2500
Step 4: Assembly
1. Glue the three body pieces together first.
2. Attach the wheels with the screws. Alternatively, if you don’t want the wheels to rotate, you can just glue them on as well.
3. Glue the fender pieces on ensuring that they don't rub against the wheels.