New Cement Mixer Toy

My new cement mixer is now for sale on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/230570554/cement-mixer. The cement mixer really gets mixed in this truck–the mixing drum turns while the truck is driving.

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This truck has been in the works for over a month. First I had to come up with a prototype, then I had to find a woodturner to make the mixing drums for me. I contacted a few Etsy artists, and settled on Hysun Woodturning.

First we tried using fir fence post wood, but it was too soft and had too many cracks in it. Finally he found solid maple pieces that were sold a baseball bat blanks, and those became our mixing drums.

It’s the first time I’ve outsourced a part of my toys, and it worked out quite well, since I don’t have lathe or woodturning skills.

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