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Thread: Toy cars, quick project

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    The Heart of Dixie

    Toy cars, quick project

    Never been into making toys. But a while back I had bunch of 5/4 popular shorts. I had to use the hole saw to cut some holes and the scraps looked like tires. I had an idea!

    Grabbed some of the cutoffs. Sketched out a car outline and cut it out on the bandsaw. Round over the edges, drill some windows and 3/8" dowels for axles and we had a toy car.

    I whipped these out really quick. Someone creative could do more with them I am sure. But I love the Roadster. That one is going on the bookcase in my office!

    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Those are great, Jeff. I really like both the roadster and the bus.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I lilke them too.

    You can also wear the bus like metal knuckles if you ever get into a fist fight.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  5. #5
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    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Jeff nice little cars.

  6. #6
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    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    Those are great Jeff.
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  7. #7
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Great idea for using scraps!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan

    I know a guy on another forum, Dick Grage, who has been building similar cars etc for a very long time, he gives them all away, to daycare centers, churches, children's hospitals etc here is what his count is at the moment....

    Toys: Wood is Good! 5,075 cars and counting. 273 doll cradles, 252 trucks

    I think this kind of wooden toy is way better than any plastic thing, for one they last and last, and also they make the kids come up with all the cool details!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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