Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'toy'

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FOUND IT! (Anyone remember a miniature bench plane for executives?)

12-31-2018 02:40 AM by Dave Rutan | 20 comments »

[See my comment below] A long tme ago, like maybe in the 1980’s or 90’s, I remember seeing a miniature bench plane and work bench for executives. The idea was that you could plane a miniature piece of wood on your desk to relieve stress, much like a mini zen garden. I think it was offered by a catalog like The Sharper Image or Brookstone, but I can find nothing about it on the internet. I’m just curious about it and would like to see the add for it. Knowing what I ...

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Toy Construction #242: Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

11-08-2018 10:33 PM by htl | 12 comments »

I guess I’m not much of a modern car builder, give me square parts and all is well. lol Here’s the bad part and then the fix. There’s a lot a work that went on between these two pictures. Now we got her back to right.I know this isn’t true Vette styling but it is what it is.I am having a hard time coming up with a seat that works so will be playing with the wheels and sleep on the seat thing.

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Model build #1 : The Exhaust Heat Shield

10-26-2018 11:55 AM by Jason1974 | 6 comments »

This is my first blog entry so I will do my best to explain how I made the heat shield. It’s pretty simple....First I used a dowel (5/8”) that was big enough to slide the exhaust into with at least 1/8” wall thickness left. Then I used a ruler and spaced out where I wanted to drill the holes. I spaced mine out with a measurement of 1/4” spacing and I staggered each row....Here I placed the dowel in a vise and made sure it wouldn’t slip during drilling. Using a...

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Toy Construction #237: Working on a Bob Cat Model

10-25-2018 10:08 PM by htl | 9 comments »

Started on the Toys & Joys Bob Cat model and wonders of wonders I brought the camera with me today.This is another very simple but way fun model to build. 5 hours work in 12 seconds. Tried something a little different for the roof.

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Toy Construction #235: Caboose using Gatto plans #2

10-18-2018 10:54 PM by htl | 9 comments »

Got it in my head the the Reading train needs some cars so ordered the Gatto plans that match up with the train.This will be my third caboose but all are completely different.It also come with a Hopper car which will be a new type car for me, it also comes with a passenger car but it’s I can’t remember but it’s way long so may build a cattle car instead down the road. {I love to build cattle cars. LOL}The project page for the Caboose is here. I forgot to bring the came...

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Toy Construction #233: Hot Rod Mustang

10-05-2018 10:37 PM by htl | 1 comment »

Got started on a Mustang build.I have seen tons of these cut out all the parts from a chunk a wood and glue it all together project plans but I have never tried to build a model this way so found some free plans and an giving this style of model [toy] building a look see. The plans have marks for the axles so I drilled them out and as I put the thing together am using dowels in these holes to line everything up before I started gluing things up. The plans tell you it’s bes...

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More tools in the shop #7: Pencil box/bird house and pigeon rattler toy

07-23-2018 05:28 PM by Plasmon360 | 0 comments »

I had sometime to crank out a simple pencil box (or a bird house) that houses a pigeon rattler toy for my friend’s new born daughter. The model for the pencil box is based on my fusion 360 parametric design that I blogged about in my last blog entry. Box is made from scrap pine and baltic birch. I made the pigeon rattler toy from a design based on a wooden toy sold by someone online (Do not remember the person’s name). There is a hole in the pigeon body that is covered by th...

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Toy Construction #189: Reading Train Got the boiler under control to day. #4 1/2

03-05-2018 11:22 PM by htl | 12 comments »

This build has an unbelievable amount of very small parts I could see building this at twice the plans size and this would really be a fun project.. Drilled all the holes for the boiler, all kinds of valves and hand rail holes to get just right. Made a quick jig to hold the boiler while I set everything up and got er drilled.This made it quite easy to put all the markings in place to drill. Then start putting it all together.

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Toy Construction #186: Just about there with the Mack.

02-22-2018 01:01 AM by htl | 11 comments »

If I add front wheel drive does that make this a 6 wheeler or a ten? The drive shaft follows the Differential on both the front and back. As I said just about there. Here's the finished project.

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Hot Rod FORDS #11: Nearly Finished

02-17-2018 07:56 AM by crowie | 10 comments »

Nearly Finished!! The body and back are glued to the chassis. The radiator is glued in plus added stays. No windscreen/windshield as I’m sure it wouldn’t last the little boys play tests. The rear bumper bar is done, BUT I’m keep that surprize for until the final revival. So all the needs doing is the seats glued in place, the wheels glued into the chassis plus a little detailing before 3-4 coats of satin polyurethane clear…..

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