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Project by Silverhill posted 06-20-2015 01:57 PM 1374 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having a new G-son for the first time since taking up woodworking a couple of years ago, was reason for me to transform into my alter ego of being a youngster again and building toy cars and trucks for him. Being a new woodworker building my skill level upwards, I work only with pine, or hem/fir.

All were built from a single 2×4x8, and colored with food colors with the exception of the yellow roadster, which is painted w/non-toxic artist colors. Being safety conscious, I used 1 1/4” wood screws for axles, rather than trusting the wooden peg axles sold for the purpose.

1. This one was actually made for the baby’s daddy. It features a tapered hood and grille, a first for my cars.

2. This truck was a V2.0 of the truck in the group shot. It is shortened and has a separate front axle.

3. This is the V1.0 of an old Kurtis Kraft midget race car from the 1950’s.

4. These are the first two built.

5. This is the next car, a NASCAR stock car. It will be a Jimmie Johnson car #48. It will have enclosed, tread type wheels, w/blue paint w/white numbers., and white Lowes logo.

6. The group shot of the first batch of toys for the G-son and dad.

As always comments and critiques are welcomed. Thanks for stopping by and looking.

-- 1st Cor. 15:1-4





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 06-20-2015 02:37 PM

These are cute. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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bambam89

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 05:26 PM

Just love to build wood toys!!!
I love the way you have a story for each one way cool.
Do a search and check out some of the wood toys that have moving parts way fun to build and you’ll learn a lot a wood working skills.
Happy wood working!!!

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flatrock

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#3 posted 06-21-2015 09:44 AM

Good Job. I have my first grandson as well. Pretty special.

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hunter71

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#4 posted 06-21-2015 11:21 AM

Lot’s of creative playtime here, good job man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 06-21-2015 11:49 AM

aren’t grandchildren just the greatest thing in the world!!!

-- Retired and lovin it

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Silverhill

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#6 posted 06-21-2015 11:58 AM

Thanks for the words of encouragement, fellows. As a youth in school, I drew cars while in classes. Now many years later, I find myself doing the exact same thing again. No two are ever completely alike, and I have drawings for many more cars, plus a few planes and boats. Maybe I will try a simple train, too.

These are exciting times for this old geezer!

-- 1st Cor. 15:1-4

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htl

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#7 posted 10-03-2015 12:49 AM

Those are some really cute cars!
I really like the green truck.
I just love to build toys.
Here’s my latest toy.

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