|Project by Silverhill||posted 06-20-2015 01:57 PM||1057 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
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