|Project by bobdurnell||posted 07-06-2009 12:25 AM||5277 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
A friend of mine with good intensions by getting ready for Christmas early asked if I’d make some toys for her grand kids. As a result I made six Indy cars and a dump truck. I had made the cars before as a project in my woodshop classes. The yellow car was in Better Homes and Gardens Wood magazine on page 8 of the October 1997 issue where Jim Downing is holding my entry in the build a toy contest. Didn’t win anything but I sure liked the recognition. The dump truck is an original design that worked out ok. Got the basic Idea from a picture of a pedal driven one I found googling dump trucks. Made from sugar pine (my favorite), a little Durhams rock hard wood putty and paint. The decal on the dump truck was made from word art and the decals for the indy cars came from decals made for rc cars by Autographics.
-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.