|Project by crowie||posted 11-12-2015 03:53 AM||707 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Red Hot Fire Engine painted blue….
A friend from Gymnastics who has been helping me with video editing and selection of a new laptop asked if I would make a blue fire engine in timber for his nephew as a Christmas gift.
Also my friend offered to pay me for the wooden toy but after all the assistance he’d given me, it was my pleasure to make the fire engine for him, though the blue has mucked me up somewhat.
The plan is from an old 1991 magazine.
The toy is about 14” long x 5” wide using a number of different Aussie hardwoods but painted.
The wheels are merbau with 5/16”dia through axles.
Took a little more time and effort that first thought looking at the plans and of course I’ve personalized it making it strong enough to be little boy proof.
And so you can’t argue with a 3year old on colours, so blue was it, 2 coats with 3 clear gloss on top!!!
YES “The Customer Is Always Right”!!!
Though I did rebel by clear coating the wheels & lights….
-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie