Hot Rod Car & Tri Plane

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Project by htl posted 11-14-2015 03:47 AM 1199 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just love to build toys.
I hadn’t made any for a long time and last month I built an air plane it has reawakened in me my love of toy building.
They’re quite simple can be done in a day or so but I think that’s half the fun no pressure, just get out in the shop and make something that moves.
This is the hot rod I would have love to have as a teenager.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#1 posted 11-14-2015 05:07 AM

As a toy-maker!!


-- just rjR

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#2 posted 11-14-2015 07:32 AM

Nice!! I love the little pilot in the plane.

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#3 posted 11-14-2015 11:08 AM

Great job toys are soooo much fun to make

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#4 posted 11-14-2015 11:10 AM

I also would have loved that car as a teen. I just know it would have gotten me into trouble with my lead foot.

-- DonB

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#5 posted 11-14-2015 11:17 AM

Excellent design, looks really good!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#6 posted 11-14-2015 12:31 PM

Love them….could not agree more about making toys

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#7 posted 11-14-2015 02:39 PM

You have done a wonderful job on these two toys.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 11-14-2015 02:51 PM

Thanks guys!!!
I just got out my Ooold copys of Great all-americon wooden toy book by Norm Marshall and Making Dinosaur toys in wood by David Wakefield
Two great books for building simple but fun moving toys.
I got them like 30 years ago and have made many of their project over the years.
I’ve been eyeing the Toys and Joys plans but so far haven’t figured out which one I would like to build.
Theirs are really special plans and would take a lot of work so need to be sure I have the one I want to put that much time into.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#9 posted 11-14-2015 02:56 PM

Nicely done. You all that make toys simple amaze me. The details are spectacular.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#10 posted 11-14-2015 06:29 PM

Nice toys,i like the plane more.

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#11 posted 11-15-2015 01:48 AM

Nice project. Toys are fun to build. I just finished a couple for the grand kids. quick build types’ I have a Toys and Joys kit. still in that form after several years. I bought it from their place of business out in the country. I had asked at a service station where that street was located. I was looking at a map on the wall and this lady came up to me and asked who I was looking for on that street. I said toys and Joys. She said that was where I live and of course gave me good directions. They have quite a nice place out of town.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 11-15-2015 02:21 AM

Neat, making “kid toys” is so much fun.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 11-15-2015 02:32 AM

I just got into making old fashioned toys and I am hooked.

These are beautiful!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#14 posted 11-15-2015 03:01 AM

That is sweet!

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#15 posted 11-15-2015 05:21 PM

Thanks all!!!
hunter71 I’ve really enjoyed clicking on your projects and seeing what all your wonderful toys.
and UncleStumpy really like yours and seeing that you have toy testers in the family.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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