One last batch of 1922 cars for Christmas gifts

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Project by DaleMaley posted 12-11-2015 02:54 PM 1003 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made some of these earlier in the year, and decided I needed to make 5 more for Christmas 2015 gifts to family members.

These are based on plans given in a 1922 shop class textbook.

Since this is the 3rd batch of cars I have made, I have developed some jigs and methods to speed up making these cars.

If you are interested in the plans to make these cars, or want to see my trials & tribulations of making these cars, see my woodworking web site.

Thanks and Merry Christmas :)

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 12-11-2015 07:21 PM

Very cool cars!! Thanks for sharing.

-- I aspire to be a novice woodworker...

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#2 posted 12-11-2015 10:40 PM

You’ve got that 1922 down pat.
Looking good.

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

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#3 posted 12-12-2015 10:37 AM

I bet it was real fun to make them. Nice yellow colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-12-2015 12:29 PM

Thanks for the web site. Too many other things to do to be ready for Christmas. So I’ll give them for a simple present. Yellow and pink – sounds good to me.

-- DonB

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#5 posted 12-13-2015 06:30 PM

This has probably been covered elsewhere on similar projects, but what paint did you use? BTw, those are real nice to put under the tree.

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#6 posted 12-13-2015 06:47 PM

I tried latex paint, but it did not have the shine I wanted for the cars.

I switched to Rustoleum oil based paints for almost all the cars. You can’t beat the shine from the oil versus water based paints.

My understanding is that once oil based paint or varnish dries for 30 days, the materials in it become inert and therefore not harmful to children. I used oil based polyurethane for almost all the children’s toys I build.



-- Dale, Illinois,

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