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Wood Toy Play Pal Pickup Truck - Poplar - Brushed Satin Polyurethane

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Project by Robert Keeney posted 11-27-2016 09:00 PM 1658 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this truck from recycled poplar. It’s finished with satin polyurethane. I like working with poplar when making toys. It’s strong and durable enough. It sands easy for a hardwood, takes good finish with just about any thing you want to use and it cuts great on my scroll saw.

-- Robert in Tallahassee Florida, http://OdinsToyFactory.com





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htl

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#1 posted 11-27-2016 10:16 PM

Nice and like you I like poplar, plus I like the different shade of the wood makes it easy to color toys without painting.

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Robert Keeney

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#2 posted 11-28-2016 12:25 AM

I’ve seen some beautiful pieces. I have one that looks like someone swirled chocolate through the wood.

-- Robert in Tallahassee Florida, http://OdinsToyFactory.com

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Dautterguy

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#3 posted 11-28-2016 01:37 PM

Morning,I use plane old Mineral Oil. Take an aluminium pan deep enough to submerge the entire toy plunge it in,turn it over,makeing sure the toy is compleatly covered,take it out let it drip dry. Takes a day for the drying. You have invested .56 cents at Wal-Mart. Kid proof finish.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-28-2016 06:03 PM

It’s a nice toy truck.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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crowie

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#5 posted 12-07-2016 10:54 AM

You’ve certainly done a fine job on the finish sir….beautiful

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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