|Project by Robert Keeney||posted 11-27-2016 09:51 PM||609 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
For such a small simple toy this little Monster truck was quite a challenge to make.
Cutting thick hardwood on my scroll saw at near its cutting limit was difficult and nearly at my skill limit. Any blade that would cut this with any speed would not cut the curve an gave a very rough cut. Blades that were small enough to cut smoothly and cut the required curves were easy to break. I resorted to cutting the individual layer and then gluing them together. I can cut well enough yet to get everything the same and so there was lots of sanding.
The finish is brushed amber shellac with a dab metallic craft paint to accent the hubs.
All in all I am very happy with this one.
-- Robert in Tallahassee Florida, http://robertkeeney.com