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Project by Robert Keeney posted 12-08-2016 11:55 PM 482 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last one in the set of pink hot rods. The original design called for a wood wind shield. I just couldn;t get my head around that. Way to easy to break and it just looked odd to me. The design also called for a hole to be drilled for little peg person to ride in the car. The hole was easy enough to drill but turned out to be a pain in the but when it came to sanding and painting. I finished this one with out the hole with the idea that I could always drill it later and leave it unfinished. Once I got everything together I decided that it looked better like it is. Of course a child might like it better with the hole.

One thihng I have noticed is that adults like the cars with bare wood or clear finishes the children go right for the colors.

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





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#1 posted 12-09-2016 12:41 PM

These are cute !
Kids will love them !
Going to be some pretty happy grandkids driving these around

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 12-09-2016 04:07 PM

love the whole set …....... GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 12-09-2016 10:27 PM

I AM NOT going to show these to my Grand kids , I would get pestered like crazy till I made some.
But they are very nice cars.

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#4 posted 12-11-2016 03:31 AM

Richard.
These are the cars I would show my grandkids. They want to build things. This is a terrific project. Few years ago WE (My 10,7,&4 year old) made airplanes. I had some material cut, they assembled it. I let them use hand saw to cut the wings. They had a blast ! Funny how the 4 year old did the best work ….....but she watches me 24/7 in everything I do !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 12-12-2016 08:19 PM


Richard.
These are the cars I would show my grandkids. They want to build things. This is a terrific project. Few years ago WE (My 10,7,&4 year old) made airplanes. I had some material cut, they assembled it. I let them use hand saw to cut the wings. They had a blast ! Funny how the 4 year old did the best work ….....but she watches me 24/7 in everything I do !

- canadianchips


I suppose your right about that since these are not nearly as complex as other projects can be. But then when I visit the Kids I don’t have the same setup of tools available to me or them as I do at home , even though I would have more room for the tools at their house. So it would most likely end up in me buying more tools for my Daughter , which is not really a bad thing.
For now I think I will just keep them in my fav. list for a while.

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#6 posted 12-12-2016 11:36 PM

My grandson has a full set of these the first ones I made. Yet he still wants everyone I make.

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

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#7 posted 12-12-2016 11:45 PM

Don’t let the simple design fool you. The thickness of the bodies makes them a challenge to cut on a scroll saw. The windows are especially tricky. You can cut them from a 2×4 but the crappy wood causes problems. I’ve tossed more than one body in the trash.

Tools used in the build

- Scroll Saw
- Table Saw
- Drill Press
- Strip Sander
- Belt Sander
- Spindle Sander

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

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