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Project by Robert Keeney posted 03-12-2017 12:59 PM 2480 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first set of these toy cars I made for ny grandson. There are a lot of firsts here. The first project I ever made from MDF and the first time I ever used acrylic craft paint on a toy. It was also my first painted toy.

I got the MDF almost for free and wanted to see how well it would work for toys. Painting it was a pain. It soaks up paint like a sponge. However, you can get a nice finish on it. There is a base coat of primer which turned out to be a bad idea. The primer I used really wasn’t sandable. It was a bit of a mess. These are hamd painted with a brush.

The Bucket T has a hole in it for a peg person. This is the only one of these I have made so far that has this. Drilling the hole is easy enough but sanding and painting in the hole is quite difficult. If I ever make these with the hole in the future I think I’ll drill the hole after painting and leave the inside unfinished.

The bodies were cut in two pieces on a scroll saw, glued together, and sanded to match using a Shopsmith belt sander, Ridgid spindle sander, and Delta strip sander. There was also a lot of hand sanding.

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





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htl

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#1 posted 03-12-2017 01:59 PM

I could be wrong but I think you got the Hot Rod toys figured out.
It’s so much fun to go in the shop and build a quick hour or so project, no stress, no pressure, to get er done..
Nice job!

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bushmaster

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#2 posted 03-12-2017 03:00 PM

nice set of playable toys, need more of them for kids.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Robert Keeney

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#3 posted 03-12-2017 04:30 PM

I have 32 bodies in various stages of finishing in the shop now. Different materials, finishes, and techniques. I’m teaching myself to use an airbrush at the same time.

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

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#4 posted 03-12-2017 05:05 PM

Lovely toy- cars, so colourfull!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 03-12-2017 05:16 PM

Nice toys.

Making toy cars/truck is a joy of it’s own. OF COURSE; you have to TEST THEM!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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htl

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#6 posted 03-12-2017 05:19 PM

ralbuch are you saying we now need to make a match box ramp to test them out and see who’s got the fastest?

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-12-2017 06:42 PM

These look good and the kids will love them.

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

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 03-13-2017 02:18 AM

THESE hot rods are perfect for a little one to play with …..nice colors …oh yeah Bruce defiantly a HUGE RAMP …..... LMAO ….GREAT JOB ROB :<))

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

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Robert Keeney

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#9 posted 03-13-2017 09:02 AM

When I was coming up with my system for mounting the wheels my grandson and I raced a lot of cars down a wide board. These are pretty large:

  • Length: 6 inches
  • Height: 3 inches
  • Width: 2.5 Inches

Do you have any suggestions for making a ramp?

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

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htl

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#10 posted 03-13-2017 04:56 PM

You need to put a pop can in some of you pictures so we can get the feel for the size.
I had it in my head they were much smaller.
Great build big or small.

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Robert Keeney

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#11 posted 03-13-2017 08:19 PM

Don’t have pop cans Don’t use the stuff.

I should be posting sizes in the descriptions.

You can make these any size you want. The wheel will limit the size unless you make your own.

The first one made was cut from a 2×4. I liked the size so I stayed with it.

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

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