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Project by Robert Keeney posted 11-29-2017 05:19 PM 1430 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really like these little trucks. They are tough, small enough for little hands, and they roll great. A good carpet toy. Most small push/pull toys don’t work to well. The wheels are to small and they don’t have enough ground clearance. The more they are used the better they work. I made the first of these 2015-09-15 I was playing with them with my grandson this morning.

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





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-29-2017 05:25 PM

It’s important that they are unbreakable for small kids. I loved my wooden toys when was a kid.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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9x9

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#2 posted 11-29-2017 05:27 PM

very nice ——— durability comes into play at that age. Looks like it will hold up to some tough playing.

-- Youngsville, LA

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robscastle

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#3 posted 11-30-2017 08:50 AM

Somebody is going to be chuffed along with the builder!

-- Regards Robert

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robscastle

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#4 posted 11-30-2017 08:54 AM

Hey! I just checked out your projects, ... You should change your name to Henry, what an assembly line up you have produced.

Got to be the most favorite grandfather there!

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 11-30-2017 11:58 AM

Woha, great job. I have made them for years and most are still on the carpet, dirt, floor, driveway…............

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 11-30-2017 01:08 PM

This is a beautiful toy and the kids will love it.

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

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 11-30-2017 03:08 PM

tough toys for tough boys ….GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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rmac

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#8 posted 11-30-2017 04:06 PM

Cute! Beautiful photography, too.

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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John

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#9 posted 12-01-2017 04:44 PM

Real nice bunch of toys Robert! I had to have a look at them all since my wife has just started making them. How do you do the axle and tires?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Robert Keeney

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#10 posted 12-02-2017 01:47 AM



Real nice bunch of toys Robert! I had to have a look at them all since my wife has just started making them. How do you do the axle and tires?

- John

The wheels are store bought. I’ve made hundreds maybe a thousand wheels. I’ve spent entire weekends doing nothing but making wheels. I only make wheels when the wheel I need isn’t commercially available.

My favorite way to finish wheels by mounting them on a dowel and spinning theme with a drill while applying amber shellac to them until they will not soak up any more. Some wheels will either need to be sanded a little before applying the finish.

My grandson (quality assurance tester) and I have tested just about every way you can mount wheels. What we found that worked best for us is wheels mounted on waxed axle pegs with a nylon washer between the wheel and the car body. After my grandson managed to get one of the axles out I have been experimenting with pinning the axles.

Your wife should join us in the toy making forum at:

http://forums.toymakingplans.com/

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

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John

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#11 posted 12-03-2017 02:31 AM

Thanks Robert, I’ll pass the information along.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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