|Project by Karson||posted 10-28-2010 02:21 AM||2487 views||4 times favorited||31 comments|
I’ve been making some cars for our Toy Giveaway on the first Sat in December. Our woodworking club “The Mason Dixon Woodworkers” have a charity outreach where we give toys to around 25 different charities that they then distribute the toys to the children of disadvantaged families that they support.
We make around 1200-1300 toys each year.
This year the chairman of the Charity Outreach group decided that he was going to make a toy at home in addition to the toys at our workshop. I decided that I was going to do that also.
I selected this car a year ago and suggested that we might make it and this year I decided to make it myself.
I had a collection of Genuine Mahogany that had been given to the toy workshop. It was all stored at my home. The car plan was printed in Woodworkers Journal in April/May 1993. It was a representation of an Reo automobile 1920’s version.
There were around 35 separate parts. Some were made with Mahogany and I used Sapele for accent parts. Like engine block from mahogany and radiator with Sapele
I made 119 of these cars (I was planning 120) so I was short a part somewhere. Usually we make about 5 extra parts of everything so that if we have a bad one we don’t need to remake a part. They are already made.
I also made a limited number of reverse parts. That would be a Sapele car with Mahogany accents.
The first picture was a mahogany and a Sapele version side view.
The second picture is a Sapele version front view and back view.
The third picture is a Mahogany version, front view and back.
The forth and picture is of my car cube. 115 cars stacked up. The last part put on was the wheels so I stacked them up to dry.
We decided to give one of these cars to any contributor who donated $250.00 or more to our Toy Making effort. We are a 501( C )3 organization so any contribution can be deducted from you Income Taxes in the USA.
If anyone would like to find one of these cars in your mailbox, a contribution of $250.00 or more can be made to Mason Dixon Woodworkers, PO Box 103, Delmar DE 19940 Attn Karson Morrison. Then you can do your part in help children for Christmas. Smaller contributions will be cheerfully accepted.
12 jigs were made in the creation of this toy.
Merry Christmas To all.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware firstname.lastname@example.org †