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Project by jutsFL posted 12-18-2018 01:33 AM 922 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Other projects put on hold for me as of Dec 1st. This was a quick build (for me at least), being completed in 15 days.

The little man is obscessed with racing cars, and this creates a big race-way with finish line for him and his buddies. Designed after the ones at LegoLand if anyone has ever seen them.

Built with the “nice” 3\4in pine sheet, and HD’s finest 2×4s. Downslope is pressed hardboard from 4×8 sheet as well. Some mighty fine .98c HF castors finish out the bottom. A few coats of black exterior latex to the sides, same (but) white for the downslope. Trimmed with a metallic royal purple (he loves purple, and had to have it on there somewhere!). All with a few coats of poly. Then my wife ordered the custom decal for the back.

He and his buddies have given it a THOROUGH beating over the last 48hrs, and the paint is still good – all I could ask for!

Some of the build pics…

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL





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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 12-18-2018 12:05 PM

Someones a happy little boy. Well done!

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 12-18-2018 04:19 PM

So by “raceway” you mean a way to launch virtually anything he can get his hands on into the air to see how far it will travel? ‘Cause that’s what I would do :-) Way to go Dad.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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jutsFL

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#3 posted 12-18-2018 04:38 PM



So by “raceway” you mean a way to launch virtually anything he can get his hands on into the air to see how far it will travel? Cause that s what I would do :-) Way to go Dad.

- HokieKen

Well… I planned for that!
In the pics you can see an approx 2in vertical lip that comes up from the upsloped portion – its just enough to send anything tumbling back into the ramp. Its final resting spot will be next to the TV, once the XMas tree is down. I couldnt have the little man flinging little pot metal bullets at the ‘almost still new’ 55in!

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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