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Project by souichiro posted 1317 days ago 2181 views 24 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I hit a wall with trying to figure out how to make something in the shop the other day. And I needed something easy to have fun with. I had made these crayon trucks as gifts before (like the blue one pictured), but had some wishes with them. One- that it could hold more crayons, Two- that the crayons would sit lower, and that I could figure out how to get a sharpener built in. So this takes care of two out of three. It only took a few minutes, and I really like how it turned out. The center crayon holes are not as deep so that the crayons will sit taller. But next time I think that I will do it a bit higher.

-- Dale, Oregon





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Brandon

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#1 posted 1317 days ago

What a cool idea! Well done!

Have you thought much about the built-in sharpener idea?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 1317 days ago

Wow!
What a super looking projects.
Great idea.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 1317 days ago

Very creative.

I like ‘em. Nice job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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mafe

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#4 posted 1317 days ago

I love the little pen boat, such a sweet gift.
Best thoughts and marry christmas,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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NormG

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#5 posted 1317 days ago

Great idea, I bet they will be used a lot, nice job

-- Norman

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TheFonz

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#6 posted 1317 days ago

Super cool idea. Would make a great stocking stuffer.

-- Jeff, Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have.

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clieb91

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#7 posted 1316 days ago

Good Concept I like them both. You could incorporate a sharpener in the window of the boat or perhaps on the back where a propeller would normally be.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 1316 days ago

These are really cute and I know that they will make the little children happy. Perhaps you could send one of these to Santa so that he can turn some of these out for next year’s Christmas.

-- 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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steopa

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#9 posted 1316 days ago

I wish I had seen this before doing the kids “craft day” at school. These would have been great for them to assemble and decorate. I love it.

-- Steopa

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souichiro

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#10 posted 1316 days ago

Thank you so much for all of the kind words everyone. :)

@BrandonW and @clieb91 – These are both great ideas, I hadn’t thought of putting it at the rear, and I like it. My thoughts had been leaning towards the window idea. Maybe cutting a mortise or hole through the center of the “house” that the roof would cover. Then a bandsaw box type of small drawer on the side of the boat. A matching hole for the shavings to fall into the drawer. This is my thought anyway.

@helluvawreck – I wouldn’t, couldn’t presume to show Santa how to make a toy. :) My son, yesterday, said that I am “like a little elf making toys for all the kids”. Maybe I could send one to the elves?

-- Dale, Oregon

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whit

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#11 posted 1316 days ago

‘ichi,

LOVE the helicopter!!

If plagerism is the sincerest form of flattery, prepare to be flattered. And likely not just by me. Well done.

Whit

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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souichiro

369 posts in 1949 days


#12 posted 1316 days ago

LOL, thanks Whit. :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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