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Quick little Fox cars...

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Project by Sam_Fox posted 01-02-2011 06:41 AM 1450 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the last couple of years I have made probably a dozen of these, normally out of walnut or maple. I recenlty purchased some purple heart and cherry, and made 8 of these little buggers with the scraps I had left over from another project (okay, so I bought a little extra). I got a little creative and made a racing stripe on some. The tires I cut out of ash with a hole saw on the drill press, I try to burn them pretty good to give them more of a tire look, then I put small cuts on them with the bandsaw to give them some traction…. The sanding is what takes so much time… a little of little nooks… I don’t normally finish them, but some times I will use a butcher block formula… I just know how kids like to put things in their mouths. Most the time I personalize them by burning the initials of the recipient along with the date on the underside.

They are a lot of fun to make, and if you make a bunch at a time they really go together fast. I think next year I am going to produce a bunch to donate…

forgot to mention… there is a 1 dollar coin (ok.. a Loonie) in the second picture to give some perspective…

thanks for looking.

Sam





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spunwood

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#1 posted 01-02-2011 06:53 AM

Awesome…now who gets to race them… and who gets the really fast one on the left?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#2 posted 01-02-2011 07:02 AM

Very cool little fox cars. The detail with the burnt tires and slots in them is over the top. Any kid would love one of those.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 01-02-2011 12:01 PM

Very cool idea Sam, I’m sure they’ll see many miles of play time on them tires! :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-02-2011 12:47 PM

Great Idea for the kids.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 01-02-2011 04:05 PM

very cool! i’ve been looking for an idea for a project for little boys and this is a great one!

-- Mike, Western New York

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#6 posted 01-02-2011 04:46 PM

Great idea, nice job. I have some grandchildren that would love these.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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