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Project by Critterman posted 01-02-2011 09:30 PM 1480 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone, finally got back into my shop after a very (too) long time out. Unfortunately, my job (the one that pays for my woodworking hobby) took much of my time and well you know… Anyway, I started these last winter and finally finished them. The plan was from a book called “Great Book of Wooden Toys” by Norm Marshall (American Woodworker Collection). I did modifications, biggest being I cut the plan size in half. I felt the original was just too big. These are only about 4 1/2” tall which is just right. I also used walnut dowels for the axles and brass pins on the fenders and truck boxes. I thought that gave them a little more weight and class. I made four of each not sure what I’ll do with them all, but like Norm says in the book…if your going to make one you might as well make a bunch. A fun project, but a lot of sanding, and sanding, and sanding…geez…thank God for my 12” disk sander. Overall I very happy with them…enjoy :>)

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA





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49bill

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#1 posted 01-02-2011 10:59 PM

real neat looking little model t’s I know some kid somewhere would love to have one
nice job

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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bake

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#2 posted 01-02-2011 11:38 PM

very cute!

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#3 posted 01-03-2011 01:18 AM

Those are some cool looking toys. Nice looking modifications on the plans.

Someone is going to be very happy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 01-03-2011 01:40 AM

Good looking set of T’s. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Blesss
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 01-03-2011 05:26 AM

Nice work on thiose.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 01-03-2011 03:37 PM

Nice work, they look great!! Thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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w8n4simplertimes

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#7 posted 01-05-2011 10:23 PM

Very cool. Great work

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