Little chubby cars

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Project by souichiro posted 01-08-2011 03:26 AM 1936 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was what I did with my weekend :) My wife had this idea for the little neighbor girl’s Birthday, where she wanted to get blocks, and have me make small cars to play with them. So these are little (about 2” long by 1” tall) versions of my other cars. I added the houses after ones that I had made for another set for Christmas (last picture). But I’m not sure that I really like them when they are this small. Maybe the next batch will be thicker wood.

Anyway, her Birthday is tomorrow, so we’ll see what she thinks of them!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#1 posted 01-08-2011 03:39 AM

these are so sweet
makes me want to play too

you really are getting these down

your love shows

thank you !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-08-2011 04:45 AM

Dale another really great toy project. What size of wood did you use for these? My nephew’s birthday is coming up and I am planning to make him a fire truck, but I like your idea of a whole little set.

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

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#3 posted 01-08-2011 04:48 AM

Adorable . Colorful. nice. very very nice !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#4 posted 01-08-2011 04:59 AM

These are great. You did a beautiful job on them. The painting is excellent. Thanks for sharing. What a wonderful gift.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 01-08-2011 01:16 PM

Very nice I’m sure she will love them.


-- 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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#6 posted 01-08-2011 05:09 PM

These are great, nice work!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 04:08 AM

Thanks everyone!

Chris- These are cut from a 1×2 of maple. They’re probably about 1 1/4” tall, and just over 2” long (I think). And the wheels are 3/4” wheels with 1/8” axles. These will fit on wooden train tracks perfectly. The wooden wheels don’t roll quite as well as the plastic ones the trains come with, but hey….we can make what ever we like :) It’s a fair trade to me.

Good luck, can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#8 posted 11-21-2013 03:26 PM

Great job the paint sets them off. My grandkids would love those.

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#9 posted 11-21-2013 04:10 PM

These are cute and very colorful. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#10 posted 11-21-2013 11:31 PM

I made some of my own for the grandkids today. I made them a little different and bigger. Thanks for the inspiration.

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