Little chubby cars

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Project by souichiro posted 1292 days ago 1672 views 15 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 1292 days ago

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 1292 days ago

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 1292 days ago

Adorable . Colorful. nice. very very nice !

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

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#4 posted 1292 days ago

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 1291 days ago

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 1291 days ago

These are great, nice work!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 1288 days ago

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 243 days ago

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

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#9 posted 243 days ago

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 243 days ago

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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