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Thanks to Bret for this idea a couple of weeks ago. The grandchildren are going to enjoy the Fleet when I finish making the rest.
-- Kelly, woodworker under construction
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#1 posted 09-22-2011 07:05 PM
I love making little cars and trucks. Yours looks great
-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI
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#2 posted 09-22-2011 08:46 PM
Nice work! That is fantastic! The grandkids will love them. Are you giving them for Christmas or can you wait that long? ;)
Did you use 2x material?
I thought about making some trucks out of 2x to give them a “heavy duty” look.
There have been some other cars and trucks show up in the projects lately and all of them have been really cool.
I can’t wait to see the rest. :)
-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com
#3 posted 09-22-2011 08:47 PM
I think that we have that same tablecloth! Ha ha
#4 posted 09-22-2011 09:00 PM
Thanks Brett, they are addictive to make! I grabbed a scrap chuck of 2×4 and started cutting and this is what came out, then drill a few holes with the Fostner bit, sand and paint. I just made another car with 3/4” stock and it is not as hefty as I would like. I have a lot of housing construction around me I’ll have plenty of scraps 2x’s to pick from.
The yellow table cloth did not capture well on my camera.
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#5 posted 09-22-2011 09:45 PM
Nice car. The kids will love ‘em!............Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
#6 posted 09-23-2011 01:32 AM
These are way too much fun to build, brings out the kid in ya. This is my “HOT ROD” with raised white lettering on the wheels ;-D
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#7 posted 09-23-2011 03:22 PM
Looks great!! This is definitely on my to do projects for Christmas.
-- Jack, Albuquerque
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#8 posted 09-30-2011 06:54 AM
Those are the coolest. And in 5 years they will be heirlooms in the family. I look forward to seeing the rest.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--
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#9 posted 09-30-2011 04:56 PM
Very nice cars! I love the shape on these guys :)
-- Dale, Oregon
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#10 posted 11-28-2011 06:09 PM
VAS BIEN SARGENTO MAESTRO, SOBRE TODO EN ESO DE ESCUCHAR A LOS QUE SABEN!!!!!!!!
-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733
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#11 posted 11-28-2011 06:28 PM
Your grandchildren will love them. Nice going granddad.
-- 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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