|Project by Karson||posted 11-07-2011 09:32 PM||1914 views||4 times favorited||23 comments|
This is three of the 11 or so toys that we are making this year. We make around 110 of each toy so that we have around 1200-1300 toys to give away.
Our toys are distributed to 25+ charities that they then give to disadvantaged children at Christmas time. Our toy giveaway day is the first Sat in December.
We are wrapping up the last toy now. I’m spraying the rocking Dino and have about 1/3 left to do. Hopefully this week will get them all finished.
I brought one home for the family to see and it has already disappeared.
The 4 car train was a project that we didn’t price out by actual labor hours. It took around 8 months to complete this toy. When you only work 1 day a week and you are painting all those parts. It takes a long time. We may not do this toy again.
The tow Truck was a toy that someone drove by our shop and left one of his son’s toys and asked if we might want to make them. We’ve had the sample for 2 years and finally got it built. It is made from Sapele and 2X4 and 4X4 lumber.
The 1920’s Reo is the second year that I made this toy. I made last years in my shop and planned to make 150 this year. Last year we gave some of these to our contributors (individuals and companies) So I planned to keep a few back for a future year thank you. I cut all of the wood for this car, but ran into time constraints to get them assembled. Another of our club members ask if he could do any Assembly, so I delivered all of the parts to his shop. Pete and a neighbor John did all of the drilling and the assembly. The fourth picture is his delivery process for about 2/3rds of the cars. They were made with Mahogany for the engine, Sapele for the frame, fenders and trunk. The radiator and the lid on the trunk was made with Teak. The seat was a combination of Mahogany and Sapele
The tow truck was also assembled by Pete and John
The jigs that were used to make the fenders were posted on Last year
I hope to post some of the rest of the toys in another posting.
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