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Dolly Madison Model A

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Project by Ron Messersmith posted 02-24-2012 05:55 PM 1133 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is another toy from plans by John Lewman. This particular toy was made with Poplar and then painted. I use poplar often for my toys and paint them several colors. I’ve recently started using figured woods and started giving more emphasis on showing off the wood.

-- Jupiter





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jeffl

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 09:52 PM

Neat little car. Do you think it would hold up to my 2yr old grandson. He’s prone to random bouts of throwing toys.

-- Jeff,

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Ron Messersmith

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 09:57 PM

Hi Jeff,

I think this little car may see some damage if thrown up against a wall. The weakest sections would be the side lanterns and the fenders. There’s significant short grain on the finders the they would be prone to breakage if thrown. The Barney Olefield Speedster would be a little sturdier.

Ron

-- Jupiter

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crowie

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#3 posted 02-20-2013 06:04 AM

G’Day Ron,
I love wooden toys, they are so easy to repair if my grandsons have an accident.
For most they seem to know to be careful with the trucks & cars that pa has built, but when it comes to the bottom line, they are made to be played with & enjoyed.
I love this little car and will have to try to find the plans.
Cheers, from On Top DownUnder….crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 02-20-2013 03:57 PM

Nice looking little car. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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