|Project by TopamaxSurvivor||posted 08-09-2012 01:18 AM||2525 views||2 times favorited||34 comments|
Another toy made of scraps of pine and /or hem/fir. Notice the “plans and specs” call for the top to be hinged so as to facilitate loading and unloading the crew and other “treasures”. Just like the ambulance , I was concerned about how to make the hinge and attachment durable to stand normal 6-8 year old wear and tear. I thought a hinge with screw attachment would be broken off is short order. I started to make it a dowel hinge, but concluded it would split the top. I made the top removable after hinging up.
The shape was roughed out on my table saw then shaped on the belt sander.
The periscopes were deleted as being too hazardous!
No, it will not float right side up. Too top heavy. But it wasn’t meant to be a “in the water” toy.
Drake look happy, eh? ;-)
-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence