Colorwood Cars for Grandkids

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Project by Big_Bob posted 601 days ago 855 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the nice things about having grandkids is making toys for them. I also made these same cars for my own children 29 years ago. I got the plans from I have however modified the plans slightly. The car hoods were rounded off and the finders were shortened. This makes the cars look more like a 1949 MG and the finders are less likely to break off when the child drives the car into the furniture. You can guess how I know that. Also, if you use ΒΌ inch dowels as solid axels they are less likely to break when your child stands on them.

Car bodies are made of Colorwood, the finders are made of Red Oak, wheels, pegs for the spare tire and hood ornament and people are bought from a craft store. They are finished with lacquer except for the wheels that have no finish.

All comments are welcomed.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 601 days ago

I like your style! The kids should love those!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 601 days ago

They look great!

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#3 posted 600 days ago

Nice work. Bet the kids love them. Wish color wood grew around here ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 599 days ago

True everlasting toys!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 599 days ago

Cool craftsmanship!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 537 days ago

G’day Bob,
what a top job on the MG’s you’ve done, well done.
Also thank you for the link to the free plans, much appreciated.
Cheers, crowie

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

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