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Colorwood Cars for Grandkids

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Project by Big_Bob posted 12-01-2012 11:18 PM 949 views 4 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 http://www.freeww.com/carsandtrucks.html 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 12-02-2012 12:45 AM

I like your style! The kids should love those!

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

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 02:07 AM

They look great!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 05:40 AM

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 12-03-2012 04:41 PM

True everlasting toys!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-03-2012 08:01 PM

Cool craftsmanship!

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#6 posted 02-03-2013 09:17 AM

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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