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A fleet for my second child

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Project by ccanderson102 posted 02-02-2013 10:13 PM 792 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What do you give you child on his birthday besides love, food, a family, a home? Wood toys of course! My wife asked me to make a set of toy cars for our second son who is due any day now. The tractors, race car, and bug are new designs. I feel they turned pretty good but there are few things that I will change for the next batch. The plane, helicopter, and bulldozer have been vetted with my brother-in-laws twins.

Keeping with my theme there is only wood and glue but I had to add some color so we used acrylic paint which is certified nontoxic. Plus I got to use my new Stanley sweetheart no 4

The real challenge is keeping the three year old from “breaking them in”





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#1 posted 02-02-2013 10:59 PM

Great fleet there, I am sure they will be played with often

-- Norman

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 11:52 AM

Good job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 01:10 PM

Breaking them is difficult. I have made a lot like that and they are as tough as nails.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 09:14 PM

Oh super! Mine would love to play with these!

-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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