|Project by MasterSergeant||posted 03-19-2013 10:01 AM||2025 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
Our 5 year old grandson Cooper was the drive on the design and making of this fleet of cars and trucks. I wanted more detail but he would have no part of that, he drew the outline in sawdust of what he wanted them to look like. We used repurposed wood mostly from the neighbors old deck. The wheels are plywood plugs from a yard tool storage unit I made last fall. Cooper learned how to hold a paintbrush and proper painting technique. We painted with acrylic paints with a final coat of enamel spray for shine.
On some of the semi trailer I used the “bandsaw box” technique to get the hollowed out look.
I will add, Cooper learned patients! A rare lesson in our times, it took several visits to finish this project. With each visit we would establish what we wanted to accomplish and work to that end. Sometimes we were successful and a few times we fell short, life is not always perfect there are wins and losses.
-- Kelly, woodworker under construction