|Project by NaptownWood||posted 04-23-2013 07:12 AM||1327 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
Hello Lumber Jocks! This is my first post here, thanks for looking and any comments in advance. I had a baby boy, who is 9mos now, and it gave me the perfect opportunity to go out in the garage and do some small projects that could be completed in one night.
Most of these toys are made from a 3/4’ piece of walnut, and various scraps from the kindling boxes I bought this winter from the local lumber shop. The boxes were $5 and were full of exotic and domestic pieces perfect for these toys. The fuselage of the fighter plane is mahagony, about 10” long, and came straight from a kindling box. The stock wheels and axlepins as well as the balls in the rattle came from the hobby shop. I don’t have a lathe, although it’s on the list.
The monster truck is almost complete, it’s like my white whale. I just cant seem to drill the holes for the axles. I’m terrified that one wheel will be off the ground 1/16”.....one day…. That’s the only one that has come from a book, the others are just a pic I saw on the net, or an “on the fly” original design.
I’ve either used butcher block finish, or danish oil, and once it’s cured a bit, I put clear wax on them and buff them up a bit. The helicopter i just kept natural, as he chews on that one quite a bit :) The indy car just has a bit of oil dropped in the knot hole and clear wax.
-- Witty signature line still pending