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Project by NaptownWood posted 04-23-2013 07:12 AM 1363 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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josh

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 07:37 AM

THese are great! Your son is a lucky guy to have a creative dad like you. Nice work.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 04-23-2013 09:08 AM

Welcome to LJ’s…a great bunch of woodworkers from all over the world. I can see you are or will be soon, hooked on making toys for your little one. Mine are all in their 30’s and nearly 50 and they still like what I make them…these days I make different types of “toys” for them

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#3 posted 04-23-2013 12:49 PM

very sharp toys welcome to LJs

-- greg indiana

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 01:28 PM

Cool toys!
And Welcome to LumberJocks

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#5 posted 04-24-2013 12:23 AM

years of creative play here. nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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jc066

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#6 posted 04-24-2013 01:28 AM

That was a great book with all the toy trucks and vehicles! Everything looks awesome… careful though, by the time he is 4-5 he might be trying to rip the axles off the truck! That is what happened to the truck in my picture after I gave it to a little boy up-stairs.

JC

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#7 posted 04-25-2013 03:48 PM

Fun and cool wooden toys! Like the shapes and every detail of them. Very lucky kid!

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#8 posted 04-25-2013 03:59 PM

Hey, nice work. Way to go, Dad. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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crowie

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#9 posted 05-01-2013 10:35 PM

Wow, a new dad who’s love for his new son and woodwork are a prefect match…
Your beaut wooden toys will last forever with the rough and tumble of play with the little bloke.
Keep up the good work though please next time show off the handiwork with more photos, thanks…

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

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NaptownWood

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#10 posted 05-06-2013 04:47 AM

Thanks for all of the comments, i have several more that i have completed and will post soon. You could only post 6 pics, and thats what i put up. Thanks to hunter71 for some behind the scenes tips on wheels and such.

Lumberjocks seems like a very nice virtual community, and im glad i stumbled upon this site.

Thanks again!

-- Witty signature line still pending

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Skiedra

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#11 posted 05-06-2013 06:35 PM

Superb toys indeed!

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#12 posted 05-07-2013 08:34 PM

Nice work matey!

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jc066

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#13 posted 10-05-2013 04:28 AM

Wow, your truck looks great!

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Mattfinisher

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#14 posted 10-16-2013 07:00 PM

How are the mini hotrods coming along?

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