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Project by GaryW posted 05-06-2013 12:41 AM 1124 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off I won’t claim that this art work is may creation. I found this old car in a barn/sales shop in North Carolina. It was forgotten on the backside of shelf. The guy that was running the cash register said it was found along the Neuse River after a flood. Which had to be sometime ago. The frist three photos are just the way I found it. The next three are after a heavy cleaning. The wheels look factory made, the axle extends out to the hubcap and looks like Maple. The rest of the body is Pine. One of the overcuts for a window shows the marks of a very thin blade, maybe scroll saw. I had planned to clean the mud off and spray on a new finish. Now that I have seen it clean I think I will respect the “ode’ to a craftsmen long past” and keep it as is.

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...





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Skylark53

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#1 posted 05-06-2013 12:45 AM

“respect….”
Good call. A keeper.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 01:06 AM

G’Day Gary,
Just goes to show, that wooden handmade toys are built to last.
Well done on the find and nice cleanup.
How big is it please?

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

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#3 posted 05-06-2013 01:07 AM

Good find, and a nice job uncovering a treasure of folk art.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#4 posted 05-06-2013 01:12 AM

L = 10” x H = 6” x W = 3.5”

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...

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#5 posted 05-06-2013 01:15 AM

Thank you Gary for the measurements…..

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

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#6 posted 05-06-2013 02:13 AM

Top w = 3.5”
total body width 5”

in my rush, forgot to measure the fenders !

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...

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#7 posted 05-09-2013 10:59 AM

Good looking truck/toy! Where do you put the batteries? :D

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#8 posted 05-09-2013 11:11 AM

Knothead62 was typing as I was reading…

I was gonna ask where’s the remote? LOL

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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crowie

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#9 posted 05-09-2013 11:27 AM

No!!
The joy of beautifully made old wooden toys is NO BATTERIES, NO REMOTES but loads of fun & play for the little ones PLUS easy to repair if playtime becomes somewhat rough…..Built to last the test of time; simple & strong….

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

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#10 posted 07-01-2013 05:31 AM

G’Day Gary,
Thank you for all your assistance and help to let me have a go at making this beaut wooden toy.
I’ve finally completed my version of the wooden car. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/86410
I think it honours both the original craftsman and the very generous bloke whom you are.

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

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#11 posted 07-01-2013 12:22 PM

Makes you wonder if it is a model of the craftsman actual car?

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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#12 posted 02-27-2015 01:59 AM

Ahhh, great tribute.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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