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Project by OttoH posted 01-01-2014 06:16 PM 2430 views 19 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a quick project that I did for my grandson’s birthday, four cars each 9 ¾ inches long from one 2×4. I would have liked to have had time to do them in a more finished manner, but with everything that went on this year time got away from me. I have made notes on improvements for the cars and look forward to remaking them with a more appealing design.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD





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majuvla

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#1 posted 01-01-2014 06:39 PM

Besides they look great, the main advantage is that they can’t be broken easily.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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felkadelic

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#2 posted 01-01-2014 07:22 PM

These are great. It looks like you laminate the bodies from several pieces? (i.e. one piece for each side/fender, and then a center section)

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OttoH

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#3 posted 01-01-2014 07:50 PM

Yes they are laminated from several pieces, the center section is the normal width of the 2×4, then I resawed on my bandsaw 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 inch pieces for the rest of the bodies. I go the plans from toymakingplans.com, it is their Fabulous Fifties collection. http://www.toymakingplans.com/website/PlanSets/scrollsawmagic-fabulous-fifties.html

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 01-01-2014 08:19 PM

very unique, great looking!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 01-01-2014 08:57 PM

way neat for sure, lucky grandson….

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 01-02-2014 01:30 AM

those a great looking cars. I’m sure your grandson was very happy with this special birthday present.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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NormG

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#7 posted 01-02-2014 02:58 AM

Well, you put it to very good use, they look great

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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vskgaming

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#8 posted 01-02-2014 03:33 AM

Great project and very cool looking cars…

-- VSKGAMING

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Welch

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#9 posted 01-02-2014 04:05 AM

Did you order the wheels or make them? If they were made, how did you do it?

-- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison

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hjt

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#10 posted 01-02-2014 04:22 AM

Super. I remember playing with cars like that my dad made

-- Harold

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#11 posted 01-02-2014 05:01 AM

Those are sweet!

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#12 posted 01-02-2014 05:27 AM

These are really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#13 posted 01-02-2014 05:52 AM

I think you did a great job on the cars…should be around for many years

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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orangelj

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#14 posted 01-02-2014 06:48 PM

Awesome cars! I made a car and truck from a 2×4 recently; not as nice as yours but you have motivated me to post my project!

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#15 posted 01-02-2014 07:52 PM

those rock!!!

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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