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Custom order mini V-dub, found the pattern link

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Project by dansnow posted 03-07-2014 04:09 PM 1267 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wish I could remember where I found the pattern for this little VW so I could give proper credit, but I can’t, sometimers can be rough ya know!
Anyway, tweaked it a little and it’s been one of our more popular offerings at craft fairs. While we were at one last weekend another vendor who makes scroll sawn signs, came over and ordered this one with specific color requirements. It’s for a friend who had a red and silver one a long time ago.
We decided to use the barter system, and so when I deliver it this weekend I’ll be receiving a gross of scroll saw blades in trade. (They happen to be one he doesn’t care for, but what the heck, for the cost of materials, I’ll give them a try!)

Found the pattern, it’s a Steve Good design. Here's a link.

Thanks for looking.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts





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Muriel

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#1 posted 03-07-2014 04:25 PM

... in 1981 my 1st car was a VW : beige with open roof … many souvenirs …

WAW ! Yours is really very nice. Congratulations.

-- Muriel, Belgium

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clarkey

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 04:30 PM

Cool Car!!

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 05:05 PM

Very Nice!

Serious question, if I may Please. What price do you put on them?

I fully admit that I am going to make a similar design also.

-- just rjR

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dansnow

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 05:19 PM

I charge $10 a piece for them because there are 3 parts to cut/finish. plus assembly.
Body is 3/4” stock, usually poplar. Fenders are 1/4” birch ply, wheels are 1 1/4” dia.

I also have a line of slightly smaller vehicles, pickup, monster truck, coupe and hot rod that I sell for $5 ea. No fenders, 3/4” body. I sell them as completed items, or bag the bits and sell them as do it yourself kits.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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Cruiszr

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#5 posted 03-08-2014 12:30 AM

That’s pretty neat, wouldn’t mind having one shaped like a PT Cruiser.

My other hobby!

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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NormG

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#6 posted 03-08-2014 01:39 AM

Looks great

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

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 03-08-2014 04:06 AM

Thanks for the heads up on the price.

Now I have to remember to draw some up and make them.

-- just rjR

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hunter71

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#8 posted 03-08-2014 12:28 PM

Love to barter,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Barksavage

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#9 posted 03-08-2014 02:10 PM

As a Yavapai Toy Maker, I love the look of this toy. We build toys for Kids in Hospitals and this one would be a hit.
Good Job.

-- Barksavage

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dansnow

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#10 posted 03-08-2014 02:46 PM

Hey Cruiszr, will have a PT Cruiser and trailer soon, thanks for the idea.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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marter1229

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#11 posted 03-08-2014 04:36 PM

Great VW, and thanks for the link.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 03-13-2014 03:34 PM

Very cool toy, like the design and colors. Way better than plastic ones. Great job!

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