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Working with recycled timber #79: My Model Contribution

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 12-15-2017 06:43 AM 2448 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 78: AKs ToolMakers Chest drawer fronts and start of the top case compartment Part 79 of Working with recycled timber series Part 80: Model Raw materials prep »

I have been watching all the great toy model constructions posted, Roadsters, Trucks, Cranes, Bulldozers, and Cars for really little kids, Marble machines an the list goes on.

All sorts of members contribute Ducks, Crows, Masters of the bush, Clog people, Romans in boots and members with just about every letter of the alphabet LBD HTL and as the name list again just goes on and on.
Then there is all the wheely good Jigs that go along to get everything rolling along to support it all.

Now, I was feeling a little left out, so to link up I thought I had get a wiggle on and contribute my model effort.

I did make some little peoples Wooden Concept Cars some time ago, like 2013.

Its a tow truck just in case you wondered!

Any way its now almost 2018 and I have improved my wood working skills just a little, so model making is back on the list.

My contribution begins with looking at my recycle stack from my Smiths Potato Crate repair work.

This stuff is butt ugly and tough as old boots but finishes fantasticly so I am going to recycle it into a model.

I will start by cleaning, Mag testing it and then begin its new Role, as I ponder what I can make.

BTW this blog is real, ...its not just a recognition (AKA Suck up) of all the LJs model toy making skills, its just I left it a little late in the day to make a start so stay tuned!

-- Regards Robert



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Boxguy

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#1 posted 12-15-2017 07:10 AM

Rob, sounds like a plan. I am waiting for the result. Keep making sawdust.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 12-15-2017 07:12 AM

Hitch hiking along for the ride!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 12-15-2017 07:28 AM

Neat crates build there rc...

but a set of wheels on them would make it easier for an ankle bitter to push and the seats should be aligned a bit better.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 12-15-2017 10:10 AM

Good simple hardwood tough toys for kids to play with WINNER Rob…
Material costs nearly nothing;
Enjoyment twice the fun, yes making them and seeing them played with; GOT TO LOVE THAT!!

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

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#5 posted 12-15-2017 10:48 AM

Hey That’s my model truck (with fully adjustable seats) delivering timber from the lumber yard!

Otherwise thanks all! ... I am still thinking!

Boy it was hot today I am glad I have finished the roof work!

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 12-15-2017 11:07 AM



Boy it was hot today I am glad I have finished the roof work!

- robscastle


Ya gonna put wheels on it?... to escape the heat quicker!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 12-15-2017 11:23 AM

I might have to get you to send me some hungarian ferns to keep cool

Whats happening in Churchill?

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 12-15-2017 02:13 PM

lookin forward to the results on those toys.looks like you did a good job on getting the roof water tight,thats never a fun job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 12-15-2017 03:18 PM

Roofing, as well as canning home grown veggies, always seems to need to be done on the hottest days of the year. Glad you’ve finished your roof, Rob!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 12-15-2017 08:03 PM


Whats happening in Churchill?

- robscastle


Rather quiet in Churchill… We had the World Trade Fair scheduled there for last weekend, but it was too hot on the roof so no one turned up… that was good outcome as there was a fire ban on that day and the sausage sizzle had to be cancelled.

.... send me some hungarian ferns to keep cool
- robscastle

Now that would be cool if I could! Being the son of a GOOD Hungarian fern cutter… there’s no more ferns left… you’ll just have to settle for Target brand “bracken”.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 12-16-2017 11:54 PM

Thanks Alex, Pottzy and Candy.
I will continue in short secessions due to being Summer in the driveway.
Edit: I will continue in short sessions due to it being summer and I work in my driveway.

A picture:-
Thats odd? ... how do you cut and paste a picture? ... anyway I wanted to use the picture in “My Workshop” as an example but I guess you get the picture anyway snicker snicker!

-- Regards Robert

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#12 posted 12-17-2017 12:18 AM



..... due to being Summer in the driveway.

- robscastle


You Queenslander lie about your weather…

”Beautiful one day and perfect the next”..... BAH!
(and a Humbug… to boot, keeping with the Chrissy sentiment).

Then… why is your summer restricted to your driveway... Here in Victoria, it’s all around the house!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#13 posted 12-17-2017 12:48 AM

3 echo O boy the joys of getting old. Alex see corrections above.

I could say there is a hole in the ozone layer right above my driveway but Iam thinking you woudnt swallow that

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 12-17-2017 01:53 AM



.... but Iam thinking you woudnt swallow that…

- robscastle


I can swallow anything… You guys won Origin 2017… that was a hard pill to swallow!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#15 posted 12-17-2017 05:17 AM

Yeah that’s because they swallowed lots of XXXX

If you want I could send you a slab for Christmas

-- Regards Robert

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