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Project by blmac4 posted 08-29-2007 02:11 AM 1600 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Although most of the projects I have posted so far have been for other people I do make things for myself. These toys are in my collection. The station wagon is walnut and oak, the truck is ash and oak and the drag line is oak. The boom can be raised and lowered and has waxed fishing line for the cable.


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#1 posted 08-29-2007 02:49 AM

nice work. bet it is a nice hobby and fun collection

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 08-29-2007 03:29 AM

Interesting work

-- Marge, Colorado

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#3 posted 08-29-2007 04:46 AM

You need to turn some walnut for the wheels.

Great looking toys.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 08-29-2007 10:15 AM

Real nice pieces Bobby. I do agree with Karson, I think that the walnut would be just the right touch for your vehicles – the tires would look more natural – of course that’s only a personal opinion. Your vehicles look great!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 08-29-2007 10:40 AM

Very nice work, great detail.

-- Atelierwoodworks Vaud Switzerland

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#6 posted 08-29-2007 01:21 PM

these are awesome… they look like they are really difficult to make—all those small pieces.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 08-29-2007 04:40 PM

Comments appreciated. I haven’t thought about trying to turn some wheels but that may be something I might try in the future. Maybe out of some ebony or African blackwood. As for the small parts, sometimes I feel I can do the little pieces better than the bigger ones. What it boils down to is this is how I deal with the stress after 12 hours of work.


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#8 posted 08-29-2007 05:25 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 08-29-2007 08:10 PM

These are very cool. I’d like the plans for my grandson if you have plans. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 08-30-2007 05:42 PM

Mike, most of the plans I got out of magazines like Wood or Woodworkers Journal and some of the plans, like the firetruck, I got from I think thats the web site. I’ll look and see if I still have the copies of magazines and if I do I can make copies of the patterns and e-mail them to you if you want.


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#11 posted 01-24-2013 08:02 AM

G’day bobby, You do very fine work on the toys.
I love the way you mix and match the timber colours together, they look great.
I’d appreciate a lead on the source of the plans too please, thank you.
Cheers, crowie

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

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