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Project by wcp posted 03-17-2018 04:59 PM 948 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every year we fill shoe boxes for Samaritan’s purse for Operation Christmas Child. I have plenty of scarp wood and I was trying my hand at drawing out small cars then cutting them out with the scroll saw. I want to include a wooden toy in the boxes from now on. I’ve gotten some good ideals here on LJs, cars, whistles, yoyo, and tops. I don’t know if I can make enough cars for the shoeboxes because my grandson likes and wants all the cars I’ve made so far.

wcp





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americancanuck

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#1 posted 03-17-2018 05:48 PM

very nice anything for kids is so much fun

-- Retired and lovin it

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#2 posted 03-17-2018 08:30 PM

Great toys!

-- Brad

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#3 posted 03-17-2018 11:25 PM

Well done sir on both the top little toy cars and the donations to Samaritan’s purse for Operation Christmas Child.

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

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#4 posted 03-18-2018 12:18 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. Looks like I’m in good company of some great toy makers.

wcp

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#5 posted 03-18-2018 02:22 AM

Good projects. Great cause.

I do have a concern about the roofs. Little kids lean on them. The roofs should have front support as well as rear.

I do like the simplistic designs a lot. I even make similar and give a lot of them away also.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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wcp

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#6 posted 03-18-2018 07:44 PM

yea I need to work on my designs more, I still have a few months to work on final design before Operation Christmas Child boxes are shipped. My goal is to have a easy design to build but a functional toy that a kid will play with. I’m always open to suggestions or even plans or shapes if you’re willing to share. Thanks

wcp

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#7 posted 01-20-2019 10:51 PM

I made 6 cars last year for some shoe boxes. Tires and asked seem like we’re the most expensive part. Just curious what design you ended up doing. Looking for a way to do them quicker. I I am not good with a scroll saw, so I using a bandsaw.

Chris

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crowie

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#8 posted 01-20-2019 10:58 PM


I made 6 cars last year for some shoe boxes. Tires and asked seem like we re the most expensive part. Just curious what design you ended up doing. Looking for a way to do them quicker. I I am not good with a scroll saw, so I using a bandsaw.

Chris

- chris1999

G’day Chris, You could always just rough them out on a bandsaw and the do the final shaping with a bobbin sander or similar.
Wheels can be holesaw cut wit a forstner recess & dressed with a 1/8” round over router bit or a wheel cutter is a good purchase if you plan to do lots.
Make sure you show your creations in a new post.

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

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