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Project by KimAccurso posted 11-25-2018 12:58 AM 1541 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so I know he’s still far too young to play with these but I couldn’t resist getting started on making Norm Marshall’s toys for Rocco. I found these to be pretty challenging with the bandsaw but I think I did ok. The Model T car is purple heart and cherry and the pickup is pine and cherry with a little walnut in the dowels (a bit of curly cherry in there too). All the wheels are maple and both steering wheels are jatoba. Looking forward to carrying on through the book. One thing I would do differently is beef up the dowels for the axels. Anyway you go about it, they are cute as can be if you ask me! I ended up finishing them with Howard’s mineral oil then mineral oil/beeswax.

Thanks for looking!!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#1 posted 11-25-2018 02:35 AM

Those are cute!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-25-2018 02:37 AM

Ok, so I know he’s still far too young to play with these but I couldn’t resist getting started…..

Hey KA, Lucky we have two arms otherwise he’d have to kick one around… Neat job and before you know it he’ll be building things to make you proud! While the time machine hasn’t been invented, the passing of time just beats the crap out of me!

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

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#3 posted 11-25-2018 02:48 AM

Great job and nicely detailed. I’m sure as soon as he is old enough to enjoy these he will be playing with them for hours.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 11-25-2018 08:32 AM

That Norm Marshall book is were I started and with the same toys…LOVE THEM…well done sir!!

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

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#5 posted 11-25-2018 11:28 AM

Me Too!!! My first toys were with that book some 35 years ago.

Trains planes and automobiles O my!!!
Great job and a lot a fun.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#6 posted 11-25-2018 05:34 PM

Toys and more toys—for big and little boys!

Nicely done. Besides the axles; I would reinforce the headlight mounts, they will shed like a politicians promises after election!

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

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#7 posted 11-25-2018 06:40 PM

Kim welcome to the wonderful yet very addicting side of toy making ….. nice to see these little classics …. looks 10 times better then the one I am making GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#8 posted 11-25-2018 09:36 PM

Thanks guys for all the great comments! So nice to hear ya’all started with these so many years ago, I hope I’m around 35 years from now to make toys for his kids, too. I really enjoy seeing all the beautiful toys you guys make, many I’d like to ‘steal’ and make for Rocco! Toys are as (or if not even more) addictive than bandsaw boxes – ha!

rjR – now THAT’S hilarious regarding politicians! And so true! I drilled through the fender so there would be a little more glue room but I do worry about the headlights.

Tony – I can’t wait to see yours and surely these are not 10x better :)

htl and Crowie – I LOVE the toys you guys make – I just dream of making construction grade, mil spec and other special toys for him!

Having a blizzard here in KC, temps dropping and my shop heater puts out nothing but a fart of hot air (according to the hubby) not to mention it hogs the power so I can’t run it while I run a shop vac and power tool at the same time – so grandma here dresses up like the michelen tire man to go out to the shop…ugh…however I’m happy to do so – guess I’m probably not your average grandma :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#9 posted 11-26-2018 03:18 AM

Here’s a couple of them.
The crane on the low boy was my design, taken from measurement of a crane at Harris Dam in Alabama.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#10 posted 11-26-2018 11:59 AM

beautiful,just beautiful
thats not toys for me,thats art

-- bambi

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#11 posted 11-26-2018 12:33 PM

Very nice work.

-- Chris K

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#12 posted 11-26-2018 08:48 PM

So adorable piece of car history.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 11-28-2018 12:27 AM

Kim , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 11-28-2018 04:30 PM

Great job on the cars!
I was just in Lone Jack a couple of weeks ago. Such a bustling metropolis!!

-- ChrisB

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