Rocky visit Toys

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Project by robscastle posted 09-05-2013 02:37 AM 1583 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had No 1 grandson visit for a long weekend so I made him some wooden toys from my off cut box.
a Tow truck, a bus, a ute and a truck with a gas tank on the back.

Pine off cuts from 100×50mm stock
wheels are about 70mm some with 6mm axles and one with 8mm axle due to me drilling the wheels out too big!

The bus I just glued the wheels to the axle but I didn’t like the look of it

so the others the wheels rotate on a hub within the axle and the axle is able to rotate also.

They kept Rocky amused for about 15 minutes then he spent the rest of the time exploring the workshop and working on the bike and car!

They will go in the Grandkids box for next time, as you can almost bet he will remember them and want them for the next visit if I disposed of them!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 09-05-2013 02:49 AM

He will remember how much fun he had with Grandpa. I wish mine had taken the time to do things like this.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 09-05-2013 02:59 AM

Five minutes, huh? He’s been imprinted. He’ll never forget those toys (including the bike and the creeper).
Great job, Grandpa!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 09-05-2013 03:37 AM

Boys and their toys! Great job Grandpa! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 09-05-2013 08:14 AM

How fun, congrats to you and well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 09-05-2013 08:33 AM

Nice wood toys. I especially like the way you did the wheels. Your grandson will probably like making stuff with you as he gets older. A great way to bond.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 09-05-2013 12:35 PM

Might be the next Jessie James

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 09-06-2013 12:33 AM

Great memories for both of you.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 09-09-2013 03:55 PM

I’m sure he will always remember those great and sturdy toys and how much fun he had with his grandpa. Way to go!

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#9 posted 12-15-2017 10:14 AM

And here I was thinking you were just a fine woodworker BUT you’re a toymaker too….YES!!!

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

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#10 posted 04-27-2018 06:21 AM

Gone to Kurt and Gaylene’s place 2018

-- Regards Rob

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