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  1. Models Made As a 14 Year Old Boy..

    Here's a few photos of some models I made when I was about 14 years old.. Entirely scratch-built. Mainly out of wooden stir sticks. I had made them for our Lionel train layout. I hope you all enjoy these! Levi
  2. One More Caboose

    Fun and quick Gatto Caboose to go with my Reading Train. Made with maple and walnut with a Danish hand oiled finish.
  3. Toy Race Cars ready for fun, play and imagination

    I was asked by the local shop for another batch of small timber vehicles, so here's a set of 4 wooden race cars ready for fun and play. .
  4. Hopper Train Car

    Got the Reading Hopper car up and running. Just a quick fun build to go along with the Reading train. I still need to build the tracks but already have the rails done so the hard parts already finished, just need to find a board long enough for all the cars and room for one or two more me...
  5. International Farmall "M" tractor

    This is a scale model (about 14" long) of an International Farmall "M" tractor. Took me about a month to build, working random hours in the shop.
  6. Is it an Aussie Ute or an American Pickup?

    Is it an Aussie Ute or an American Pickup? The local shop asked me for a few more toys, specially a UTE, well that's what we call "pickup's" downunder. About 8" [200mm[ long by 4.5" [120mm] wide made from offcuts and reclaimed timber. Good strong playable toy with enough detail to be...
  7. Marine Helicopter CH-53 (with a little imagination)

    My talent does not match my imagination. My oldest son is a pilot in the Marine Corps. When he was deployed to Afghanistan I started thinking about carving or making a model of his aircraft, the CH-53. It is a HUGE helicopter. 99 feet long, and capable of lifting a tank, an F-18, or taking...
  8. Motor grader - Motoniveladora

    Motoniveladora based on a Wood Magazine design (Issue 208). Made of cedar (light wood) and cancharana (dark wood). In the stand is placed a dedication (it's a anniversary present). Is finished with bright water-based varnish. The last picture shows how I made the grooves in the wheels...
  9. The General

    I really like the look and feel of the General, it has a longer better shaped boiler to my eye. Was a fun build, made with birch and a touch a oak. I used Narm Marshall's toy book plans to get the shape then went off and used a little Toys and Joys and the General at Gatto is in there too...
  10. rod piezo resonator guitar bridges

    Started making these for those builders of homemade reso guitars. Those of us in that hobby know of mike lowe and his reso lowe cones that he makes these rod biscuits are made for that type of resonator cone. I make them out of a varitiy of exotic woods and all have bone saddles. Usually...
  11. How do you say THANK YOU to a very generous bloke - A SURPRISE TOY!

    How do you say THANK YOU to a very generous bloke - A SURPRISE TOY! Yes, Their is a woodworker in Townsville who is one of the instigators of the SuperTee Pink Projects fund raiser who in my humble opinion is one "Fair Dinkum Aussie", Mark Dainer https://www.dainermade.com/ I met Mark though a...
  12. Skidder

    This skidder is made out of black walnut and big leaf maple (sawmill scraps I get at work). I spent about 120 hours on this project just trying to get all the detail in. This is my third model I have made, each getting more and more detail.
  13. Mini Shop Smith

    This is a project that I have wanted to do since the 1980s when I got my first new Shop Smith. I just never got around to it as back then I was building cabinets and furniture and helping build houses. I found the plans on Face Book the other day so just had to give it a try. I've owned 4 SS...
  14. 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

    Rolls Royce 1914 Silver Ghost. Body is Bloodwood, fenders are Bocote, seats mahogany, top cherry. frame whalnut, wheels maple with wire spokes. Model is appprox 12 inches by 5.5 inches, scaled the drawing from Forest Street Designs to 72% to get the size I wanted. Radiator is walnut with...
  15. Blown Big Block Ford Street Rod with a Peterbilt twist

    Blown Big Block Ford Street Rod with a Peterbilt twist. This is my Lockdown Stay at Home Isolation Orders project/challenge. The original orders were extended from a fortnight to three weeks but now we are in week four. It's scratch built with inspiration from a couple of Hot Rod Photos off...
  16. Longing for the cure of Covid-19

    Staying home for several weeks due to Covid-19, I thought to symbolize the virus using a maple ball. (Pic 1) The red spike proteins are the signature of the virus; they interacts with the human receptor for the penetration into the respiratory cells. They is tall from the viral surface so that...
  17. Not a Ford, but it could be, Just a little truck ready for fun, play and imagination!

    Not a Ford, but it could be, Just a little truck ready for fun, play and imagination! Well it was a wet summer downunder and Autumn [Fall] has been equally as damp. My under the house shed which is cut into the sandstone rock has been consistently damp to wet as the water hydraulics through the...
  18. B-17 toy

    Here is a strangeness wrapped up in bizzaro world. I started making military toys for my father who had mentioned that he did not have anything that i made in school and missed his wooden toys from his past. This resulted in a couple tanks, battle ships and planes being made and then he stored...
  19. Dump Truck w/Detroit Diesel Engine

    Here is another truck.I wanted to do something different so I modified the plans and added a Detroit Diesel engine to it. I found the engine off the Sketchup warehouse website and modified it to my liking. The transmission is hand carved with a dremel. There were a lot of redo's to this model to...
  20. 1886 Benz Motorwagon Model

    This was a really fun project and my favorite model - so far; and I have made a few. This is a Forest Street Designs plan and has a lot of challenging parts, and I love this model. I of course added my own "fingerprints." The wheels were a major part of this build, as you can imagine, but not...
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