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  1. Ford Pickup 1951

    Here are a few photos of my just finished latest project I used T&J plan. I now need to make up the mind what to try next I have now built a model from each of the plan sets I purchased I would like to do a tow truck or fire truck but I want to make much more finer detail than the older T&J...
  2. Laminated Oak and Poplar Play Pal Monster Truck

    Made from reclaimed oak and poplar this is another in my series of Play Pal Monster trucks. I cut this on a scrollsaw. After destroying several bodies attempting to cut the windows and get them ti look right I gave up and started drilling them. The finish is amber shellac except for the hubs...
  3. Play Pal Wooden Toy Monster Truck

    Another in my Play Pal monster truck series. This one is very similar to one in a previous project. The body is made from reclaimed oak and poplar. The wheels and axles are birch. The finish is hand brushed amber shellac. Wheels: 1.5 inches Body Length: 3.5 inches Body Height: 1.6 inches...
  4. Wooden Toy Truck - Play Pal - Monster Truck

    The second Play Pal Monster Truck I have posted here. I made this one from pine. I'm experimenting with materials and these are only 3.5 inches long. I just about always have shot pieces of 2×4 laying around. I think the mystery lumber they sell these isn't really a good choice most of the time...
  5. 53 Ford Pickup

    Finally was able to get in the shop and finish up the Ford. Wish I was able to add a little more details but happy to get it done. And just noticed I need to put another coat a finish on the tires but maybe when the last finish drys up it will blend in. Blog is here.
  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. Ford HotRod C-Cab Ute/Pickup

    Ford HotRod C-Cab Ute/Pickup I was given an offcut from a Blackwood slab by Liam of Goat Works after he saw my SuperTee Fund Raiser HotRod which at first glance looked ordinary BUT wow after I machined and sanded it WOW, the figure and grain was gorgeous. I sent a photo to Liam saying it's way...
  8. 1930s trucks

    after i bought my radial saw i set to work re-building the table and tuning it. after i was done with that i needed a project to put it through its paces. after much thought i decided to build a bunch of toys. they are 9.75 inches long, 2.5 inches wide and 4 inches tall. the beds are made...
  9. A Peter Built Monster Truck - 1948 Ford Pickup

    A Peter Built Monster Truck - 1948 Ford Pickup… This is my version of a 1948 Ford Monster Truck with 5-6 coats of clear gloss polyurethane… A friend did me a swap deal for the Australia Red Gum wheels for some Zebra.. I used some of the insights of another friend to build extra strength into...
  10. Monster Truck Wooden Toy Truck, Play Pal, Pickup

    Not the best Play Pal Monster Truck I have made but it's still a great toy. The body is hand brushed shellac. I painted the wheels on this one to use up some miss matched wheels I had. The wheels ar painted with acrylic craft paint and top coated with shellac. The shellac make the wheels a bit...
  11. Poplar Play Pal Pickup Truck Wooden Toy

    I made this wooden toy truck from some reclaimed poplar. It's finished with brushed satin polyurethane. I do like working with the poplar. Its easy to cut and not a lot of work to get a very smooth finish.
  12. Monster Truck Wooden Toy Truck - Play Pal - Pickup

    This one had a pine body cut from a piece of 2×4 I had in the garage. It;s actually more brown than it looks in the photo. I retook the photos several times and no matter what I did it just didn't look right. There are many variations you could make form this design, Different wheels, finishes...
  13. Monster Truck - Play Pal - Pickup Truck

    This one is made from a piece pine 2×4. Not my favorite material to work with but the price was right. It finsishe d with clear shellac on the body and amber shellac for the wheels, The hubs are painted with metallic green craft acrylic. This is a great little toy. It rolls very easy.
  14. Wooden Toy Monster Pickup Truck Play Pal Purple

    If you really want to see the imperfections in your work get into photography and photograph you projects. You'll se things you didn't know were there. The camera sees all. Cut froma pine 2×4 and finished with brushed on shellac. The hubs are metallic acrylic craft paint. These little trucks...
  15. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Was putting together the latest in a seemingly endless series of stamped sheet metal stands when I dropped a screw for the umpteenth time. I recently bought a set of three telescoping magnetic picker-uppers and grabbed the biggest to catch the stray hardware. Holding two brackets, the screw...
  16. Blogs
    Walnut Wood - I just need to know... Does anyone else - when working with black walnut - think it smells delicious? I just want to eat it whenever I'm cutting it. I was recently cutting out a ball blank from a glue-up of walnut, maple, and wenge, the latter two of which don't really have a...
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  17. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    In the past few years I have used different types of carbon and pencils, and now graphite to transfer the pattern onto the wood. I am having a little trouble taking the graphitre marks off the wood after I hAVE FINISHED Burning my picture. Would anyone of you have any recomendation on what to...
  18. Woodworking Skill Share
    My wife found this in someone's trash and we are wondering what it is/was used for?
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