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  1. 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...
  2. Bat Car - Toy Car - Batmobile - Play Pal

    This little car is a lot smaller than the ones I posted previously. Only 3.5 inches long. I've made quite a few of these and this one is by far the best looking one. I made it from some spruce I had from a very old project. I'm not saying how long I've had this wood. It smells like Christmas...
  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. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. Laminated Oak and Poplar Play Pal Monster Truck

    One of the most difficult make. I cut the individual laminations and glued them together. It proved very difficult to cut two pieces that matched. What I wound up doing was cutting a bunch of laminations and matching the pieces as close as possible. Still after glue up there was lots of sanding...
  9. 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...
  10. Wood Toy Play Pal Pickup Truck - Poplar - Brushed Satin Polyurethane

    I made this truck from recycled poplar. It's finished with satin polyurethane. I like working with poplar when making toys. It's strong and durable enough. It sands easy for a hardwood, takes good finish with just about any thing you want to use and it cuts great on my scroll saw.
  11. Woodworking Skill Share
    My wife found this in someone's trash and we are wondering what it is/was used for?
  12. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I have a home made drum sander that my grandfather made many years ago. It uses this same motor for driving it - http://www.doublequicktime.com/item/description/id/72320447 The wiring was looking pretty old and in need of replacing, and the sparks that happened when I plugged into the wall...
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