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We hope to launch this set in June along with the StarFleet X-Wing set. This set is super easy to make as you can see from the exploded view. The door-hood-lights lines or seams are made by cutting into the  various chassis and body parts, sanding a slight radius on the exposed edges, painting or staining to taste, then gluing the parts back in place.

All wood thicknesses are 1/2" and 1-1/2" which can be cut on about any scroll saw. The car wheels are 1-1/2" dia. and the camper wheels are 1-1/4" diameter. Axles are standard axle pins.

I found these a joy to make and folks kind of flip out when the see them. The promotion will include the woody wagon, the speedster and the tear-drop camper. Regular price will be $16.95 for all three plan sets and the launch sale price will be $12.50 for all three plan sets.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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I give it 2 thumbs up! The other plans with campers, I would have a hard time letting a small child playing with it, to easy to break. Now this, I would make for a small child.
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+1 I'm really Looking forward to this one.

Just to satisfy my curiosity, Why does the design have the exhaust going all the way through the body? I find it difficult to glue these in and get them even. I find i much easier to drill half inch hols and use 1 inch long dowels. Even these will get stuck occasionally. Since they don't go all the way through the body I can just squeeze  them in with a vise or clamp. When building my Hot Rod Freaky Fords I like to give them a little squeeze in my vice. to get them all to seat evenly.

This requires an extra step. To position the holes correctly on both sides I make a hardboard template. It's the pattern for the body with small holes centered where the exhaust pipes go. I position the template and mark the spots for drilling with an awl.

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I see your point. I will change the design to be drilled from both sides. That will also end the tear-out problem where the drill bit pushes through the opposite side of the body. Thanks for the tip!
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I see your point. I will change the design to be drilled from both sides. That will also end the tear-out problem where the drill bit pushes through the opposite side of the body. Thanks for the tip!


I was afraid that I would not be able to explain it well enough without photos. I came up with this method when I was trying to solve a problem I was having with the wood tearing out between the holes. It helps some with that as well.

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These look like great fun! I'm a beginner with the scroll saw, so those curves will be quite a challenge, I'll probably have to tackle a few easier builds first.
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These look like great fun! I'm a beginner with the scroll saw, so those curves will be quite a challenge, I'll probably have to tackle a few easier builds first.


The thicker pieces like the body will be the hard part.

For practice I suggest the Play Pals. Free and simple. You can cut them any thickness you want and if you mess it up your not out anything but a small piece of wood.

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Another good looking set John....
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Looking good John.
I can see this one would be easy to scale up and open up the windows etc. 

Tom, Bob is right, the thicker body pieces would be the hardest bit. You can also cut these out of 2 pieces of 3/4 inch stock and glue together. Easier to cut, but more sanding etc to get them to align up. 
You can also drill holes for the lights and insert little dowels, rather than cutting out the lights on the scroll saw. 
I am always modifying the plans to suit my abilities or tools, so don't feel that you have to stick exactly to the plan.
The Play Pals are a great start, also have a look at the Wild Woodys in the $2 bargain bin. These are a little bigger that the Play Pals but also have guards to cut and glue on.

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+1 on the modifications I hardly ever follow the plans exactly. A lot of times I'm modifying the plans to fit the material I have.


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John I like this one can't wait,I might have to do a boat so my grandkids can change over, out of 14 grandkids 10 of them go camping and boating all the time. They will love it, thank you for the great plans you do.

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Thanks for the suggestions, Bob & Rod, I have just downloaded the Play Pals set. Plenty of scroll saw practice ahead!
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I found these a joy to make and folks kind of flip out when the see them. The promotion will include the woody wagon, the speedster and the tear-drop camper. Regular price will be $16.95 for all three plan sets and the launch sale price will be $12.50 for all three plan sets. (The launch sale price ended up actually $14.50 not $12.50 for the three sets of plans.)

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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. The set seems to be launched and it sure is a nice set, I like that it's basic components to make an attractive set. John would you have a photo of the car/s and trailer that you made and showed people for the forum viewing?
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John, Which price is it - - - $12.50 or $14.50 on the plans page?
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The price is actually $14.50. We raised the cost $2 because with the teardrop, coupe and wagon it it still figures less than $5 each for the set of three patterns. A lower cost than that doesn't cover our expenses on this one. Sorry for the confusion.
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