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I'm not sure what it is that I like to do more, build these trucks or to play with them. 

This was a great and interesting build. Each one gets a little easier.  I have to throw a big thank you out to these forums in regards to tricks and tips of all the toy builders here. 

 I have to throw a big thank you out to these forums in regards to tricks and tips of all the toy builders here. 

The blue tape, then pattern and then packing tape in prep for cutting and drilling was a great tip. I was tracing my patterns onto cardboard templates and repeating for my cut outs. 

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Very nicely done.
These look very sturdy.
Thanks for sharing your builds...

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These photos are priceless. And thanks for sharing your love of toymaking. I have been a toymaker designer for over 50 years and still get so excited about it I can't sleep. I am usually up and going around 5 AM and work until about 7 PM and that is 7 days a week. I eat, sleep and breathe wood toy design and some folks think I am obsessed with it. I know I am obsessed with it.
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And please stay obsessed with it John. I like your designs. The problem is, when I finish a toy I'm not sure if I want to sell it or keep it for myself.
The say, "The only difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys".
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Very nicely done. These look very sturdy. Thanks for sharing your builds...

 

Thanks Ed. 

They are very sturdy and well designed. 


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These photos are priceless. And thanks for sharing your love of toymaking. I have been a toymaker designer for over 50 years and still get so excited about it I can't sleep. I am usually up and going around 5 AM and work until about 7 PM and that is 7 days a week. I eat, sleep and breathe wood toy design and some folks think I am obsessed with it. I know I am obsessed with it.

 

I have gotten myself into trouble at times by asking my wife to hand me a tool or some needed material for whatever project I was working on in my sleep, lol.  She used to think it was funny and played along. Now she just smacks me back into reality. 


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Thanks for sharing the pics Farsider. Nice work indeed.

There is definitely something very special about making something and then holding the finished item in your hands. Very hard to part with. 

How did you make the wheels dark? Did you stain them or do the roasting trick?

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And please stay obsessed with it John. I like your designs. The problem is, when I finish a toy I'm not sure if I want to sell it or keep it for myself


Price them high. If they sell it lessens the blow. If it doesn't sell you get to keep it.

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Thanks for sharing the pics Farsider. Nice work indeed.

How did you make the wheels dark? Did you stain them or do the roasting trick?

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Thanks, Rod. As for the wheels, I use a Burnt Umber Acrylic which is diluted to 1 part Burnt Umber and 5 parts water. 


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Burnt Umber - the go to for carving folks, good idea on the wheels. 
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