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The one thing I love about the mini play pals, is you can create so many variations and designs based off the original plans. Enclosed is a photo of the pick up, the only thing I changed was to use home made wheels that are 1-1/8" dia. by 3/8" thick. This actually happened by accident to tell you the truth. I goofed by drilling the axle holes at 1/4", which would have made the 3/16" axles too loose and wobbly. The truck is made from scrap oak, and finished with- you guessed it, paste wax.

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Nice job!   When I was doing the street fairs, I sold a lot of these little cars and trucks.  I varied the sizes, some painted, some natural wood.  They sold really well.

Nice work!

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Nice cover up on a goof.  That is the great thing about these little play pal vehicles, and working with wood.  Like I have said before, I have a lot of the cover-ups on my projects because I usually do first and think later.

I just finished an order for a set of 5 from our ETSY site.
I finally did something John and Cynthia have recommended for a long time.  I heated the wood before waxing it and it did make them look better.  Give it a try sometime on some of the plain wooden ones, you will like the results.

Tommy I use the corners and edges of cut off from other projects for the Play Pals and Mini Martin Motors when cutting most projects.  Like you they come in a lot of different sizes and woods.
One day about a year ago, before I knew better, I wanted to see how many I could cut in a day, and got up to 72.  Some of them are still in the project boxes waiting for sanding.

When you think about Play Pals have been a great gift from John and Cynthia for a lot of us.

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JTalbot - Great cover-up in the wheel axle holes. Who's going to know except for us and I'm sure we will not tell. Your Play Pals look great, they are a wonderful set plans with lots and lots of room for thinking out of the box.
   I've posted a couple articles on different paints used (metallic), trailer hitches and trailer ideas for them, when you get the time take a look. I think they just might get you thinking on how you can customize them.
   If you do, we would sure like to see them.

For sure I'll have to give Ken's suggestion to heat the wood prior to applying the bee's wax, makes sense to me.
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always a way round a mishap as udie said no one will know part from us
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I have thought about the heat treating. That is on my wish list. I am still having a blast making toys, I saw the release of the mustang/ camaro plans yesterday, and boy was I tempted. i have made it a rule not to buy anymore plans until I have used the ones I have already bought. Next up will be the small world truck and pony trailer. I do plan on creating a boat/trailer, and a camper to go with this truck.
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Good Idea Jeremy about building what you have before you buy more plans.
   Me, on the other hand, I want to see everything, so I just have to buy most every thing that comes out.
What I like to do when one of you good builders shares a toy, I look up the pattern and see how it is made.  Gives me ideas for the next build.
   Working with the Play Pals gives us lots of options.

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I could have bought every car and truck plan on this site, if I did not have my restraints! On a sad note, sales are not happening yet. Good thing I am doing this for fun , at the moment.
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