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Ken Martin

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Hi Friends

Just wanted to share one of my latest burnt wood projects.  The other day we cut out 4 of these puzzle trucks.  One was left as plain wood, one was painted, and two i baked parts of the Truck, Trailer, and Cars.

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This puzzle truck is made from 2 x 6 redwood, and is 15" long.  the best thing about this puzzle truck is we designed it to fit two to each 15" 2 x 6 board.  Once the board is cut to 15" and you split it down the middle, you will have the blanks for two puzzle trucks.
The front and top of each is done, and the rest is 7 cuts on the scroll saw.

Once cut we cut the parts off the truck, trailer and each car, and baked the parts for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. (each oven will bake different).  After they were cooled we just glued them back together and did a little sanding, then covered the whole thing in Polyurethane.

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This toy is going to the board of the Central Coast Woodworkers Association to see if they want to have it made for their Christmas Project to sell to raise money for the club.
What was really surprising to me is that all these really good woodworkers had never heard of baking wood.

Anyway this is a fun easy project that can be done in a day.

Hope you enjoy.


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Ken - Great job. I see you made some changes. I really like the way you made the curves in the front and rear car roll into the front and back of the car carrier - nice touch. As well as the curves you did matching the front and rear curve into the middle car. Looks really sharp.
Your photos are inspiring, I'll have to try and mimic you technique, they really look pro. These would look great on your ETSY site where I see you have some great photos of your projects using the same technique.
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Excellent job Ken!
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Another Great job Ken!!!  Love the look of the wood!

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Darn nice Ken, I'm thinking that with this post of yours I'm going to get the plan for sure.
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Bucko
   Thanks for the nice comments about the Puzzle Truck.  This however is a plan I sorta made up myself, after seeing something like it on the internet someplace.
   I just adapted it to my own size and style.  I am not a designer by any means, that is why I leave the designing to John at Toymakingplans.com, but this one was super easy to draw out.
   There is a real cool puzzle truck from Toymakingplans.com called "martin-motors-antique-car-carrier".
   Just leave off the martin motors logo on the cab, or make a decal of your own for the truck.
This is also a fun easy set to build. 
The baking of the parts of this toy really sets it off.
Thanks again for the nice words.

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Thanks for the reply Ken, If the woodworkers don't go for that plan/presentation then they must be furniture type of guys. I'd say you " Knocked it out of the park for a home run for your submission". Awesome work and plan indeed.
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Great work Ken you done well looks good. George
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A different idea ...looks good Ken .              Douglas
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Hi Douglas

I like this toy because it is simple and quick, whether you paint them like in the photo below, or leave them plain wood, or bake some of the parts.

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Thanks again.


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