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I'm a new stay at home dad and looking to start a business selling g wooden toys. Being able to get plans already finished and tested means I've been able to get going a lot faster and I really appreciate the community and everything John and Cynthia have done. I wanted to focus on a more modern style so here's a set of my play pals with splashes of color. I hope the natural grain will appeal to parents but that the bright colors will still be fun for kids.

I did these with my CNC so I could be producing while still taking are of my little one. They're​ painted with non-toxic craft paint from Martha Stewart and a salad bowl finish called Bamboo Goo. If you have any questions let me know.

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I must say they came out really nice.

I suspect your idea for color for kids and natural wood for the parents should go over well.


Thanks for sharing...

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Nicely done and I'm liking your finish approach, your windows and edges look just fantastic.
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These are superb. 
Nice colours
When you painted them, did you mask of the faces?

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These are superb. 
Nice colours
When you painted them, did you mask of the faces?

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No, just painted the edges getting as little on the faces as possible then sanded the faces with 220 again to clean them up. I'm hoping I'll be able to stack a number of them then airbrush the edges to be more efficient.
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Someone else here mals toys similar to these. I saved the photos bevause i liked the idea so much.

I can't locate th post.

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Great finish. These look really nice. I also use the paint/natural combo on the play pals. For the first few I masked the faces and found it way too time consuming. I now do what you do and just paint carefully.
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Someone else here mals toys similar to these. I saved the photos bevause i liked the idea so much.

I can't locate th post.


Looks like RosieJane does the same idea, http://forums.toymakingplans.com/post/more-playpals-7555273?pid=1288377532
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Looks like RosieJane does the same idea, http://forums.toymakingplans.com/post/more-playpals-7555273?pid=1288377532

That's the ones I was thinking of.
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Toy cars in natural wood always look great but with the touch of color you have added they look fantastic!
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