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John,

Any particular reason why you decided not to have painted versions in this plan.

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Hi BadBob, you ask an important question. I didn't include the painted versions to keep our development costs low enough on this set of six so we could offer them at the low discount price as a group. Painted toys can more than double the development time.

Also, we used to sell our individual plans at $9.95 to $12.95 for each toy. We have found that is pricey for lots of folks. The groups of plans at a big discount has really helped retired toymakers trying to get started on limited funds.

Also, this style of toy is a favorite with toymakers who make large quantities of one toy for sale or charity. They look for the simplest and most popular finish for their purpose. But mainly, I was trying to make the plan set at a low retail cost and still be able to cover my expenses.

The business is just Cynthia and I and it is our only source of income. Some plan sets sell just a few over their lifetime, others sell enough to cover our cost of development and the costs involved with maintaining the email list, forum and website.
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Thanks John, Just to be clear. I'm not complaining. I was curious when I opened the file and did not see colors. I like this.

I'm not a big fan of painting toys. I've been experimenting with it after seeing how my grandson goes first for the painted toys.

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Bad Bob, I ordered my wheels and pegs from Amazon.com. The supplier was Woodpecker Supply. I don't know if you ordered yours or not. 

The supplier linked to the plans was charging the same for 12 of the truck wheels,1.5",  I got 50 wheels at that same price and of course the free shipping with prime. I'm a happy camper because I also got 50 of the 1" wheels which I had been making my own. A bag of 50 for 11.00, you can't beat that, lol. 


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Bad Bob, I ordered my wheels and pegs from Amazon.com. The supplier was Woodpecker Supply. I don't know if you ordered yours or not. 

The supplier linked to the plans was charging the same for 12 of the truck wheels,1.5",  I got 50 wheels at that same price and of course the free shipping with prime. I'm a happy camper because I also got 50 of the 1" wheels which I had been making my own. A bag of 50 for 11.00, you can't beat that, lol. 



I'm not sure what wheels you are referring to. I did a little comparison shopping and did not find any wheels that were a better buy than craftparts.com this is especially true when purchased in quantity. When I buy from them I buy a lot of stuff usually enough to get free shipping. This can significantly lower your costs. Looking ahead at what yoiu are going to need for future projects. I buy all of my dowels from craftparts.com. The locally available dowels are expensive junk.




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