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I should have taken some photos of the car the axle pegs got stuck halfway in. I was so intent on the repair that I totally forgot about taking photos of the repair. I sawed the axle pins with a flush cut saw and drilled the stubs out with a drill press and rigged up temporary jig to hold the car body in the right place with the front wheels on it. It worked perfectly. So good that the only way I can tell you which one it is the scratch on the back of one of the wheels where I scraped it with the saw.

Lesson learned: Always dry fit everything. The reason they got stuck was that the pegs were to long.  

Some of today's work. 

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Wooden toy Hot Rods waiting for exhaust pipes ans wheels. The finish is brushed amber shellac on pine.

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Wooden toy cars with what is probably their last coat of shellac. I sand and recoat until I;m happy with the results. The white bat car is primer coated with white acrylic gettin ready to pain tie. There was a hidden nail in the body that I could not see until I started sanding. so it gets painted. I'm thinking pink. for this one. 

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171 exhaust pipes in progress. These are used on a lot of my toys so when I make them I make a batch. It seems like a lot but I use six per car so this is only enough for 28 cars.


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Finished cars waiting for the photographer to finish the rest of the toys. I've been trying to assembly line toys so they come out in batches. This batch is going to have about 40 cars and trucks . I really should have dusted the table.

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The toymakers workbench at closing time today.  Etsy likes to show photos of sellers "studios" in their newsletters. They never look like this. It's I good bet that I'll never get featured. No it doesn't always look like this. Sometimes it's worse. [biggrin]

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Nice looking batch of toys BadBob. Do you spray the exhaust pipes or brush them.
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Nice looking batch of toys BadBob. Do you spray the exhaust pipes or brush them.


I brush the exhaust pipes. There isn't much advantage to spraying these tiny parts. One coat of black acrylic and one coat of something clear to keep the flat black from rubbing off. I've been using clear shellac for the top coat. It dries fast and is easy to apply.

The car bodies were sprayed initially but the moisture from the extremely high humidity gave me such fits that I gave up on spraying and finished them with a brush.

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Great production line

You are not the only one to have a bench like that at the end of the day, and I am only building one thing at the moment. Great production line

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Wow! What an amazing manufacturing set up! This is impressive. Thanks for posting these photos.
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Looks like a sweet set up!
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Looks like a sweet set up!


I've got all my woodworking, yard and garden tools, mechanics tools and three motorcycles crammed into the garage plus a bunch of random stuff I can't get into the house. It's crowded.

  

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It's annoying when this happens at the beginning when the holes are first drilled, but this one was almost done. [mad] This was a simple reaming that I did on every hole on every car in this batch. I almost always need to do this because wood moves with humidity changes, 1/4 inch dowels aren't, and finish get in the holes. 


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A few wheels short. I must have miscounted something. I ran out of finished rear wheels. No time to finish wheels today. It would have been a good day to paint today the humidity when below 50% for the first time since mid June. The temperature here was 62 F in my backyard this morning.


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I love this photo of your wood toy workshop and the organizational skills it shows.
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