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john lewman

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You are a toy making production machine! Your workmanship is astounding. Thanks for sharing.
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Nice work Bob

I hadn't thought of a pin nailer.
Looks like a pretty quick and easy way to do it.

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Nice work Bob

I hadn't thought of a pin nailer.
Looks like a pretty quick and easy way to do it.

Cheers
Rod T



I've been wanting this one for awhile now but was to frugal to pay full price for something I thought I might have a use for. I stumbled across this one for $43 on black Friday. It's the first time I have ever seen pin nailers discounted. You can get one at Harbor Freight for about $25 but I really like the double trigger safety on this one. I like Hitachi tools too. I have just about every drill they make.

To pin the axles you have to be very careful to keep the tip firmly against the toy. If you don't the tip will not be below the surface. I did this twice. As far as I can tell there is no way to get them back out. One I filed flush with a diamond file and refinished the bottom.  The other one I gave up and drove it in with a punch. That left a little dimple, but it looked better than some of the ones I drilled and pinned with skewers and dowels. 

What I really wanted a pin nailer for is stack cutting and glue ups. When you glue two boards together to get thicker stock. they want to slide around when you add the clamps. Some pins in the waste area will stop this. You can use them the same way for stack cutting on the scroll saw just remember to cut the outside last. No more carpet tape. 

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Not exactly on the bench or even making anything . Unless you count holes. He drilled so many holes in that 2x4 it began to fall a part. His first time with a forstner bit. He was fascinated with it. I've never known a little boy who didn't like to play with a drill press. We did this after he helped me put wheels an a truck. 


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Still cleaning up un finished odds and ends. When I finish car bodies I keep applying finish and sanding and finishing until I am satisfied with the finish. This takes a long time with polyurethane. Some pieces are two coats and some pieces are 5 coats.  


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Been working on a few Christmas gifts for family members, after completing projects for the craft fair. Then having some fun with all the unusable scrap wood, planer shavings, and saw dust.

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My $25  Nikon 5700. If your going to sell your toys a canera is one of the tools in your toolbox. You don't need to spend a $1000 dolars on a camera if you buy used.  I can buy these any day of the week for under $50. I took these photos with my phone.



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