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Needed something relatively quick and easy for a stall at the Men's Shed open day so I thought these would fit the bill. P1000414.JPG  P1000414.JPG     
That's supposed to be a light bar on the roof

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Rotating amber warning light above- another light bar below

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The wheels are all turned as one piece rather than made from two pieces of dowel glued together.  I guess each method has its advantages and disadvantages but when you have a friend who is a turner and wants to help you have to find something for him to do

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The windows are paper cut outs, made on the computer and glued in place

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This is only a fraction of the ideas available in the plan set so I don't be surprised if you see another selection before too long

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Brilliant they look great toys.[thumb]
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You have added a lot of charm to these wood toy cars and trucks. The glued on graphics make them a lot more appealing. Nice work!
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John, are these from one of your books?
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Hi Bob
These came from a set of Johns plans Titled "Wood Toy Cars & Trucks" which was packaged in the Super Toy Plans Library which I bought from him a couple of years back.
As I said I needed something Quick & easy and these fitted the bill.
The solid turned wheels that I used were a problem at first in that when glued onto the axles the glue would squeeze out back along the dowel and glue the axle to the body if you weren't careful. Eventually we stopped this by drilling a small hole all the way through the wheel so the excess glue could vent out safely. The hole is barely  noticeable after painting and completely hidden by the wheel trim stick-ons are used.

On the next batch I am going to fit stick-on Goggle-eyes for the head lights , might even add a smile too. and a goofy teeth radiator grill.

Have Fun...................    Shady

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I thought they looked familiar. I have these books.
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Nice group of toys. 
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nice done.

These are the kind of toys kiddo's will play with for hours coming up with all sorts of ideas as they put them through the paces [thumb]

My grandson would have loved these before he found out about Lego's and shopkins (or something like that ) LOL

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