Monday, November 20, 2017

Etsy Listing - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

There is more how to and shop postings coming. These will may not happen until after Christmas. I have way to much to do with my Etsy shop to do them. This is the busy season. Some people I know who sell toys have already stopped taking orders. They have all they can make already. I'm new to the online selling thing and I'm playing catch up doing all of those things I should have got done during the slow season. So between now and Christmas most of my time will be spent posting and promoting listings, packing and shipping (hopefully), and making some sawdust in the toy maker's shop. In between I still have a full time job and need to fit in my own Christmas shopping.

Here is my latest offering in the Hot Rod Freaky Ford line. I made a bunch of these during the last year. Primarily to experiment with materials and techniques. The bodies are relatively easy to make and made good candidates to experiment with. Quite a few more than I like to think about went into the trash. These are the survivors. A few of them are a bit iffy and have been discounted in the store. Seconds or blemished is a good way to describe them. This is yet another experiment. If they sell great I'll do it again. If they don't sell my grandson and Quality Assurance tester can add them to testing pool.

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Etsy Listing - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Ford Sedan - Black - Gray - Amber Shellac

I've made a few of these with the gray exhaust pipes. I haven decided if I like these or the black ones better. What do you think?
Just in case anyone thinks I've been out in the shop grinding these out, They have been made for weeks or months in some cases. and sitting there waiting for me too get time to do the photography and post them.
My photography is getting better. I need more lights. Because I'm shooting these mostly from a tripod or from some sort of steady surface my angles are limited. I watched several videos where professionals were shooting product photography. They were not using tripods.


Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black
Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Sedan - Amber Shellac - Grey - Black

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Etsy Listing - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1932 Ford Sedan - Blue Cake Topper

These are the same cars as the one that was used for the cake topper in a recent custom build. When working on a custom build especially one with a deadline I like to make more than one. Wood is a funny thing. Each piece is different. Hidden flaws will some times show up after the wood is cut. I once cut a car hauler puzzle truck. The truck trailer and all but one of the cars fell apart after they were cut. I've dropped toys and damaged them beyond repair. The worst I've done is drop one on the ground after spraying on the last coat of paint. 
This time I made three and all of them worked. Two are available for sale in my store.

These cars have a bit of a rustic look to them due mostly to painting directly on the wood without a primer sealer coat. This was what the customer wanted. Normally I would have used a solvent based primer/sealer coat to help prevent the grain from raising. For glossy of smooth satin finish MDF works really well but it is a mess to work with.

20171116-134103 - Wooden Toy Car - Hotrod Freaky Ford - 1932 Ford - Sedan
20171116-134103 - Wooden Toy Car - Hotrod Freaky Ford - 1932 Ford - Sedan
For some reason that I have not been able to figure out. I can't get the colors to look right for this shade of blue on a white background. I have two completely different cameras and get the same results with both of the,  It works with my blue background and the black. I looks Ok on the work bench in my shop but the lighting is really bad there so I don't like using it. WHen I get more better lights there will be more shots from the shop

Etsy Listing - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 1927 Ford - Bucket-T - T-Bucket - 572786417

There is more how to and shop postings coming. These will may not happen until after Christmas. I have way to much to do with my Etsy shop ...