Saturday, July 29, 2017

Today in the Toymaker's Shop

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.  The ones I didn't for get to photograph.

Wooden Toy Cars Some of today's Work.
Wooden Toy Cars Some of today's Work.
Wooden toy Hot Rods waiting for exhaust pipes ans wheels. The finish is brushed amber shellac on pine. 


Wooden Toy Cars Hot Rod Waiting for Exhaust Pipes and Wheels
Wooden Toy Cars Hot Rod Waiting for Exhaust Pipes and Wheels
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. 


Wooden Toy Cars & Trucks Final Finish In Progress
Wooden Toy Cars & Trucks Final Finish In Progress
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.


Wooden Toy Cars - 171 Exhaust Pipes In Progress
Wooden Toy Cars - 171 Exhaust Pipes In Progress

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.


Wooden Toy Cars & Trucks Camera Ready
Wooden Toy Cars & Trucks Camera Ready

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.

Wooden Toys - Toymakers Workbench
Wooden Toys - Toymakers Workbench

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