Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Etsy Listing - Wooden Toy Car, Hot Rod Freaky Ford, 27 T Coupe

20171010-120840 Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
20171010-120840 Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs


I have/had a dilemma with this one. What do I do if the toy gets damaged during the build process? I have a basic rule I try to live by: If it gets broken its trash. If it is a part I can make another one. If its early in the build it is annoying but not but still its not to difficult to start over. Not so with this one.

So here is the the story.

I dropped it. Not early in the process but when it was 99% complete. If you have made painted wooden toys before you know is a lot of work. At least twice as much work as making unfinished wooden toys. It can be 5 or even 10 times more work depending on how complicated the toy you making is. At this point in the build it was very hard for me to just toss it in the trash.

First I tried to fix the toy car. I soon discovered that repairing a shellac finish on a toy that was already assembled and painted without damaging other parts of the toy was difficult and time consuming.  I decided that the best thing for me to was give it a quick touch up and let it go as is.

Now what do I do with this not so bad looking damaged Ford 27 T Coupe?

I made these to sell in my Etsy store. My grandson has several already. He would gladly take it but I'm already catching some flack about where we are going to put all of these toys I'm making for him. SoI decided to sell it in my store at a substantial discount. It really doesn't look that bad unless you look really close and any little boy that gets it will soon beat it up pretty good anyway. These make a pretty neat looking shelf sitter to decorate your home or office with. Just turn the good side out.

I've put the listing up and clearly described it as blemished. I'm going to let it go through the listing cycle over Christmas and then decide what to do with it. This Etsy business is all just one experiment after another and the listing only costs twenty cents for four months. If it sells that will be great because then I'll know I can sell scratch and dent items and not throw them in the trash. If it doesn't sell over Christmas then that will tell me something too.

Take a look and tell me what you think?

Left Front - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Left Front - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs

Lookin' good here.

Right Front - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Right Front - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Right Side  - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Right Side  - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs

This angle looks great.
Left Side  - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Left Side  - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs

Nece little chip got knocked out of the rear corner.
Left Rear - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Left Rear - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs

The nick in the left rear corner is very visible s is the spot on the top. 
Right Rear - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Right Rear - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs

I can barely see them fro this angle.
Left Side Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Left Side Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs

If I look really close I can see blemishes in this photo. 
Right Side Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Right Side Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs

None of the blimishes are visible from this angle.
Right Rear Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Right Rear Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
I can't see any of the famage from this angle.
Left Rear Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Left Rear Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs

I can see two of the spots but still it looks good here to my ees.
Left Side Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Left Side Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Looks fine from this angle.
Right Side Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Right Side Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Here you can barely see the blemishes
Right Front Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Right Front Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Looks pretty good from this angle.

Rear Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Rear Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs Here you can see a couple of dings and skint spots.

Front Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Front Top - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
This view looks pretty good.

Bottom - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
Bottom - Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe - Pine - Amber Shellac - Black Hubs
You can see where I started to repairing the shellac.

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