Wednesday, April 4, 2018

First Bad Bob's Custom Motors Coupe Is Complete

First Prototype of the Bad Bob's Custom Motors Coupe is done.


All of the parts were painted before assembly. Paint blocks the pores of the wood and prevents the wood glue from penetrating into the wood. To get a good bond you must leave the contact surfaces free of paint. This is much more difficult than it sounds.

Handmade Wooden Toy Car - Bad Bob's Motors Coupe - Green - Yellow
Handmade Wooden Toy Car - Bad Bob's Motors Coupe - Green - Yellow

Getting the fenders mounted without damaging the paint was a real challenge.  I had to line them up on the body of the car and trace around them with a pencil so I could see where not to paint. I painted over the lines while painting the body but only a small amount. I should have painted more aggressively leaving a much narrower strip bare for the glue. The tracing failed to account for the rounded corners of the fenders and I had to do some touch-up painting.

Handmade Wooden Toy Car - Bad Bob's Motors Coupe - Green - Yellow
Handmade Wooden Toy Car - Bad Bob's Motors Coupe - Green - Yellow


Al the rest of the parts were easy because they fit into deep holes. All I had to do was paint half of the dowel put a small amount of glue on it and slide it home.

Handmade Wooden Toy Car - Bad Bob's Motors Coupe - Green - Yellow
Handmade Wooden Toy Car - Bad Bob's Motors Coupe - Green - Yellow
 I have nine more of these in the queue. The next one is a sedan probably painted a solid color. The green and yellow colors were requested by my grandson and quality assurance tester. As always he gets the first ones to test.


Handmade Wooden Toy Car - Bad Bob's Motors Coupe - Green - Yellow
Handmade Wooden Toy Car - Bad Bob's Motors Coupe - Green - Yellow

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