2021-02-19

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim Part 2 - 480968794

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim


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A handmade wooden toy car for grown-ups or kids. Sturdy, durable, and made for play. A unique gift for any occasion or use them to decorate a kids room, nursery, home, office space, birthday, or stocking stuffer

I made these for my grandson Odin, my Quality Assurance Inspector when he was two years old. After more than two years of hard play, they are still going strong. Like all my toys, they are grandson tested and approved.

I make every effort to make sure my toys perform well. I carefully test each toy before it is put up for sale.

Approximate Dimensions:
Length: 3-5/8 Inches
Height: 1-5/8 Inches
Width: 1-1/2 Inches

These are handmade from real wood and manufactured wood products. Each toy is a little different. The one you receive may not look exactly like the one in the photographs.

I do not recommend this toy for use by children under three years old.

Custom orders are welcome. Please contact me for details. 

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim

 
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim

 

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim



 

 

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Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim

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A toy car handmade from solid wood and hand-painted, painted with bright pink, metallic blue acrylic paint and amber shellac. Sturdy, durable, and made for play. A unique gift for any occasion or use them to decorate a kids room, nursery, home, office space, birthday, or stocking stuffer.

 

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim

I made these for my grandson Odin, my Quality Assurance Inspector, when he was two years old. After more than two years of hard play, they are still going strong. Like all my toys, they are grandson tested and approved.

 

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim

Approximate Dimensions:
Length: 3-5/8 Inches
Height: 1-5/8 Inches
Width: 1-1/2 Inches

 

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
 

These are handmade from natural wood and manufactured wood products. Each toy is a little different. The one you receive may not look exactly like the one in the photographs.

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim

 I do not recommend this toy for use by children under three years old.

Custom orders are welcome. Please contact me for details.

 

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim

Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim
Handmade Wood Toy Car From The Play Pal Series  Based on 1957 VW Bug Pink with Metallic Blue Trim


 

 

2021-02-17

Using a Bandsaw to Resaw Small Parts & Zero Clearence Insert

 

Toymakers Shop Handmade Wood Toy Dragons Resawing Ears
Toymakers Shop Handmade Wood Toy Dragons Resawing Ears

You must use push sticks or other methods to keep your fingers away from the blade. I cut two eight-inch strips to do this with

You must use a zero clearance insert, or the small parts will fall through the hole. I set up the bandsaw for the cut, pushed a board partway through the blade, and clamped it to the fence.

You must use a narrow blade with lots of teeth. I use 1/8-inch

This method is much easier than resawing an entire board to 1/8-inch.and cutting out the small parts. It's faster, and it wastes less wood.



 

 

 

 

 

 

2021-02-15

Installing Blue Max Urethane Tires on a Shopsmith Bandsaw

Installing Blue Max Urethane Tires on a Shopsmith Bandsaw
Installing Blue Max Urethane Tires on a Shopsmith Bandsaw

 
Installing Blue Max Urethane Tires on a Shopsmith Bandsaw
Installing Blue Max Urethane Tires on a Shopsmith Bandsaw

My first set of tires were the orange ones. They stretched and came off. I bought a pair of blue tires, and those worked well for a while and then came off and got chewed up by the blade—my fault. Putting these on was a struggle. Both times it took a couple of hours to get them on, finally.

I purchased another set of the Blue Max belts.

I changed the tires on my bandsaw yesterday for the third time. I finally figured out how to do it. I did not heat the tire or any of that nonsense. I discovered that you have to keep the wheel from moving and hold the belt in place. I have tried every sort of clamp you can imagine, only to have them pop off and go flying across the shop.

It finally dawned on me to try hand screw clamps. Hand screws are made of wood, so no worries about damaging the wheel. You can apply a lot of pressure with these clamps. Not only did they hold the belt very well, but I managed to stretch the tire onto the wheel the first try.

I used spring clamps on the bottom wheel to stop the wheel from moving when I pulled down on the tire. I didn't do this on the top wheel, and it was a bit more complicated.

 

 

2021-02-13

Handmade Baby Dragon Pull Toy - Made To Order

 

Handmade Baby Dragon Pull Toy - Made To Order
Handmade Baby Dragon Pull Toy - Made To Order


 

Just finished, and shipped.

A handmade wooden baby dragon made these from 100% premium grade hardwoods and all non-toxic materials. I finish with beeswax, mineral oil, and carnauba wax.

Approximate Dimensions:
Length: 8 inches
Height: 8 inches
Width: 3-4 Inches Varies depending on the thickness of wood used to make the dragon.

Each toy is individually made, and dimensions will vary.

The wood species may vary depending on what I have available at the time the order is placed.

Other sizes and colors may be available via custom orders.

I make items by hand from natural wood and wood products. They can differ from one piece to the next. The one you receive may be slightly different from the item in the listing photos. Wood thickness may vary slightly from the stated size.

Not for children under three years old or kids that are still chewing things. If the toy breaks, small parts may present a choking hazard. Small children should not play with this toy without adult supervision.

Custom orders are always welcome in my shop. Please contact me with your needs.

Handmade in Tallahassee FL USA

Using Rubber Bands For Clamps

Handmade Baby Dragon Pull Toy - Made To Order
Handmade Baby Dragon Pull Toy - Made To Order

 

Sometimes a project requires clamping some irregularly shaped piece, and none of the clamps in your collection will do the job. When making wood toys, you can use rubber bands to clamp these irregular parts. I keep a large box of rubber bands in my toymakers shop just for this purpose. When I make my Dragon Pull Toy, I use a hand full of rubber bands to glue the dragon to the base.