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    Here is my pile of cars, all sanded and smooth and ready to be painted. Lots of cars, lots of wheels and axles......gonna take me a while.

    Nancy in cold and windy AZ
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    A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

  • #2
    I love it! Isn't that a pretty sight??
    All those little cars in the box ready for finishing...cut out of pretty white pine....I think it's white pine isn't it?
    So smooth....edges sanded so nice!
    A pretty sight indeed!

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    • #3
      They sure put mine to shame .

      Roger
      Last edited by Ramjet; 12-03-2011, 09:12 PM. Reason: I read the other post

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Catlyn View Post
        I love it! Isn't that a pretty sight??
        All those little cars in the box ready for finishing...cut out of pretty white pine....I think it's white pine isn't it?
        So smooth....edges sanded so nice!
        A pretty sight indeed!
        Yep, they are pine, easy to cut and finish. I managed to paint 40 wheels tonight, only have 152 more to go. Then, the axle caps, then the cars. whoohoo. My dining room table was cleared off for about 1/2 a day, now it's back to "normal" with paints and wood stacked on it.

        Nancy in AZ
        A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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        • #5
          That is a bunch of painting!. But with all the different colors, they should be a big hit.
          Fran

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          • #6
            Way to go girl! Looking forward to some in progress pics too.
            "Still Montana Mike"

            "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
            Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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            • #7
              Looking good, looking good

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              • #8
                Looking good!
                What kind of paint will you use?

                It's all fun
                Terry
                Craftsman 18"
                Delta 46-460 lathe
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                • #9
                  Thanks everyone!

                  Terry, I use water based acrylic craft paints and satin wipe-on poly.

                  have 2 coats on 10 red cars and 2 coats on 10 blue cars.

                  have 40 wheels painted, 40 red axle peg caps, 40 blue axle peg caps and 40 light green axle caps painted. Have shortened 40 axle pegs, have the other 80 painted axle pegs to cut tomorrow.

                  Pictures tomorrow.

                  time for bed

                  Nancy in AZ
                  A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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                  • #10
                    rippersmon, Boy I'm glad I'm not trying to keep up with you,you'd ware me out! Good job. Lance

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                    • #11
                      Share pics of your jig for cutting the axles to the proper length for the 3/4" stock please.
                      "Still Montana Mike"

                      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
                        Share pics of your jig for cutting the axles to the proper length for the 3/4" stock please.
                        Mike,

                        I just took a break for lunch and saw your post. I'll take a picture in a few minutes.
                        A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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                        • #13
                          No hurry. I'm just sure others would like to see it as well. My wheels and axles arrive today supposedly.
                          "Still Montana Mike"

                          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                          • #14
                            my axle jig

                            okay, the pictures are below. The width of my jig allows just enough clearance for the wheel to turn easily and still have enough axle to glue into the car. The axle pegs I bought are 7/32, give or take a smidge (some are a teeny bit fatter). I drilled the holes with a 7/32 bit.

                            My jig has 4 holes, makes it easy to handle, for me. You could always increase the # of holes.

                            Nancy in AZ
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                            • #15
                              Thanks. I appreciate it as I'm certain do all the lurkers...LOL
                              Last edited by wood-n-things; 12-05-2011, 04:49 PM.
                              "Still Montana Mike"

                              "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                              Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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