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    Here are the first pics of my set of cars. The axles are still drying and I will get some better pics in a day or so. These will be donated Monday to the local women's shelter for battered women and kids.

    What I am pretty happy about is there are no 2 alike all have different body styles.

    I Just got off the phone with the administrator of the safe house and she is really looking forward to them. She says there are 6 little boys with their moms staying there right now. So perfect timing.
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    Very nice project Mike! The little boys will be happy with their toy, you're great!!
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    • #3
      Nice batch of cars! Did you go with the thicker ones after all? They look wider than mine. They turned out great. I know the kids will love them.

      Nancy in AZ
      Last edited by rippersmom; 12-16-2011, 07:14 PM.
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      • #4
        It is a great gesture Mike.
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        • #5
          Lookin' good you ole softie. Good Job Brother
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          • #6
            Nancy those are 3/4" with 7/8" wheels. Thanks everyone.
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            • #7
              There will be a few smiles even though they are in a SAD situation.
              Sweeeeet job Mike.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
                Nancy those are 3/4" with 7/8" wheels. Thanks everyone.
                Okay, I think the smaller wheels were what made me think they were thicker. LOL I have old eyes.

                Did you put a finish on the cars?
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                • #9
                  very good job making the lil fellers happy.
                  Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



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                  • #10
                    That's just splendous.. (yea, my word checker didn't like it either)...
                    But that's what's in my head....

                    You're blessed somewhere for this..
                    Some kids gonna look off into the horizon and dream about his...Then someday, he'll be supporting a family with it...
                    Dreams are what we're made of.....

                    Are those paint-shields on the wheels??
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                    • #11
                      Nancy I just used danish oil as a finish.

                      Jim they are glue shields I was not sure what else to do to keep the wheels from attaching them selves to the body. I did not have anything to insert the glue into those tiny holes. I was afraid of the squeeze out and I'm glad I was or none of the wheels would have turned...LOL

                      Nancy how did you over come this problem?
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                      • #12
                        Mike

                        The cars look great.

                        I usually use toothpicks to get glue in tight spots.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks Tim. I thought of that but was too engrossed to go inside to find where I put my box of toothpicks. When I was all done for the day I came into the kitchen for a quick drink of water and they were sitting right where I left them-- on top of the micro wave. Imagine that, I put them there and they were still there, living by yourself has it's perks....
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                          • #14
                            Those are very nice - they will be enjoyed!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
                              Nancy I just used danish oil as a finish.

                              Jim they are glue shields I was not sure what else to do to keep the wheels from attaching them selves to the body. I did not have anything to insert the glue into those tiny holes. I was afraid of the squeeze out and I'm glad I was or none of the wheels would have turned...LOL

                              Nancy how did you over come this problem?
                              I applied the glue around the axle peg, up a little less than the distance the peg would go into the hole, slipped the glue shield over the axle, up next to the wheel and then inserted the axle peg into the hole, turning it as it went in, so it spread the glue around inside the hole. I turned the wheels once in a while, to make sure the glue didn't stick to the wheel, if any had squeezed out. Worked well for me.

                              Nancy in AZ
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