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    Although I have been scrolling for over 25 years Jeep 01.jpg Jeep 92.jpg 6 x4 ins.jpg I found this project most exacting.

    Not exactly a Soap box Derby, I have made a few alterations in the interests of safety e,t,c,

    I have also included a picture of a train I showed earlier on the forum, I thought this is a better picture..

  • #2
    They look great, Harry!


    • #3
      Thanks for Sharing


      • #4
        Well done. Making toys takes you to a whole new skill level.
        Creator of fine designer sawdust.


        • #5
          I really like these, nice detail. Did you also do the painting? Hard to tell from the pictures but how big are they?
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          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association


          • #6
            The Jeep sizes are overall 5 inches long x3 1nches wide.

            I did the painting myself on the Jeeps, as i did the train.

            The original plan was that the axles are just nails and relied on friction
            to keep them running without falling out, that was not the case with the first
            one I made, so I modified the plan so that I could put a 1/8 inch dowel
            as an axle, some of the pieces were so thin I had to cut several again
            certainly tests ones patience. Using dowels is a lot safer, I was surprised
            that the Jeep was passed as a toy, kids being kids tend to run around in
            bare feet, could be nasty.


            • #7
              Those are awesome. Brilliant colors.
              ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN


              • #8
                Great work and patience needed to pull off these smaller toys. You did a fantastic job! I really like them.

                I'm curious to know what type of paints you use if you don't mind sharing the brand name.
                Jim in Mexico

                Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                - Albert Einstein


                • #9
                  Hi Jim.

                  The paints I used are mainly aerosol spray.

                  The green is Rus-oleum Painters touch, craft enamel.

                  The red is a stores brand own name, just called Wilko's

                  Don't know if you will get either of these in Mexico, but I'm

                  sure you will be able to get some thing similar over there.

                  The grey i mixed up myself.


                  • #10
                    Thanks Harry for the info.
                    I think our Home Depot carries Rustoleum, I'll have to check them out,
                    Jim in Mexico

                    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                    - Albert Einstein


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