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  • 10Fingers
    started a topic A camper for the minivan

    A camper for the minivan

    I have already posted about the car and van in the photo, but I realized that the minivan needed a camping trailer - the birthday girl (3) and her sister play "camping" a good deal.

    The hitch is a 5/8th birch dowel and the hitch pin is a 1/4" axle.

    As before,...
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  • 10Fingers
    started a topic Why you need a 4" hand screw clamp

    Why you need a 4" hand screw clamp

    I bought a couple of these 4" hand screw clamps last fall to keep my fingers out of the disc sander when sanding small pieces. However, I keep finding other uses. In fact, I am using them for items I formerly just could not do at all.

    This is a 3/4" X 2" dowel for part...
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  • People, like yourself, who can maintain such a fine control of line leave me in the dust. The shaping of the letters shows great sensitivity to form, Unless one has tried cuts like that in oak it is hard to appreciate how much the grain fights the direction of the cut.

    I love shellac...
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  • 10Fingers
    started a topic Washers for 1/4" axles

    Washers for 1/4" axles

    For those of you who make, or want to make wheeled toys.

    The common wood axles supplied for wheels with 1/4" holes are actually 7/32". If, like me, you want use a washer behind the wheel you may find 7/32" washers to be hard to find. A 1/4" will work, but it is a bit...
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  • 10Fingers
    started a topic New cars

    New cars

    As I mentioned in my "Speed Stegosaurus" post, I needed a couple of cars for a three-year old's birthday. Again, simplicity of construction, rounded corners, and ability to take abuse were the prime criteria. These now await paint.

    These are supposed to be the two family cars....
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  • 10Fingers
    started a topic Speed Stegasaurus

    Speed Stegasaurus

    For a three year old's dinosaur themed birthday. Key design elements here are: ability to take abuse, rounded corners, simplicity of construction.

    It is not painted, of course. I will use child safe craft paint with a shellac top coat.

    I promised some cars as well. Back...
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