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    Default First go at making a toy

    Thanks from assistance from crowie I built prime mover for young fella, building trailers now . Been good fun D961F317-6CE5-4CD0-A2B8-D0F2B40A3A50.jpg567BE909-048A-4BF7-A36F-FECC043113FC.jpg

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    Top marks Cam, you've done great...Simple, strong with just enough detail!
    If I may suggest that you support the exhaust stacks to help prevent mishaps.
    Your little bloke is going to enjoy that truck for ever, make sure you date sign it.
    It'll help him remember when dad made it for when he it passes down to his son.
    Keep up the good work Cam, looking forward to the trailer.
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    Nice project and just have to fix the picture so we can enjoy it .
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    Decided I’m not a painter. Swmbo said I had to paint it and not overly happy with the result but sure the young fella not going to notice. Would of preferred to varnish it or something but it will do for birthday present tomorrow ��F7996833-FAAB-40A0-BBD2-C28B8DAC9415.jpgnot sure what was wrong with picture either I only have a phone don’t have a computer .

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    Top job Cam,
    You'll have one very excited little bloke tomorrow........

    He won't worry about the painting though as you said I too prefer a clear finish to show off the timber.
    Keep up the good work sir.
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    Now That's a genuine road train. Very nice.

    I also prefer finish that show the wood used, but for a childs toy i can accept a paint job, as long as it is a water based paint that won't do any harm to the child.

    You have done a fine piece of toy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cam07 View Post
    not sure what was wrong with picture either I only have a phone donít have a computer .
    That's brilliant, I love it, maybe the garden can provide some logs for the flat bed or you can make a trackscavator for it. and then some bandsaw animals for the pig pen at the back, as for the pics, i have an iphone so before I post, I open the photo, hit <edit> then crop ever so slightly and it will post the right way up. But i have now taken to taking the photo in one half of the screen so can crop either the top or bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam07 View Post
    Decided Iím not a painter. Swmbo said I had to paint it and not overly happy with the result but sure the young fella not going to notice. Would of preferred to varnish it or something but it will do for birthday present tomorrow 😀F7996833-FAAB-40A0-BBD2-C28B8DAC9415.jpgnot sure what was wrong with picture either I only have a phone donít have a computer .
    I too prefer the wood but the paint looks really good and will protect the truck for a life of play.
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    Thanks for the likes and feedback young fella loved it and it’s already been customised to circus truck and put in orders for more trucks for transporting his circus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumbler View Post
    as for the pics, i have an iphone so before I post, I open the photo, hit <edit> then crop ever so slightly and it will post the right way up. But i have now taken to taking the photo in one half of the screen so can crop either the top or bottom.
    Maybe you should put this info somewhere on the forum that will be read by many (not sure where is the best) as there seem to be a lot of people who have trouble with photos doing unexpected things and most problems seem to stem from apple gadgets.

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    Nice job mate, lots of fun in that for your young bloke. You should be very proud of your effort.

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