Category Archive: Maple

Sep 13 2011

Finishing Another Toy Car

After first coat of urethane

I swear I already wrote about my newest toy car design, but I can’t find an article on my site. I realize that if I can’t find what I’m looking for on my own site, you poor readers that have to dig through my ramblings are screwed if you need to find an article. I’m …

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Aug 26 2011

Slideshow: Making the Shake Shake Bridge

I’m experimenting again. In my quest to find new ways to present projects, I’ve imported a slideshow from Picasa Web Albums, soon to be Google Photos. We’ll see how this goes. *Again sorry to those of you reading on RSS if this doesnt show up properly.

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Aug 26 2011

Wacky Track or Shake Shake Bridge

In Misty Island Rescue, Thomas must cross the Shake Shake Bridge, a bridge that shakes violently when an engine crosses it. I didn’t intend on making a replica of the Shake Shake Bridge, I actually meant to make an imitation of Wacky Track, bendable wooden …

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Jul 13 2011

Ladder Toy

I bought a wooden ladder toy in Mexico when I was young, in fact I have always — incorrectly — called them Mexican ladders. The toy had about 8-10 flat rungs over which a wooden peg would “climb” down. I have no clue where my old toy went, but I …

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Jan 30 2011

Notes from the Workshop: 20110128

Yesterday, I tried making another pencil box, but before I could get started on that project, I needed to figure out how to fix a high spot on my router table. Rocking Router Table When I removed the fence from my …

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