TOYS FOR ADULTS
Wooden models of antique cars and machines.
SHOP OWNER: Paul Blackwell
LOCATION: Newark, NY
I am a long time woodworker who in the past few years has concentrated mostly on wooden toys and display pieces for adults. These samples are primarily display pieces. My inexpensive digital camera doesn't do the figured woods justice. With the exception of small parts such as headlights, wheels and steering wheels, the pieces are made from rough lumber and fabricated in the shop.
The tractor backhoe and the payloader are my most difficult projects to date. The backhoe took about 90 hours.
I have been retired for seven years, and spend an average of six hours per day in the shop during the winter. I built a 24x40 shop before I retired, with about ten feet on one end for storage of lawn care equipment, and an office area in the shop. The two best machines I own for toymaking are an oscillating spindle sander and a Performax drum sander.. . . Paul Blackwell
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