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    Been playing around with making some stuff and for lack of regular paid work I thought I would play around with making kids wooden toys and later custom furniture or at least kids furniture if not custom.

    This is just early days and proof of concept. There are lots of wooden toys out there made by retirees and men's sheds etc bsome are good and some are very poor quality. I want to aim for quality and something a bit different. I'll make my own plans.

    That brings me to this, based on a corvette stingray 1969

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    Coke can for scale of size

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    These first three pics are before a second coat of finish

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    So far it is a prototype and there is room for improvement

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    Any comments possitive or constructive critism most welcome

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    So .... how muh would you pay?
    Is it something you would consider buying

    This i not an ad btw. This is a little market research for me.

    Later if I pursue this I plan a 4wd, semi, B double, car carrier, bi plane and train all to the same scale
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    My DF would love that. I have no idea how much to suggest it's worth though.. $30 or so maybe. It's hard to put a price on hand made toys because you never know how much time and effort went into it and don't want to offend the person who made it 😕
    I think you would have a lot of car enthusiasts on board if you did different models of cars.

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    Not sure about price for wooden toys as I don't really have knowledge on that BUT custom kids furniture is an awesome idea. Wooden crafted outdoor kids furniture, small desks and chairs. Even things like a mini rocking chair with the child's name on it. Things that are personal and hand crafted made out of solid Australian timber.

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    If it was well made $40. Can I put a truck order in now 😜

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    There is a market for wooden toys that are Steiner oriented. A lot of what is available is made overseas and I know I would love to see more of it locally made.

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    I would pay $30-$40 for that. I paid $49 for this. I would love a '53 F100......

    Eta-Dh makes those model cars you get from Mr Toys that are 1:24 or 1:25 scale. They are the perfect size.
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    thank you to the feed back thus far

    @Mod-Myztik This one after gluing the boards together took 4 hours to shape the body and about 1 hour to do the wheels. Each item I make (car, truck etc) would likely take in the range of a week or two of research, drawing, protype and making jigs so I can make these quicker as a viable idea

    @Janesmum123 the furniture will likely be another 6 - 12 months off unless I were to get a special order ... love your ideas

    @amyd post a pic of the sort of truck you have in mind

    @binnielici Could you be a bit more specific with examples of Steiner orientated toys, really appreciate your feedback

    @Ngaiz Nice plane, this was made by a wood turner, I believe the rounder fusalage did not come in until after the biplane era but they did a good job. Your plane is a good example of price varrience with added pieces and complexity. Mind you shaping that body on the car was not a walk in the park. If you post a pic of a 53 F100 I'll have a look and see what I can do.

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    I wouldn't buy the car, but would have considered wooden furniture when my kids were little.

    Expensive wooden items I did buy for my kids when they little were a wooden dolls cradle (would have been around $80) and a wooden rocking horse (paid around the $250/$300 mark).

    Something else I used to spend up big on were quality wooden jigsaw puzzles - around $50 each.

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    If you start to build up a collection of things you have made you can always try to sell them at markets. Maybe markets in the city or popular hipster ones.. Lol. Even things like local fairs etc. do up a few business cards ( they are really cheap) etc. you never know you could end up with a nice little business.

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    The rocking horse we had was a similar style to this:

    https://www.4seasonsfurnishings.com/...-rocking-horse

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