Bruce Empol is a Vietnam Vet and union electrician who lives in Las Vegas. Bruce's grandchildren inspire his toymaking adventures. He's enjoying a successful toy business and also loves donating toys to encourage children with cancer. Bruce never turns down a request for a toy truck or train from a needy child.
Above: Bruce's finely crafted Super ReallyWood Combine. We love Bruce's clever personalized wood hand tag.
Above: A peek inside Bruce's shop where he's skillfully mass producing several of the Combines. Here he has several Combine rotor blades ready for assembly.
Above: Bruce's fine craftsmanship really shines in this super cool photo of the Super ReallyWood Desert Storm Tank Carrier. Talk about action-packed! Bruce sent the Tank and Tank Carrier to his son-in-law a Lieutenant Colonel stationed in Afghanistan.
Above: This photo shows Bruce's beautiful final finishing process. The whiter toys are freshly sanded and the warm tinted toys have the make-it-yourself Non-toxic Bees Wax Finishing Paste applied (watch the video). We love the results! In the foreground Bruce has several Tanks ready for placement on the Desert Storm Tank Carrier. In the back, the Combines are all lined up and off to the right side is Bruce's customization of a ReallyWood Truck from the ReallyWood Fleet of 4 Trucks. He's modified the flat bed Lumber Truck and added stake sides for a fire truck.
Above: A close up look at the Desert Storm Tank.
Above: Bruce's Pony Rocker Scandanavia is beautiful. Bruce is using Birch plywood. Bruce shows before and after photos after applying the make-it-yourself Non-toxic Bees Wax Finishing Paste (watch the video). The paste wax really brings out the beauty of the wood!
Above: A peek inside Bruce's immaculate shop. We can see the Pony Rocker Scandinavia in production peeking out underneath a cabinet in the back left hand corner.
Above: Bruce's "in action" lumber truck from the ReallyWood Fleet of 4 Trucks.
Above: A closer look at Bruce's finely executed customization of the flat bed truck from the ReallyWood Fleet of 4 Trucks. The photo says it all!
Above: And the dump truck from the ReallyWood Fleet of 4 Trucks. Bruce is a customizer at heart and added the bug shield and gas tank.
Above: Bruce brings his trucks together for one last look! Trucks are from the ReallyWood Fleet of 4 Trucks.
Bruce can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org