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Building a Cranky Crane #1: Starting Out

08-18-2013 12:00 AM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

Many moons ago, when my daughter was younger we chose not to buy a Cranky the Crane character for her wooden Thomas the Tank Engine set. We did get her the cargo crane, which kept her happy for many years. About a month ago I was asked by my daughter if I could build a Cranky the Crane if I saw a picture of it. I thought about it for a minute and said that I could definitely build something very much like it. (I should mention that she’s now 14 and wants Cranky as a prop for making h...

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Kids' Play Center #2: Slow Progress on Phase I - Leveling

08-20-2008 03:39 PM by Olaf Gradin | 0 comments »

I spent Memorial Day weekend breaking ground on the leveling part of this project. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my hands on decent railroad ties until I had already spent the money on something less important like food. There are railroad ties a-plenty now, but I’m madly preparing for our new baby in the fall and haven’t considered getting back to work on this project yet. I did, however, get some of the foundation laid with what ties I had and an order of 1 yd¬≥ ...

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