Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'train'

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Train Bed #3: The build

04-10-2009 01:39 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

A lot got completed today. Actually I got most of it complete minus a few details. First I cut out the sides. I drew a life size version of it on cardboard on the last blog to give me a since of proportion. So today I just transferred the measurements. Instead of just cutting it out with a jig saw, I used a router to get clean and straight lines. I used the jig saw and circular saw for the rough cuts and came back with square jigs, made especially for this project and straight edges. ...

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Train Bed #1: The Plan

04-08-2009 02:27 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

This is something that I ‘m new to, blogging about the building process of a project while it is a work in progress. I thought I would give it a try. This will be a train bed for a customer that loves the Polor Express, so I’ll be working off that theme. Below is a picture of a train bund bed that I built havebefore. This is what the customer saw to inspire this new design. You can watch the live video at our live link on my site. Tune in to watch it being built. Don̵...

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Regular Trains #1: A Simple Train

05-06-2008 07:40 AM by Alan | 8 comments »

After the Circus Train I wanted to make a regular train. Band saw and drill press are the tools used, step one: Then a few coats of milk based paint (blue, black and red) and acrylic (orange and green). I like the milk paints, go on nice and cover well and have a smooth finish. Now to design some of my own using this style. I also need to find a better way to cut wheels, I may use dowels rather than cutting the out with a hole saw.

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Circle sanding jig.

08-02-2007 05:36 AM by Karson | 4 comments »

Today at the Mason – Dixon Woodworking Toy workshop I was making the plastic windows for our Train bank. We usually make 105 or so of each item. and 1000 – 1200 total that are distributed at Christmas time. Here is the toy bank. The plastic window is inserted in a whole drilled into the sides of the bank and is held with screws. The window is the only way to take the money out of the bank. First we cut the Plexiglas circle with the center bit removed from the hole saw. a ...

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