Wood Magazine Tower Crane

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Project by johnstoneb posted 10-13-2014 10:34 PM 2603 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this Tower Crane for my grandson. Made out of walnut and maple cutoffs. These wood magazine contractor toys have been fun to make and they have held up to a 3 year old fairly well.
He seems to approve of this one. I have request to build the rest of the series. Wood magazine had an offer last year of buy one subscription and get a 2nd free. Sent the 2nd one to my daughter and my grandson now uses it for shopping.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 10-13-2014 11:15 PM

Nice crane. looks like there will be hours of fun ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 11:44 PM

What a good grandpa you are.
I built one for my grandson as well.
I hear that he plays with it all the time too!

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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#3 posted 10-14-2014 02:20 PM

Projects like this are the most satisfying to make. Great job.

-- Julian

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#4 posted 10-14-2014 04:07 PM

Nicely done Bruce and the little guy looks like he is really enjoying himself.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 10-15-2014 05:19 AM

Loads of fun

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 10-15-2014 03:46 PM

Great job with a great reward for the job!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 10-15-2014 09:41 PM

Hey thats a great look9ng toy. are the plans available online? or are they suscription only. i would love to make this for my nephew, but i dont habve a sub to the magazine.

-- " I dont understand......I cut that board AT LEAST 4 times and its STILL too short!"

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#8 posted 10-15-2014 09:53 PM

You can buy them online at Wood Magazines website. There under toy, construction toys. You can get them as downloads or mailed.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 11-14-2014 11:30 PM

There is hours of fun and play with the little blokes imagination….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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