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Project by Alongiron posted 04-09-2019 11:39 AM 2147 views 3 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good day friend. It has been awake since I have posted a project. We have been busy with new grandkids, my daughter graduated from medical school, my son passed the bar, my wife had neck surgery, and I had my right hip replaced. Other than that it has been status quo! Lol. Anyway I did spend some time in the shop making a train for my grandson. It is really not a toy to play with but something he can have for his shelf to collect dust and remember grand dad one day! It is made from Walnut and Maple and is finished off with 3 coats of semi gloss lacquer. Thanks for looking and I am glad to be back! Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 04-09-2019 11:50 AM

Steve, the engine is wonderful. I think small detailed projects like this are the most difficult and you nailed it. Congratulations on your kids’ accomplishments. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. :)

-- Art

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#2 posted 04-09-2019 12:28 PM

That really will be a marvelous keepsake for your grandson. Here’s hoping you and your wife are both making a full and swift recovery.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#3 posted 04-09-2019 12:43 PM

That is a beauty! Yes, life has a way of messing with us, good and bad.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 04-09-2019 12:53 PM

Well done! This will surely be a family heirloom.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#5 posted 04-09-2019 12:59 PM

You know how you sometimes look at a beautiful piece of furniture and remark, “Wow, that’s stunning!”? Well, as toys go, this is stunning! It has such a presence to it Steve. Well done.

Congratulations to you and your children on their accomplishments and best wishes to you and your wife relative to your health.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 04-09-2019 01:29 PM

One heck of a project. I love the detail and chosen woods used. Your grandson should have this forever.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 04-09-2019 01:46 PM

thats a beautiful train your grandson will appreciate for his lifetime and hopefully pass on the his son some day.glad your back at it,you have a great talent.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 04-09-2019 01:53 PM

That is a real piece of art. Must require a lot of patience and an eye for detail.

-- Ty

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#9 posted 04-09-2019 02:09 PM

A beautiful piece that will be cherished forever. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 04-09-2019 02:13 PM

WOW , Steve…that is a masterpiece !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 04-09-2019 02:55 PM

Beautiful very nice I am sure your grandson will cherish it forever. Good to hear you are doing better.

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#12 posted 04-09-2019 03:15 PM

Good to see your work again. The train is marvelous!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 04-09-2019 03:19 PM

What a GRAND entrance (ok, return ) That is stupendous, the colors are so complimenting to each other

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#14 posted 04-09-2019 03:39 PM

Love it Alongi’. and appreciate you fessing up that it’s not a toy for the grandson to play with. Hate to see a masterpiece morph into a flying multi-piece chopper. Those tracks give it a fantastic foundation.

Only suggestion I can make is to put it under glass… keep the dust off… and inquisitive little fingers.

PS. What does your son look like? I may have spotted him walking past as I was standing at the bar… as long as it was in the morning before too many frothies!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 04-09-2019 03:57 PM

Welcome Back Steve what a beautiful model of this train i have them plans also GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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