Train Pull Toy

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Project by Jami posted 04-14-2014 02:35 PM 1168 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More stuff for my grandson. He is certainly putting it to the test. LOL. He can chuck these pieces down the hall. One of the wheels fell off so I have already had to repair it.

It’s made out of Cherry and Wenge. Just FYI, the Dremel Moto Saw does not like working with Wenge. LOL. It prefers softer woods. Darn it, I am gonna have to buy a band saw. I am so bummed. :)

It was a fun new challenge. Learned a lot.

Thanks for looking.


-- Doing what I love and loving what I do.

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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 04-14-2014 03:14 PM

Nice toys. I have made a lot of toys similar to yours but of pine and poplar. I used a scroll saw to cut them with ,not a band saw. The cut on a scroll saw is extremely smooth, unlike a band saw cut. Any sanding on the scroll saw cut would degrade the finish. Saves a ton of sanding.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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#2 posted 04-14-2014 07:15 PM

Very nice train set. A few years ago I made a bunch of toys and the wife painted them…gave them to a grandson and right away “his father” broke one of them while he was playing. After it was fixed…a bit hard to do when they live in Calif. and we in Hawaii, I told him there were “child save”, not adult save.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 02:32 AM

Thank you for the tip Jim, I welcome less sanding.

Larry, I am very lucky to have my grandson in the next room. His mother and I room mate so I he is a daily part of my life. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

-- Doing what I love and loving what I do.

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