Animal Train #2: Next steps

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Blog entry by Alan posted 04-17-2008 07:03 AM 793 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Getting there

The wheels are on and I just need to add tails, horns, ears and maybe a little paint. Then add eyes and hooks and make them into the circus train.


This has been a fun way to learn about the tools and techniques. The band saw and drill press are both new-ish and hardly used so it is fun to try them out, learn how to use them. I need to adjust something when cutting wheels out with the hole saw as they almost all stared smoking at every speed setting on the drill press.

I need a better way to sand these too. A hand sheet sander, a disc sander head on the drill press and even a barrel bit sander on the drill press all worked for parts but not all. Maybe I just need to be more patient and do it by hand! I did read about a way to mount the wheels on to a jig for the drill press so sanding them down was a snap.

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#1 posted 04-17-2008 12:15 PM

Hi Alan,

These are nice looking toys. Toys like this are an open invitation to play for younger children. They simply cannot keep their hands off of them and will get a lot of use from them.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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