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Jim Finn

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06-13-2019 10:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: oak miter saw tablesaw sander drill press bandsaw arts and crafts

We, in our club, delivered 2200 toys this week so now I have started making toys for our Christmas time delivery. I made sixteen more trucks and this train set so far. I plan to make more of these train sets. These are made using some 3/4” oak plywood I have, One inch and 1 1/2” wheels are used on the locomotive and all the other cars have 1” wheels with 1/4” dowels as axles. I think the locomotive needs one more set of 1” wheels just behind the first set. I need to do that on this locomotive and on future ones. I made the tank car using a piece of oak and a large round over bit in my router. No pattern (I need to make one) I just thought up this design so I may tweak it a bit on future train sets.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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#1 posted 06-13-2019 11:05 AM

Hello Jim, toymaking is a lot of joy. I’ve been making toys for years now. Sending along a couple pics, keep up the good work, Clarkie.
Now if I knew how to turn the pics maybe they’d make sense…argh!

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#2 posted 06-13-2019 11:33 AM

WOW..Those are some real nice toys, Jim. Kids will love them. I would hope they would appreciate the work that goes into them, but their parents will!!

cheers, JIm

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

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#3 posted 06-13-2019 03:16 PM

Fantastic job Jim.
That will make a lot of little tykes happy this Christmas.
And I agree, you do beautiful work!

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

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#4 posted 06-13-2019 04:26 PM

Great project and 2200 is an impressive number. Very neat club activity for sure!

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#5 posted 06-13-2019 04:30 PM

Good on you and your club. Wish we had a club in may area. Love that train. In fact I love all the toys displayed here. That truck with the logs, I can imagine a young kid playing with that for hours…

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

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#6 posted 06-15-2019 10:21 AM

-- No PHD just a DD214

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#7 posted 06-15-2019 10:25 AM

Very Nice toys !

-- No PHD just a DD214

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#8 posted 06-16-2019 11:50 PM

This is the pattern I generated for this project.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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