Wooden Train for Christmas

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Wooden Train for Christmas

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I made this train from Shopsmith Woodworking Projects I book also in Hands On and featured with the PowerPro ad. A simple design but still took several half days in the shop. This is a Christmas gift for my great grandson this year. The train ways in at 17 pounds and is 70 inches long. I added rails at the top of the flat bed to make it a little safer.
It could have been kindling
It could have been kindling
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Good Job!

I'm sure it will be enjoyed and treasured.

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I still recall when, at about three years of age, I was given a handmade wooden train by my father’s business partner. He was older gentleman named Mr. Knight, and it was one of my favorite toys ever.
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Great job!
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Some things never lose their luster .. even though the world has seemingly moved on :)

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It has a wonderful classic appeal, very good work!
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. About 90% of it was from the scrap wood pile. I always wanted a toy train when I was a kid but there were eight of us growing up on a dairy farm. Maybe if I hadn't drank so much milk my folks could have got me one.
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Nice train.

I make lots of toys. They seem simple at first glance, but they require you to think out of the box.
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Out of the 'toy box'? :D
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Very nice! Most likely become an heir loom piece for his great grand child. :)
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