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Grandson's First Birthday Present

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Project by fawig posted 07-17-2014 01:13 AM 998 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I “favorited” this project from ToyMakingDad and decided to make it for my grandson’s first birthday. The woodworking portion was simple yet fun. The biggest challenge was making sure the four strings were exactly the same length. I finally settled on clamping a plastic tie-wrap to the string to set the length, then tying a knot to hold it in place. Counterbores hid the knots and tie-wraps. Finished with mineral oil.

I was AMAZED at how long it runs! Merry Go Round

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 07-17-2014 01:01 PM

Never seen that before. Pretty clever. I assume the piece rotates as it goes down? Nice work.

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

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ptofimpact

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 05:47 PM

Looks wonderful TY for sharing, I like it so much, ordered the book. Can I ask what wood ? Is it pine? Thanks

-- Pete in NC

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ToyMakingDad

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 09:09 PM

Wow, it looks great! Love the way the wood grain shows and how you finished off the top of the toy. Super classy. Well done.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia, http://toymakingdad.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 08-16-2014 12:00 AM

Starting the little ones young to appreciate beautiful wooden toys….well done sir….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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