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Project by fivecodys posted 05-29-2015 08:51 PM 1005 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is wooden crane that I built for my Grandson two years ago.
I got the plans from Wood Magazine.
I also purchased the hardware kit which included the wheels.
It is made from Walnut and Maple.
I altered the cab size a little so that he could place one of his Lego figures in it.
It was fun to build and was an instant hit at Christmas.
The kids had to fight off us adults who wanted to play with it too.
There has only been one real fight over it and that is when my granddaughter used it to stack all of her My ‘Little Ponies’ on.
According to my grandson, that wasn’t cool!
The woman posing with it is my lovely wife.

Thanks for looking,

-- Chem, Central California





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 05-29-2015 09:24 PM

Nice job, I have wanted to build these from the Magazine for a while. Its on the To Do List LOL.

Great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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htl

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#2 posted 05-29-2015 11:19 PM

Really nice job!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 05-30-2015 02:37 AM

Ive had that pattern floating around for a long time. Maybe ill get to it one day. Nice work

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 05-30-2015 02:06 PM

Nothing like putting a smile on a child’s face with a hand made toy. Nice work on this project and nice smile on your very pretty model too!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 05-30-2015 03:07 PM

That’s a great miniature crane. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 05-30-2015 03:34 PM

Nice.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#7 posted 05-30-2015 08:30 PM

I have to congratulate you on this fine wooden toy.I suggest though you should maybe get a small lathe and try to do the wheels etc yourself it is simply great fun Have great fun both of you and the little one too.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 06-11-2015 09:28 AM

Ok this makes me realize that I need to just glue mine together after I have had all the parts cut out and floating around my shop for two years. I guess the saying goes better late than never I love the idea of making space for a Lego operator.

-- Focus on what you can do not what you can't do!

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