|Project by Andrew R.||posted 01-04-2016 05:54 AM||682 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
My two sons (ages 3 and 5) wanted a “Cranky the Crane” and a roundhouse to go with their wooden railway set. I told them to put it on their Christmas list, and this is what they ended up with. The design for the roundhouse was based on a commercial version, but I improved it a bit by adding the “roll-up” doors. The design for the crane was mostly inspired by fellow Lumberjock Dave Rutan (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/89128). The mechanism for turning the head required my first wooden gears, which I couldn’t have done without the help of Matthias Wandel’s website (https://woodgears.ca/gear/howto.html).
-- Andrew, Bellingham, WA