Crane and Roundhouse Toys

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Project by Andrew R. posted 01-04-2016 05:54 AM 1111 views 5 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 ( 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 (

-- Andrew, Bellingham, WA

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#1 posted 01-04-2016 06:36 AM

nicely done, a Christmas to remember.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 01-04-2016 12:21 PM

Lot’s of creative play time here man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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