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My Niece recently gave birth to twin boys. The most amazing part of all this is that she is 50. Yes, you see that correctly, she is FIFTY years old and just had twins ! Both boys are doing fine and my sister (the boys Nana) couldn’t be happier, and she is a twin herself!

Anyhooo, I made name plates for each of the boys. Jacob and Reider (say “Ryder” ) It’s mostly bandsaw work with a bit of chisel work and a good bit of sanding.

Jacob’s choo-choo is cedar. Reider’s semi-truck is made of oak. It’s actually 3 pieces, the cab, the trailer, and the name, then glued together. All the wheels are from pieces of oak with a dark stain. Both are finished with 6 or 8 coats of rattle-can lacquer.
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Porchfish

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#1 posted 01-06-2016 09:35 PM

Way to go gramps ! Nicely done , and congratulations to you and the proud parents !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 01-06-2016 09:39 PM

Great job. they will enjoy them.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 01-06-2016 09:50 PM

Very nice, Granduncle Joe. (Most people think “Greatuncle.” I believe greatness is as greatness does. I guess you could be both.) Is Fifty your oldest niece? My oldest will be 46 this year. She made me an uncle when I was eight. I’ve never forgiven her for that.

-- Mark

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johnhutchinson

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#4 posted 01-06-2016 10:39 PM

Great story, great projects, beautiful family.

Daily Top 3 in my book.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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Jerry

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#5 posted 01-06-2016 11:01 PM

Very nice Joe! Charming.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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3woodworkers4life

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#6 posted 01-06-2016 11:03 PM

Great toys & amazing story.

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farmerdude

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#7 posted 01-07-2016 01:11 AM

Nice, Joe, nice. It looks like you’ve been busy. I reckon with them two boys growing up you’ll be plenty busy in the future. Congrats, buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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Krafter

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#8 posted 01-07-2016 02:22 AM

Great job on the toys and beautiful family. You are going to be busy in the future. Have great year.

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 01-07-2016 04:12 AM

Nicely built trucks for a special occasion. Twins at fifty, wow, that’s a great project of it own. Wishing the best to the parents and family.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Roger

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#10 posted 01-07-2016 12:24 PM

Nifty at fifty.. Congrats to all

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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KelSnake

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#11 posted 01-07-2016 02:04 PM

Very cool!

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca

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ConnieReed

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#12 posted 01-07-2016 06:26 PM

Congratulations to your family!! :) Nice name plates…. which I assume are going to be the first of many neat prezzies you make for your new grand-nephews!

-- "My plate is full, I can't possibly take on anything more... Oh, look! A project!"

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CFrye

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#13 posted 01-10-2016 06:55 AM

I’m a little late to the party, Joe. Great job on the names, Uncle Joe! Your niece has her hands full. Congratulations all around!

-- God bless, Candy

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