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the santa in me-CHOO CHOO TRAIN

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Project by grizzman posted 10-06-2009 07:56 PM 1588 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

THIS HAS BEEN SO MUCH FUN FOR ME, ITS A SMALL TRAIN SET MADE FOR A FRIENDS GRANDSON, THE ENGINE IS MADE FROM WALNUT, RED CEDAR AND DOG WOOD AND HEART PINE, AND THE CARS ARE MADE WITH ANTIQUE SOUTHERN HEART PINE AND WALNUT. I PAINTED A FIRE BOX WITH FLAMES IN IT , THIS LITTLE BOY IS FIVE YEARS OLD, SO I INLAYED A NICLE TO REPRESENT HIS AGE AND I PUT IN A 2004 TO REPRESENT HIS BIRTH YEAR. THE ROOFS OF THE PASSENGER AND CABOSE CARS SLIDE OFF , THEY ARE HELD ON WITH A 3/4 INCH DATO…...AND THE SMOKE STACKS IN THEM ARE UP TO CODE , BEING TRIPLE WALL PIPE…:)..........SEALED WITH WATER BASE POLY AND THEY ARE READY FOR A LITTLE BOYS FUN AND IMAGINATION….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']





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ellen35

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 08:14 PM

Grizz,
Nice work… a bet your friend’s grandson will just love it!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Paul

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 09:05 PM

I like it, don’t forget to sign and date the bottom so his grandchildren will know who made it.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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Bob N

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 09:34 PM

Absolutely AWESOME! Thanks for posting this and inspiring me to work toward making my grandson one like yours.

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degoose

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#4 posted 10-06-2009 09:39 PM

Looks sturdy enough for a young one to bash around.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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patron

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 09:59 PM

good job santa ,

i’ve been a good boy this year ,
can i have one too ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 10-06-2009 11:10 PM

Hey Grizz,

Great job. I’m sure it will be appreciated.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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grizzman

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#7 posted 10-06-2009 11:37 PM

thanks for the nice comments folks..it has been signed and dated…im a oldie when it comes to this kind of thing..i dont think there is enough of it anymore…to much computer type of things…growing up i had wooden toys, used my imagination with these type of toys….and played out side a lot too..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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hunter71

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#8 posted 10-07-2009 01:34 AM

Grizz that’s neat. Love the details in the locomotive cab. Kids really like that touch. Christams will be a special time for that young un thanks to you.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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huff

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#9 posted 10-07-2009 03:45 AM

I’m with you grizzman, I love watching kids play with some real toys! Wood…...Hand made…....by a real person. Great job and I bet this will be one of his favorite toys. and I hope he gets to play with it outdoors.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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EzJack

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#10 posted 10-07-2009 08:20 PM

bound for glory
I like it a lot.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 10-10-2009 01:49 PM

Grizz you ole softy you. What a wonderful thing to do. Now make one for my Grandson. I tried makin a dumptruck without plans and it was a disaster. He still asks me what happened to it. So I got to make him something. Very cool of you to do for anothers child. You’re a good man Grizz.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 11-02-2009 05:59 AM

I missed this before Grizz a great Train set very neat.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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