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Project by grizzman posted 10-20-2009 03:09 PM 2179 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a project for a young boy who will soon be living in alaska, ive made him a truck…a trailer with a tilting tail gate and a float plane modeled after a dehaveland beaver, a work horse of a plane up there…so all three are done..there all made from antique southern heart pine, oak, walnut , mahogany, dogwood, red cedar…and there is even some red bud i used for one of the axle blocks… a wide variety of wood used…i have loved doing this project..its made me feel like a kid again..i know the grandfather of this boy, and he will help him learn how to use his imagination with these toys…..i think its possible that our children today are loosing that ability over the electronic age…..and will be a bad thing to happen… thanks for looking at my toyful fun …grizzman

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

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#1 posted 10-20-2009 03:21 PM

great work , grizz .
to sad about the kid play stuff .

but with friends like you
and grandpa ,
he has a chance to grow well rounded !
good to see you are still at it .

i guess those depends are working for you (LOL) ?

-- 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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#2 posted 10-20-2009 03:44 PM

That is Fantastic Grizzman, That is one lucky kid. I hope he appreciates it. You got a big heart Grizz. And I’m proud to know you, and I’m proud to have ya as a friend.

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

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 03:54 PM

thankyou so much david an d mike for you wonderfrul wishes…i to am thankful for you guys and count you as my friends…...that is one reason why lumber jocks has meant so much to me…..ive had a lot of fun doing these toys this year…a nice break from regular furniture…and i really do enjoy know im gladening a childs heart..and that they will have something of real value to play with..not some plastic thing…if taken care of these toys can be handed down to another generation…...thanks guys…have a great day…...

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

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#4 posted 10-20-2009 05:00 PM

Great job Mr Grizz {:o)} ! The trailer & plane will come in handy in Alaska thats for sure.
Maybe he can fly me in to some of my favorite fishing lakes…
Just a thought how about a snow plow for the front of the truck? that way nothing will stop him from getting to Work.
I sure wish I had something this nice when I was a kid .

Thanks for posting this it has already brought the kid out in me .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#5 posted 10-20-2009 08:28 PM

Another GREAT job Grizz and I think you are having too much fun….. haha

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#6 posted 10-20-2009 09:04 PM

Nice job. Searching for wooden toys is how I found LJ:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 10-20-2009 09:17 PM

Awesome! I want one of those for Christmas! Great Job.

-- Robbinscabin,

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#8 posted 10-20-2009 09:48 PM

Great toys! Ready for fun…......

Great idea, ones they can really play with…........................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 10-20-2009 10:06 PM

Wonderful creations, Grizz.
That is one lucky young man.
I love the fine detail.

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

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#10 posted 10-20-2009 11:28 PM

Super!!! What more can I say.

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

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#11 posted 10-21-2009 02:52 AM

fun stuff ! bet he will be thrilled

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 10-21-2009 02:59 AM

i want one!!! looks like fun! my girls just said at target toy section: “lets go down to the girls section.” I was bummed…I wanted them to look at dump trucks…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 10-21-2009 03:48 AM

Matt you need to train them right…..just get them a dump truck…paint it pink and put a Barbie doll in as driver…it will work…then casually change the color…get a male driver…..its in the technique…i had all i cant guarantee my training suggestion….lol…so this is a disclaimer as well….lol

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

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#14 posted 10-21-2009 03:54 AM

hey there rj…i like the plow idea…he might have to get it for next year…im on a tight schedule this year…i havent even started on my own kids stuff yet…and my one grandchild…good idea though…..i hope your doing well…and your family in there life changeing situation…blessing to you and your dear wife as well…...oh and hug the dogs for me….lol….if i lived closer i would volunteer to babysit when you wanted to go out for the night….lol…..grizzman

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

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#15 posted 10-21-2009 08:01 AM

Come on grizz it’s a good cove guy this toy is for you it’s ok, first dresses then funny boots and now it’s toys’ Don’t worry about it . it’s perfectly ok we are all on board , a top for David, a yo yo for Larry and even a little wooden wagon for me. umm toys Good so good. Btw looks great good job.

-- Custom furniture

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