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I made a couple of these excavators from Wood Magazine. The finished one is for my nephew for Christmas and the other is for my wife. Why your wife you ask? She is a children therapist and she uses toys as part of the Childs therapy.
-- Senior Chief
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#1 posted 11-05-2009 03:58 AM
Forget child therapy, I want one!
-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com
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#2 posted 11-05-2009 04:18 AM
That is very nicely made! Compliments, I am sure that the children will love it!
-- Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?
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#3 posted 11-05-2009 04:20 AM
Very nice. BZ
-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.
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#4 posted 11-05-2009 04:27 AM
Great Toys! Very nice.
-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com
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#5 posted 11-05-2009 05:03 AM
I thought about making those. Were they difficult? Did they take a long time?
-- Glenn, Arkansas
#6 posted 11-05-2009 05:14 AM
No they are quite easy to build as long as you are patient. Sometime that’s tough for me, but I am getting better at it. Most of the work is done on the band saw. That’s one of the reason I bought the rigid belt/spindle sander. That baby was a life saver. If I had to do all that by hand I would be done next Christmas. I would say you could nock one out in almost a weekend.
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#7 posted 11-05-2009 07:59 AM
-- 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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#8 posted 05-29-2011 03:42 PM
I’m 60 going on 7… can I have one of those nicely done and well built toys?
-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!
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