Christmas train

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Project by shopmania posted 01-01-2010 03:15 PM 1433 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mad this for my nephew, who is 5. Had the 6 inch circles from some hole saw holes I had made, and decided they would make good train wheels. Made from 2×4 scraps with a 1” dowel for the smokestack. He played with it all night Christmas eve, it tickled me to death!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#1 posted 01-01-2010 03:46 PM

Simple and easy to use. Glad it entertained the youngster. Simple things like that , kids enjoy the most….................LOL Great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 01-01-2010 04:36 PM

Great toy! I can tell your nephew was thrilled with it just by the happy smile on his face.

I agree with “cabinetmaster.” Kids do enjoy the simple things. I know it was a revelation to me as a young parent, that my children didn’t have to have the latest, expensive, high-tech toys to be happy. And that’s the way God made it to be, or else only children whose parents could afford expensive toys could be happy.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 01-01-2010 11:56 PM

Simple & effective. Nice work Shopmania.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 01-02-2010 05:17 AM

Very nice! Not to mention a great use of waist materials. Good thinking and great result.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#5 posted 01-02-2010 03:48 PM

Nice job, my great newphew would like that for sure.

-- Mike, VT

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