log cart for Cora

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Project by Bertha posted 11-15-2016 02:24 AM 896 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Departure for me. Made this dumping log cart for my 2 year old nice, Cora, for her birthday.

Hand cut some dovetails in cedar. I always end up splitting cedar along grain lines, so I knew I’d have to be careful.

Made a rail and stile undercarriage without backer boards. Blowouts all over the place.

Hand cut some tails and some dadoes in the uprights.

Made a little tow thingy.

Made a huge mess.

Fun quick project but next time, ash or maple. Thanks for looking!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#1 posted 11-15-2016 02:35 AM

Awesome little cart for your niece. I like the dumping feature.
What, you didn’t give her any logs?

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

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#2 posted 11-15-2016 02:48 AM

lol, still whittling the logs!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 11-15-2016 03:28 AM

What a fun toy for a 2 yr old. Nice work on it!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-15-2016 06:02 AM

AS a toy-maker as my main addiction; I fell qualified to comment!

Great Job.. I really like that it is your own design. Branches cut to size make great toy logs! I use them to add a log car to some of my name trains as a few extra cars are sometimes nice.

Cedar is not quite durable enough for a playable toy, although pine/fir work quite well.

I will happily share ideas, and my “sort of” patterns. A lot of my toys are actualy made withut patterns—just general idea and GO!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#5 posted 11-15-2016 10:49 AM

Great little cart, where is the horse before the cart?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 11-15-2016 01:32 PM

Looks good All!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 11-15-2016 01:43 PM

Really nice work Al. ‘Course now you need to make the tractor to haul the cart!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 11-15-2016 01:48 PM

Now he needs to build the horse, of course!
Nice work, MC would certainly approve!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#9 posted 11-15-2016 03:24 PM

I bet she loves it. Nicely done Al.

-- ~Tony

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#10 posted 11-15-2016 04:08 PM

Great cart, and I really like the dumping feature.

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#11 posted 11-16-2016 12:51 AM

Great piece, wonderful wood choice

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#12 posted 11-16-2016 08:10 AM

Nice work – it has moving unload mechanisam too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 11-17-2016 01:26 PM

This is a really nice piece.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#14 posted 11-17-2016 09:06 PM

Great job Al. Glad to see you’ve been able to get some shop time.

-- They say many people die because of alcohol. They never realized how many of them are born because of it.

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#15 posted 11-24-2016 06:45 PM

Wonderful, a handmade toy and made with love and care.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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