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Project by Carbon_Visions posted 01-28-2017 01:53 AM 853 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you ever watched those Christmas specials with all the elves sitting around making wooden toys. Then on Christmas morning, kids all over the world start opening plastic toys that require batteries. What gives? When my son was born, I decided that every year Santa would be giving him a wooden toy.

This year, he is really into Star Wars. To the point that he walks around the house singing Darth Vader’s Imperial March! Naturally, he asked Santa for Star Wars toys. So, in three weeks, I had to quickly scrap the original plan for a crane, design a new toy and build it.

I came up with a nice Sand Speeder for him from Episode IV. Mostly maple with a Mexican Bloodwood for the red parts. Oak for the turbines (only because it was what I had). Pretty happy with this years project from Santa. My son loves it too!

-- “Quotes found on the internet are not always accurate.” – Abraham Lincoln





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 01-28-2017 02:16 AM

EXCELLENT!!! The Force is strong with this one.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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D2indy

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#2 posted 01-28-2017 04:02 AM

Very cool model! Glad the boy loved it too. I love woodworking with my kid. Very handy when something heavy needs moved.

-- Don in Indiana - "Failure does not stop me, it makes me try harder... because I'm crazy."

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#3 posted 01-28-2017 06:32 AM

Beautiful piece of work!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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obi999

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#4 posted 01-28-2017 10:32 AM

Oh this looks great! Your son is a lucky boy and i think if he is grown up, he again will see the uniqueness of his christmas presents.

Thank you for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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becikeja

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#5 posted 01-28-2017 01:19 PM

Strong lasting memories this will make.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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oldrivers

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#6 posted 01-28-2017 01:47 PM

Superb!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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htl

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#7 posted 01-28-2017 04:03 PM

Way cute and very playable me thinks.
More pictures pleases!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 01-28-2017 04:56 PM

yes more pictures please …... very cool …... GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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MrStyle

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#9 posted 01-28-2017 04:58 PM

i assume you told him that the plastic toys are not the toys he is looking for…....

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 01-28-2017 05:53 PM

That’s a great little toy or conversation piece for your desk top.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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leafherder

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#11 posted 01-28-2017 06:36 PM

Cool! A great toy and a great family keepsake. (I’m sure your grandchildren will appreciate this when “Star Wars Episode XXXVI: Ewoks vs. Jawas” is released in Interactive Virtual Reality Holo-Vision.)

Seriously, a very cool gift and a very lucky kid to have a Santa who cares about old fashioned quality.

Thanks for sharing,

-- Leafherder

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#12 posted 01-28-2017 07:50 PM

Fantastic. Much better than any store bought toy.

-- Julian

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NormG

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#13 posted 01-28-2017 10:20 PM

Wonderful job, reminds me of one from a cartoon when I was a child

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

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Carbon_Visions

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#14 posted 01-29-2017 01:05 AM

Thanks everyone! My son really does love it. He has always enjoyed the nice wooden toys Santa makes just as much as the plastic ones. Uploaded some more pics for everyone including some close ups on the interior. I don’t have any of construction unfortunately. It’s hard enough keeping this hidden from very curious eyes. I wouldn’t want him stumbling on a picture on the phone.

-- “Quotes found on the internet are not always accurate.” – Abraham Lincoln

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#15 posted 01-29-2017 01:52 PM

Great looking futuristic craft. Nice combination of woods.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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