Animal Train For Toddlers

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Project by Pezman posted 03-21-2010 02:00 AM 1886 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a total beginner at woodworking and toy making. This is a small animal train that I recently made and my wife painted. The plans came from a book. I cut it out via a combination of a scroll saw and bandsaw. They are from a pine 1×6, I made the wheels via a keyhole blade in the same 1×6 on a drill press and used 1/4” dowel rod for the axles.

Further details and higher resolution photos can be found on my wife’s blog:

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#1 posted 03-21-2010 03:19 AM

Good job. Cute toys. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 03-21-2010 03:21 AM

well done mum and dad
the costommer will preciate it for a long time :-)


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#3 posted 03-21-2010 03:24 AM

Cool, animals on Segways.

The two of you did really well with these. They look like they would be a lot of fun.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 03-21-2010 01:22 PM

Great train. If you haven’t found them yet there are some sites where you can get wheels just the size you want. I make all my custom truck and tractor wheels but for pull cars and the like the store bought variety work best for durability and ease.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 03-23-2010 07:30 AM

Love these! Gonna make some wooden toys for my fiance’s first grade class. BTW, really impressed by your wife’s blog. What a cute kid, too. More toys! More toys for the cute kid!

-- avid termite

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