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Project by Acts65Woodworks posted 04-05-2017 08:36 PM 1080 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My friend asked me to make a toy train for her son’s birthday. I think she had something simpler in mind but I thought it would be fun excuse to use a combination of tools in my shop (table saw, band saw, lathe, drill press, sander) and try and come up with something special. The train is made it out of Mahogany, Oak, Maple, and Cherry.

-- Steven, California, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Acts65Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/





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#1 posted 04-05-2017 08:42 PM

very nice..making toys for kids is fun and rewarding

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#2 posted 04-05-2017 08:44 PM

nothing better then a smile on a child’s face when he/she receives a toy ….. GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#3 posted 04-05-2017 09:36 PM

What a beaut wooden toy train that will steam the little blokes world…

Also seeing how good it it you may be asked to make a tender and carriages….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 04-06-2017 10:25 AM

Looks great, now you need to make the cars.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 04-06-2017 12:07 PM

This is a very nice toy railroad engine and you did a fine job on it.

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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#6 posted 04-06-2017 02:26 PM

I really like the design of this one, I would like to make a set for the grand kids. inspiring

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 04-06-2017 02:45 PM

Great job!

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#8 posted 04-06-2017 03:58 PM

That is one fine engine. The boy will cherish it. It’s the kind of project I like, one that calls for using several different power tools.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 04-06-2017 05:52 PM

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#1 posted 04-05-2017 01:42 PM
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very nice..making toys for kids is fun and rewarding

He summed it up very well.

You also had to do an initial steam-up and a trial run! At least you should have=1/2 the fun of making them is being the first player!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#10 posted 04-07-2017 10:42 PM

That’s a fine looking locomotive that any boy would be proud of, and have many hours of fun playing with!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 08-16-2017 06:55 PM

Nice job. Back in the early 80’s I made a toy train in walnut & maple. Each car was 8-12” long. I’d love to make it again, but I cannot find the plans Unique features were the boiler made from a rolling pin and it used bought wheels and people. I thought for sure it was a Woodsmth plan, but they say no. Anyone remember plans like this?

-- Mark, NH & Panama

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