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Project by grizzman posted 06-12-2010 12:49 AM 1778 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my grandson will be 2 this month and i have started his heirloom set of toys that his grandpa will make for him..this train set is made of several woods…red cedar, walnut, bubinga, dogwood, red oak and hard maple wheels. i wanted there to be a full length axle on these train cars so i took a long length of oak and cut it in two, then i cut a 3/16 th datto down the center and glued it back together, and ran the axle through that, i love the way it works..i made the axle cover one inch wide…enough to be able to nail it on both sides .and everything is glued as well..i also wanted to make the front guard to look like the guard without it being as its usually made, so i did a dogwood inlay into it so that it would resemble the look of the original. i also did a 1/8th inlay of dogwood into the top of the coal car..this is something he will grow into, but hes already a big train lover and hes busy pushing his small plastic one around…that just wont do…...every little boy should have a wooden train, thanks for looking….grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']





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GMman

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#1 posted 06-12-2010 12:53 AM

grizz you did very good your, grand son is going to be some happy.
Great finish too. Thanks for posting

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swirt

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#2 posted 06-12-2010 12:57 AM

Really nice! Incredible detail.

Its fun to watch them play with family made toys, and hard to watch beat them up while they are doing it. ;) Though I have to admit a couple of cars I made for my son are holding up pretty well.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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degoose

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#3 posted 06-12-2010 01:10 AM

Outstanding.. amongst your best work to date.. thanks for sharing your quality work with us…
I too have a grandson 18 months old… I will be starting to build some stuff for him too….
Going to visit on Monday… all the way to New Zealand…
I am sorry that I could not attend your BBQ
regards
Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Karson

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#4 posted 06-12-2010 01:30 AM

Grizzman: A fantqstic train for you grandson. Your now on a slope that will keep you very busy. Their will always be grandkids and always wanting bigg and fancier things.
Good luck. Now you need an oil car, and a box car and maybe even a hobo riding the rails.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Rj

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#5 posted 06-12-2010 01:39 AM

Great job Grizz!! I agree no one should have to play with a plastic train.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#6 posted 06-12-2010 01:53 AM

Very nice Grizz, a treasure for their lifetime.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 06-12-2010 01:57 AM

GRAND SON I thought you were only 19? Hey Grizz love this train I know you grandson had to love it.
perfecto my friend.This build says love all over it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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patron

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#8 posted 06-12-2010 02:01 AM

this is great , grizz ,
i do believe you are enjoying your work more now ,

it shows .
and having fun too !

well done ,
keep it up .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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_Steve

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#9 posted 06-12-2010 02:13 AM

Very well made Grizz, I like the detail you do in your builds. BTW… I see that new bench you made is working out great!

-- McMaker Woodworks, Where you can give directive for a pending antique.

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 06-12-2010 02:36 AM

Great looking train Grizz! Very impressive detail and build. I am sure the grandson will love it. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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woodmight

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#11 posted 06-12-2010 02:42 AM

Hey Granpa Grizz !... lol… I want one too ! !... Great job Bob the grandson will love it.. 3 thumbs up.

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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Gary

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#12 posted 06-12-2010 02:57 AM

Good job Grizz. He’s a lucky boy to have such a great grandpa

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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littlecope

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#13 posted 06-12-2010 03:07 AM

Nice Job, my Friend… Very Nice…
He is a lucky young man…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 06-12-2010 03:24 AM

Well done Grizz.

Nice job buddy.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#15 posted 06-12-2010 03:29 AM

Great job Grizz. Both you and he will enjoy it.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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