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Toy Machine Shed for Christmas

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Project by HandyHousewife posted 12-26-2017 09:57 PM 1940 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made a toy machine shed for my farm-obsessed tween for Christmas. He has (what feels like) every piece of farm machinery under the sun, and so many other toys seem so baby-ish or boring that we decided to make this for him. You can see more details in my blog posts under the Christmas Gifts series here.

Thanks for looking!

-- Striving for function *and* form, but settling quite happily for function. ;-)





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Just_Iain

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#1 posted 12-26-2017 10:06 PM

Looks great (and he better appreciate it)!

But watch out in a few years that it doesn’t get trashed. Tweens can do that sometimes, In a decade (or 2), he may have a kid of his own pass it on to or as in the case of my son, a very junior cousin that was entranced with it.

-- For those about to die, remember your bicycle helmet!

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#2 posted 12-26-2017 10:33 PM

Great idea and well done

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sras

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#3 posted 12-27-2017 01:12 AM

I had one when I was growing up – but yours has LIGHTS and a FLOOR!! Awesome!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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oldrivers

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#4 posted 12-27-2017 01:57 AM

Very Nice, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 12-27-2017 02:40 AM

Nice work.

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

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johnstoneb

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#6 posted 12-27-2017 02:52 AM

Lights and a floor and looks good from the outside also. Great job

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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PPK

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#7 posted 12-27-2017 03:32 PM

Really nice. I remember playing with my toy machinery when I was young in a barn and farm set my dad made me… oh wait, I STILL enjoy playing farm with my kids!! Keep up the building!

-- Pete

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Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 12-27-2017 03:46 PM

Looks just like the one on my uncles sugar beat farm back in Michigan.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 12-27-2017 08:50 PM

This is nicely done sir. It is very cool.

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HandyHousewife

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#10 posted 12-27-2017 09:51 PM

Thanks everyone! :-) So far he has been enjoying it, and has even asked me to paint his plastic barn to match it…we’ll have to see, but the magic 8 ball is currently saying not likely. ;-)

-- Striving for function *and* form, but settling quite happily for function. ;-)

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