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Project by Critterman posted 2408 days ago 1468 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a quick project I did early this summer for my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday. Wood Magazine again, but this one was really fun. No, I didn’t make all the parts, but the ones I did make were out of popular…because of the painting. I did get to do some techniques and practice some things I don’t usually do (i.e. circle cutting). But I had a lot of fun and it came out great. I saw on someone’s projects the made the same ones, but with natural finish. If you have a little one around I recommend making one this was a blast to build and my granddaughter loved it.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA





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Karson

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#1 posted 2408 days ago

It was cedarfreakcarl who made the natural one.

Great job.

-- 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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TreeBones

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#2 posted 2408 days ago

Nothing more special than a hand made gift for the family. Very nice.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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TomFran

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#3 posted 2408 days ago

Now that’s a nice toy! Don’t even have to worry about whether it’s got lead paint on it ;^D

Nice work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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JasonH

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#4 posted 2408 days ago

Fun! I bet my little guy would love something like that!

-- Living on the square...

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 2408 days ago

That looks great! The colors are vibrant and it looks like a factory finish!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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rikkor

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#6 posted 2408 days ago

That’s cute. I’m sure any little nipper would love it.

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Critterman

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#7 posted 2408 days ago

Thanks guys!

Todd: Yeah, the paint job was just spray paint from Home Depot, but I think what was key was they way the article showed how to use jigs to paint the parts. Common sense…nothing I would have thought of..LOL.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2408 days ago

and then the little caterpillar gets adopted by office staff, and given a name…. right, Karson?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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toyguy

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#9 posted 2407 days ago

absoultly lovely.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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teenagewoodworker

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#10 posted 2331 days ago

thats cool. i’ve got a couple of young people in my extended family. maybe I’ll try to make some for them.

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Karson

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#11 posted 2331 days ago

Debbie. A mother was looking for some state funds in order to get a residence and she said that her young son was having his birthday in 2 days. He then spied the Caterpillar in April’s office and he found a new home with the young mother and her son.

So we are delivering a new caterpillar to April next Thursday the 13th.

That’s the last of the 105 of them that we made.

-- 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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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 2331 days ago

aaaaaaw how wonderful!!!
very special

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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