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Project by crimsonwood posted 01-27-2011 10:48 PM 1819 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We undersold this project made from walnut. Yeah I know its worth more than the $100 we sold it for but it was the first one we sold, we learned our lesson. :)

-- -Jaymes-

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#1 posted 01-27-2011 11:02 PM

It’s a beautiful engine. I’m sorry about your loss, however.

-- 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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#2 posted 01-27-2011 11:24 PM

Very nice detail, simply awesome…

lesson learned. :)

-- Rick

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#3 posted 01-27-2011 11:28 PM

Very Well Done. Beatifully finished. Thanks for sharing.

-- Marty Ohio

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#4 posted 01-27-2011 11:31 PM

In my experience people want hand made wooden objects like your nice train at lever operated plastic punched out train prices what a sad world.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 01-27-2011 11:33 PM

That looks amazing. I apologize for all of the questions but I am interested in making one of these.
Where did you get the plans or did you design it yourself?
How did you apply the finish without drips?
How many hours did this take to complete?

-- Will work for wood...

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#6 posted 01-27-2011 11:44 PM

I bought the plans from the Grizzly Machinery Store that is local to me. You can order the plans online from their website. I used Behlen’s spray finish, simply the best that can be bought in small quantities, just sprayed 3 or 4 light coats. It took roughly 15 hours to complete (just a guess didn’t really keep time, usually lose all track of time when in the shop), but I changed some of the plans so there is that time to adjust.

-- -Jaymes-

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#7 posted 01-27-2011 11:49 PM

that is a beautiful train so much detail the people that bought it should feel ashamed of themselves.I think that it is worth much more.thanks for the piuctures


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#8 posted 01-28-2011 03:45 AM

Excellent detail and beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 01-28-2011 04:14 AM

holy cow…100 bucks…im truly sorry …for a train like that…i would expect at least 250 or even more…i made a train…no where near the detail you did and expect 300 bucks for my set…one engine and three other cars…you did a grand job there…and i hope you get much better then that next time…your certainly deserve it…

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

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#10 posted 01-28-2011 05:38 AM

That’s a super duper job, excellent craftsmanship.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 01-28-2011 01:36 PM

We live and we keep learning; hopefully, sometimes it’s even the same lesson over again. Someone walked off with a really good deal on a fine hand made item. Beautiful work. You’re worth a whole lot more than 5 bucks an hour.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#12 posted 01-28-2011 03:32 PM

Nice locomotive and tender, looks a little familiar.
I bought my plans from here. They also look familiar.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#13 posted 01-28-2011 09:29 PM

amazing – my dad would go bananas for this

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#14 posted 06-16-2016 03:33 AM

Very nicely done!

Te “Joe &Jane Public” really have no idea of the amount of work in something like that. You have to do this work to appreciate it!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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