Christopher's Train

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 1143 days ago 1154 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of many maple trains I made as gifts for friends. I did not take any pictures of the train so this is a picture of a picture of it in use. I made one for my very good friend’s son many years ago and they would not let their grandson play with it like a train. He could hold it but they kept it in a case and wanted it to stay real nice . So I found this last one and sent it to them them saying this was for their grandson Christopher and he was to give it a workout. It was hard maple and would take a beating.
Evidently he has another train set and prefers to run this wooden train around the tracks. He looks like a pretty happy little kid! He likes cars, trains and polka music!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 1143 days ago

nice looking train, looks like he’s having fun.

-- Paul

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#2 posted 1143 days ago

Nice one Jim. I can see by the smile on the lad’s face you have a winner.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 1142 days ago

I wish I was a little guy once again… Sure looks like fun! Great Job too!

Thinks like sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 1142 days ago

Very nice and detailed train!

-- Per I

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#5 posted 1142 days ago

Very interesting. Making wood toys is one of my priority interests.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#6 posted 1142 days ago

Wonderful smile.
And yes it is wonderful that he can really play now.
What a cool train.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 1142 days ago

It’s a nice clean simple toy and will give a child many wonderful hours of imagination. It makes a really nice looking toy.

-- 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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#8 posted 1141 days ago

nice train gift with a wish !!!!
A gift from the heart my friend.



-- Kiefer 松

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#9 posted 1140 days ago

all you got to do is look at the smile on his face to see it is great, nice work

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#10 posted 1138 days ago

Great job, and the story makes all the better.

I am half way through making a train for my son, better get off my butt and finish is before the grand kids need it.

Mind you Daniel is 3 so I have a while.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#11 posted 1138 days ago

Jim did you make the wheel? If you did, how? I will love to make some backgammon pieces also, what is the trick? Do I ned to make me a ‘jig’ holder for the second side?
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 1136 days ago

You have a happy little friend there Jim and it is probably his best toy.

Well done Jim, thanks for sharing, wooden toys are always so special.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#13 posted 1133 days ago

Nice toy for the little guy

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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