|Project by Rick George||posted 01-10-2012 05:27 AM||1226 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
This is the 2nd set of toys for Christmas. Taken from some plans I found in a book, I found that this was a fun and challenging project. The author warned that I needed to be prepared to spend some time in the shop, but I had no idea! The only tool I didn’t use was my router.
All of the material used I found in my shop. The primary wood is Ponderosa Pine with accent pieces made of mahagony. Most of the engine components were turned. The large wheels were made using a circle cutter while the smaller wheels were made using hole saws.
The grandchildren love it and I had great time being Santa’s elf. My son and daughter-in-law like it, too, but they would have prefered that I omit the whistle.