How the West was Won............

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Project by redryder posted 01-27-2012 09:38 PM 2252 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The kids here are into Johnny West action figures. I didn’t realize they went back to the 60’s in creation but I found out they and all the gear that goes with them is very popular on Ebay. They must have 15-20 different action figures with horses, wagons and all the supplies a cowboy or indian would need.

What they didn’t have was a cabin to stay in and that’s where I got recruited. The kids wanted a cabin, corral for horses, a rope bed (like Rooster Cogburn slept on), tables and chairs. The outhouse was my idea. Sometimes you gotta go. I remember an incident in the outhouse in the movie The Unforgiven.

The cabin and corral are made of pine. The table and chairs are fir from my yard. The roof is removeable. The out house is made from hand split cedar with vent pipe and TP holder. The corral folds up and everything fits into the cabin when not in use which is a must for my clutter phobia.

Thanks for lookin’.................

-- mike...............

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 09:45 PM

Nice job, come to think of it I think I have a couple of those characters in a closet at my mom and dads lol.

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 09:50 PM


That looks pretty good!

You made a Cabin so it could hold everything!

You also made the corral and Out house?

You got the figures from eBay?

You did good!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 09:50 PM

I forgot about those figures until now. I had 4 or 5 in a hat box with a zipper. They were great.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 09:55 PM

That’s wonderful the kids gotta love it. Good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 10:07 PM

great project.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#6 posted 01-28-2012 05:33 AM

YOU ARE A GENIUS MIKE, BUT you surprised PLAYING ACTION FIGURES hahahahahahahahahaha


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#7 posted 01-28-2012 04:13 PM

That is Fantastic, the kids will really have fun with that.
My kids are into legos and Star Wars…. I KNOW I am not talented enough to build that play set…...LOL

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#8 posted 01-28-2012 07:35 PM

Very nice play set, but you may have created a monster that could grow to fill all available space, and even
some that is not available. Always great to see parents helping their children’s imagination grow, if we do
not help them, who will?

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 01-28-2012 08:22 PM

Nicely done set up. I like the fact that they all store inside the cabin.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#10 posted 01-09-2014 11:04 PM

Can I be your Grandson… Love the theme … They are lucky to have you for a grandpa…
BTW I’m 65… ED

-- Ed Port Republic

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