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This is a wooden train that I have been working on for the last two weeks. I have never made anything like this before so it was a new challenge. I made this out of a lot of different types of wood. I used cedar, pine, poplar, birch plywood, and a little bit of douglas fir. This was a project where I got to have a lot of fun with the lathe. I turned the wheels, boiler, and the smoke stack. The wheels were the biggest challenge. I made a jig for the drill press to make the holes for the axles evenly spaced. I was thinking about applying a safe finish to it but I like the way it looks now. This was a very fun project and im looking forward to making another one in the near future.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 808 days ago

Nice looking train .good luck in the contest.

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#2 posted 808 days ago

Way to go, real nice work, keep em coming…..

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wolflrv

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#3 posted 808 days ago

Nice job!! Toys are definitely a bigger challenge than folks realize!!

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eruby

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#4 posted 808 days ago

Very nice, I should build something like this. (my son would love it)
how big is the train? Maybe for the next one build a couple different type of cars. Flat bed, box car etc..

-- Eric - Baltimore MD

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#5 posted 808 days ago

All abord…..Great job. Trains are alot of fun to build.

-- Ray

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#6 posted 808 days ago

Neat little project!

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nomercadies

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#7 posted 807 days ago

Oh yes, give us more details !!

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#8 posted 807 days ago

Good looking train, they are fun projects.

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crowie

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#9 posted 419 days ago

That’s one fine looking train you’ve built, well done.
Watch out, toymaking is additive.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

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Dustmite97

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#10 posted 418 days ago

Thank you. Toymaking is very addictive!

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