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Project by Duaneflower posted 905 days ago 1697 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well like it says in the GrandPa rule book, chapter 18, You have to make toys for the grand kids. And being a grandpa of twins, Blake and Dylan, I have to make things in “twos”. They have these pedal cars and what good is a pedal car without a trailer hitch and a Trailer or two. First I made them logging trailers. That went so well they decided they needed utility trailers as well (6th picture). I enjoy making this kind of stuff for the kids. That’s what grandpa’s do. Rather than buying little tires for these, I just turned the wheels on my wood lathe and attached them with lag bolts. I made these about 3 years ago and the kids still use them





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Bearpaw

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#1 posted 905 days ago

I understand where you are coming from. I have one that is 14, 3 and 16 months. So they all get different things, but they are made by Pop. You are creating great memoirs.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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getlostinwood

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#2 posted 905 days ago

As a former truck driver but still in the industry, I have to appreciate the doubles. Great fun.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 905 days ago

A fun project ,looks like the kids love em.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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rustfever

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#4 posted 905 days ago

Let’s see, I think Chapter 19 [or is it 20] in the GrandPa handbook deals with taking the G-Kids into the shop and letting them learn about make stuff out of wood.

Love the trailers. doubles at that!

-- Rustfever, Central California

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Martyroc

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#5 posted 905 days ago

Your a pretty cool grandpa, your grandchildren look like they enjoy them very much.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 904 days ago

Rustfever, it is in the fine print at the bottom of the page in Chapter 18, Grandsons will let Grandpa help
them make things in the shop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Duaneflower

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#7 posted 904 days ago

I have checked the handbook repeatedly and CANNOT find the section where it explains in some detail about grandkid’s project DO NOT INTERFERE with Grandpa’s nap time. Could I have imagined it? I would look some more but am feeling tired, like maybe it’s time fo ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz…........

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Arnies

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#8 posted 902 days ago

I have the same Handbook. The wife said I could not make any more toys for the Grandsons (5 and 3) as the bedroom is full. Good Job!

-- arnies

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