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Kids train nightlamp from scraps

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Project by Skiedra posted 05-22-2012 06:11 AM 980 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my very first woodworking project that I made about two years ago.
It is completely nade from scraps, cuttoffs and regular junk laying around. There is a switch behind the train and the lamp turns around and tilts. This allows to control how much light gets into the room. Works well as dim control.





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TomTinkerSum

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#1 posted 05-22-2012 07:03 AM

Great idea. Love the train application and the dimmer included. Nice when we can do something different and special for the Keiki(Hawaiian—for kids).

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 07:49 AM

Very cute.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 05-22-2012 08:59 AM

If I still smoked cigarettes, I’d be tempted to make a version of your train with an ashtray smoke stack for the end table so it looked like it was rolling down the track. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 05-22-2012 11:33 AM

I love it. I like the string of cars as shelves behind it,too. Great concept. I have an elderly uncle who collects model trains so I think I have to try one ,too. I bet he’ll get a kick out of it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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#5 posted 05-22-2012 12:05 PM

Glad you all like it!

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#6 posted 05-31-2012 05:13 PM

Very original!!! I like. A good start.

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#7 posted 06-05-2012 02:40 AM

That is so cool!!
You make so many original and useful things!!.............Jim

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

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