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Project by Kurtis Foote posted 07-23-2012 02:02 AM 1640 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I grew up on a small dairy farm in Central Minnesota. I now live in North Dakota and have children of my own and enjoy building toys and furniture for them. I have designed and made many farm toys for the kids and this is the combine toy I came up with. The auger swings and the heads on the front are interchangable. The bean head rolls well on carpeting. My son loves the toy. The combine in the pictures was made from red oak harvested from my parents farm in Minnesota. I just recently spent a lot of hours creating a book with patterns others can use to make theses toys. You can see more about the book at this link. just build stuff combine

-- Kurtis, North Dakota, http://justbuildstuff.com





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 07-23-2012 06:18 AM

Welcome to LJ!! I like it, but it screams for green and yellow paint ;-)

BTW, I grew up on a small dairy farm in south western Idaho.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 07-23-2012 03:51 PM

Nice job ! Good to see an alternative to the endless line of plastic toys.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Kurtis Foote

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#3 posted 07-24-2012 12:33 AM

Thanks for the positive comments. TopamaxSurvivor I agree that sooner or later I am going to have to learn how to paint. MonteCristo, real wood toys beat plastic disposable toys any day.

-- Kurtis, North Dakota, http://justbuildstuff.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 07-24-2012 12:42 AM

If the paint job isn’t perfect, it will still be OK and look like the real thing on the farm. ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 07-24-2012 07:17 PM

thats pretty cool!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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