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Project by jumbojack posted 628 days ago 1456 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first saw this here http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57091, it was a project I knew I wanted to do. I did not however get the plans, I just kinda figured it out from the pictures. The dowels; 1” for the ‘T’ handle, 5/8 “for the shaft. 1 1/4” for the cross piece and 1/2” for the cage. The wheels are 8” out of curly cherry. From wheel to wheel is 9”. Those dowels for the cage were dyed with regular ole food coloring, red and blue. The outer supports are 3/4” oak butcher block donated by my brother from a kitchen remodel he did years ago. I stained that and the rest of the dowels with Traditional Cherry from Minwax. I purchased the wooden balls online they are 2 1/4”.
Fun, fast build; a gift to my nephew for Christmas. He is the son of the brother that donated the butcher block.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith





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justoneofme

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#1 posted 628 days ago

What a neat gift for your little nephew! A slant on the old ‘popcorn machine’ that our girls used to roll around … making a terrific amount of nerve-wracking noise! I think this beautifully made rendition will have a much more pleasing sound!!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 628 days ago

Well done a cool gift for sure.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Boxguy

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#3 posted 628 days ago

Jack, I love this. It does look fun to build. You are just the kind of uncle who would give his nieces a drum set too. I may make one for my grandson to use this summer…outside.

-- Big Al in IN

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Roger

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#4 posted 626 days ago

Very nifty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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phillip butler

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#5 posted 626 days ago

thanks for sharing. will make one for grandson—————good fun stuff !!!!!!

-- phil, nevada

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Nikki

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#6 posted 259 days ago

so cute

-- Nikki

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jumbojack

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#7 posted 259 days ago

Thanks Nikki. A couple of things if you intend to build one like it. Glue alone will not hold the handle. I built several, sold/gave away to friends and relatives. Three came apart, so I recalled them all. I drilled 1/8” holes and pinned them with short dowels.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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