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Tower Crane from plans in Wood magazine. Made from maple and walnut. Christmas gift for my Grandson
-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!
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#1 posted 12-17-2012 03:53 PM
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#2 posted 12-17-2012 04:32 PM
Fun and cool build.good job.
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#3 posted 12-17-2012 04:45 PM
That looks Fun!! my boy would love that.
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#4 posted 12-18-2012 02:15 AM
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#5 posted 12-18-2012 02:18 AM
I have made several of these cranes. One suggestion is replace the lazy Susan with a nylon washer it will shore it up considerably. My wife teaches 3-4 yr olds and the kids love it.
-- Greg, Concordia, Mo
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#6 posted 12-18-2012 01:14 PM
Nothin better than homemade toys that actually work along with some imagination. Kids need more of this kind of hands-on stuff.
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net
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#7 posted 02-03-2013 12:10 AM
G’Day Deeman. Your crane looks great.I have the plans and my grandson has been asking for a crane but then he does ask for nearly every project in the book…..got to love them.How long did it take to build and how difficult was the build please.Cheers, crowie
-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie
#8 posted 02-03-2013 01:46 AM
Thanks Crowie, I have built several of the construction toys in this series from Wood magazine. My grandson loves them. The crane was pretty easy to make. I didn’t really keep track of my time but I think you could make it in about 6-8 hours. I am disabled and it takes me a long time to get projects completed.
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