toy crane for 2yr olds birthday

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Project by NaptownWood posted 09-07-2013 07:11 PM 1378 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my buddies Son had a 2yr birthday today. the buddy is a crane operator at their families crane business, so I knew someday I would make them a crane toy. I started last night, a little late, but finished up without a finish on it in about 4 hrs. raided the scrap bin abd used mostly hard maple. stole a hinge for the boom from a case of router bits, and scavenged the spool from the wife’s sewing room.

the kid liked it, but everybody else thought it was great too.

I just hate going to a kids birthday party and seeing duplicate gifts from walmart or target all the time. or something that takes 8 AA batteries….

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#1 posted 09-07-2013 07:43 PM

Nice one Naptown…if dad runs a crane bussiness, bet that ends up sitting on his desk….you may have to make the son another one…lol Nifty build.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 09-07-2013 10:53 PM

stole a hinge for the boom from a case of router bits
That made me chuckle! Well done on the unique and personal gift! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 09-07-2013 10:57 PM

Looks wonderful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 09-07-2013 11:21 PM

Nice job-great project!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 09-08-2013 02:09 AM

very good! the recessed tires look hard. The boom is an inspiration.

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#6 posted 09-09-2013 12:20 AM

Lots of creative play here.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 09-11-2013 09:19 AM

How great, no batteries and just a heap of fun & play for a little bloke….
That’s one top crane, simple & strong, very well done.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 09-11-2013 02:06 PM

It looks great and sturdy. Your toy crane is way better than the store bought ones. Great job!

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