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Project by dansnow posted 04-06-2014 02:54 AM 901 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love the old toy designs. Found this one in a 1995 issue of Woodworkers Journal, designed by Ed Schimdt. At this point it only needs the clear coat finish and to have the blade permanently installed. At some point I’ll make the accompanying lo-boy trailer and tractor.
This one is made from oak, walnut and maple, is 12” x 6” by 5.5” high, weighs 2 pounds, and has a working winch!

Thanks for looking.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts





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hunter71

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#1 posted 04-06-2014 10:21 AM

Pretty cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 04-06-2014 12:28 PM

that is awesome, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 04-06-2014 04:04 PM

Nicely done!

I have liked wooden toys my whole life.

-- just rjR

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anile8tor

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#4 posted 04-06-2014 04:12 PM

That is a really cool toy. I am planning on makign a few construction toys and trains I have found. This one is AWESOME. Great job!

-- anile8tor

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#5 posted 04-07-2014 12:17 AM

Really cool piece

-- Norman

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David

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#6 posted 04-07-2014 01:58 AM

If you are looking for rubber tracks; check out vacuum cleaner drive belts. They even come with cogs and can be turned inside out.

-- Islandwoodworker@Gmail.com

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#7 posted 04-07-2014 04:36 AM

Considered it, but the way it’s constructed would require cutting and drilling to put a new one on. But thanks for the suggestions.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#8 posted 04-10-2014 02:11 PM

Awesome toy with great features. Wooden toys are the best. Great job!

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#9 posted 04-10-2014 02:25 PM

It’s a very nice toy and the kids will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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