Animal Train #3: Finished

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Blog entry by Alan posted 04-20-2008 05:58 AM 576 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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And here is the first set.

Circus Train

—Please note the boy added for scale—

Among the lessons leaned:
  • The way the grain goes is more important than maximizing the wood. The camel’s leg broke but glued together well, would not have broke had I cut it right.
  • Axel holes in the center of the leg don’t leave enough room for hooks and eyes.
  • Use smaller hooks and eyes

Now on to the next something.

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Jiri Parkman

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#1 posted 04-20-2008 07:05 AM

Nice project. Happy boy.

-- Jiri

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-20-2008 12:41 PM

Hi Alan,

This has been an enlightening series and I have enjoyed seeing this train developed. It looks as if it passes quality control as well. :)

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-20-2008 08:33 PM

I love this! Great job.

What is the name of the book that has the plans?


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#4 posted 04-21-2008 05:16 AM

Its called The Great All American Wooden Toybook. Link goes through the LJ store.

Thanks everybody, it is a nice project to “get warmed up” and get into woodworking and learn the tools again.

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