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Post by Chilli-head on 3rd October 2011, 10:26 am

Anyone make wooden toys ? I was looking at the four rounds of oak which were waste from drilling 2" holes with a holesaw, and thinking that they were just asking to be made into wheels ... so, I thought I'd see what I could create.

So here it is, an 0-4-0 Saddle tank locomotive in oak and iroko:

A fun way to use up little bits of scrap wood too small for anything else.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 3rd October 2011, 10:53 am

that's a lovely piece of work, CH. And just the right degree of chunkiness for small hands.

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Post by CraftyBirdUK on 3rd October 2011, 2:10 pm

That looks lovely, thanks for sharing Smile

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Post by MrsC on 3rd October 2011, 5:21 pm

That is seriously nice!

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Post by Jaded Green on 3rd October 2011, 6:26 pm

Really lovely
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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 10th October 2011, 2:10 pm

Love the attention to detail like the face of the boiler tank and the dovetails in the cabin roof. Fine work, thanks for sharing.

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Post by Chilli-head on 10th October 2011, 4:41 pm

Thanks guys. And I'm glad you noticed the dovetails - I was quite proud of them; never done them on something curved before, but I couldn't think of another way of making the cab roof secure enough.

C-H Jnr is too old for it (though he looked interested in what I was up to), so it will be a gift for my friend's little boy.
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