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Homemade toy train

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

I decided to make a toy for grandson Bryan’s Christmas gift. Collette is making some toys, too. For my first effort, I made a simple pull train out of wood.

Wooden train in bright colors. For a toddler

Simple wooden train for a toddler

This one is cut from white pine using a bandsaw. I cut the wheels with a hole saw. Sand everything, then paint with non-toxic paints. I used fluid acrylics from an art supply store. These are bright colors, selected to recognize his parents’ universities (U of Michigan and U of Tennessee). A non-toxic clear coat protects the finish.

It consists of a locomotive, tender, boxcar, hopper car and caboose.

Good blog

Friday, March 30th, 2012

You might be interested in this post (or the blog) on Santorum (and others) and a new definition of religious freedom. My son Nate wrote it.

Family reunion

Monday, June 8th, 2009

We have to miss the Wise family reunion June 13-14 in Calhoun county, IL.

I have posted a page with information and pictures about the Detroit branch of the family. You can comment here. Authorized users (Wise family or wannabees) can comment at the site for the reunion.