TWO MODEL TOYS
So what can you make on a 4-in. tablesaw?
SHOP OWNER: David Eisner
LOCATION: Schenectady, NY
These two projects were inspired by Doug Kenney articles in Fine Woodworking. The train, a Thatcher Perkins 1863, is 28 in. long, and took two weeks to build. (Plans are in FWW, November/December 1992). The woods are walnut, desert ironwood, redwood (for the tracks), cocobola, mahogany, jotoba, maple and sumac. Most of the small pieces were cut on a 4" Dremel table saw. The wheels for both projects were made using a drilling jig that Kenney designed.
The 1928 Ahrens-Fox fire engine (FWW, December 1989) is made from the same woods mentioned above but has some cherry also. The wheel spokes are made from wooden Q-Tips. This project took one week, and won 2nd place at the Northeast Woodworkers Expo in Saratoga, NY.
I'm a retired electronics specialist from General Electric and have been making toys for about five years -- although I have been doing woodworking since middle school and am one of the original members of Northeast Woodworkers club....David Eisner
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