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    Toy Swap people and Grandparents take a look

    This post is for Jonathan but anyone else that mist out in their early years in making one of these.

    The post in the toy swap thread with the lovely purple heart wind up "tractor" toy reminded me of how much fun these were when i was a kid.

    Perhaps you can introduce your grandchildren or other kids to them again and keep them alive.

    Here is how they are made this guy most certainly did not invent them.

    But better still here is you tube video of two climbing and racing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOmxOX6GG3k

    Enjoy i think i might make one again just for fun.
    cheers

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    Thank you Rob. I had never seen one of these tractors before. The video was beneficial! It will be an assignment for my advanced students, hope to post a few of the successful ones later this year. Now I know how to grade them, both on accuracy of fit and finish as well as crawling ability.
    Jon

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    Made them often as a kid. I had forgotten about them. Thanks for the memory.
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    Thanks for the memory Rob!

    Made those when I was a kid only we used a sliver of soap instead of a candle. I think my granddaughter might get a kick out of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    It will be an assignment for my advanced students
    FWW and the Toy Swap. Doing our part to help advance education
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    You just brought me back to my childhood Rob. My grand dad made me one of those that gave me hours of fun. Thanks
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Thumbs up

    Well you learn something new every day
    as the the saying goes. Thanks Rob, i'll
    have to file that one away for a rainy
    day project with my grandson/s.

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