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    Train Bank

    I made this bank for a friend's nephew. Kind of a sad story, he's really into trains because the last time he saw his dad was dropping him off at the train station. His father passed away in a car accident later on his trip. I wish I'd had even more time to spend on it, but I put what time I had available in it. My first lathe work too, turned the front out of a 2" piece of cherry that Larry gave me.

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    dont think you needed any more time, its a winner.
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    Touching story. Very nice work, and I'm sure it will be appreciated. Kudos Jeb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Touching story. Very nice work, and I'm sure it will be appreciated. Kudos Jeb!
    Couldn't have said it any better myself.
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    Very nice train bank.

    Sad story but this toy should bring some happiness in the boy's life.
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    Well done Jeb, i consider it a honor to know you. Not only is it a great idea and piece of work, but you teaching the boy someone cares for him and he is getting a lesson on learning to save. I would say your time was well spent.

    You seem to have a particular natural leaning to making toys



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    Thats a great looking train. Very sad story though.
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