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    These where requested by Mike. They are Photos of the front ends of my "Name Trains"
    It's amazing how when you take a close up photo you notice things you never did before.
    enjoy.
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    John
    "The Golden Mile"John Wayne
    Some of my Stuff
    Retired Medically Unfit Police Officers ***.

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    Those are awesome. of course, you made them. Thank you for taking the time to share those great pics. Love the "Love bug" and the truck with the smoke stack is to die for, and the engine looks like it could if only it thinks it can....<smile>

    Side note, do you ever encounter folks who i refer to as fuss budgets who refuse to buy anything with a what they consider a flaw in them like a knot in the wood? I always try and reassure them that the knot just adds character to the piece and can not fall out but I always seem to have that one person who considers all my work inferior then because one piece is "flawed"...
    Last edited by wood-n-things; 08-31-2011, 09:07 AM.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      John, those are wonderful! Your toys reek quality!

      Mike, next time just tell them one's persons flaw is another persons unique-one-of-a-kind item!

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      • #4
        John - those are tooooo cute!
        DeWalt 788

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        • #5
          Lovely work John, as usual.
          Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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          • #6
            John, those are Great ! You have the finish down to perfection. I didn't know "choo-choo's pulled cars & trucks, CHuckle !
            PERK

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            • #7
              Thanks Mike, Sally, Mayo, Perk & Sappy.

              Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
              Side note, do you ever encounter folks who i refer to as fuss budgets who refuse to buy anything with a what they consider a flaw in them like a knot in the wood? I always try and reassure them that the knot just adds character to the piece and can not fall out but I always seem to have that one person who considers all my work inferior then because one piece is "flawed"...
              Originally posted by sappy View Post
              Mike, next time just tell them one's persons flaw is another persons unique-one-of-a-kind item!
              As for knots etc, I put an amazed look on my face when somebody comments about a flaw in the timber and say "What, That's natures art".

              I used to cut out any imperfections, but as time has gone along I tend to like the look of knots etc. I think they add character. It just took me a long time to get over my training, where we'd only use clear timber for cabinets etc.

              The funny thing is that here in Kal, I'd sell about twice the amount of trucks as compared to engines. Road Trains have a lot to do with that. I'm sure that in the city and South, engines would still be the biggest winner. As a whole I'd also say I'd sell two boys names to every VW (Girls)
              Regards
              John
              "The Golden Mile"John Wayne
              Some of my Stuff
              Retired Medically Unfit Police Officers ***.

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              • #8
                Hi John - you sure know how to put us mere mortals to shame. Getting one really good looking piece is an achievement but getting all the production you constantly churn out to look just as good is the sign of true skill and care and attention to detail.

                As to anyone complaining about natures imperfections, you are too much of a gentleman in your replies but I imagine that under the hood what you are really thinking is that you should maybe tell the whiners to 'get knotted!'. That train is simply too full of character, knot and all!

                Keep wowing us with your work mate. We love to see it and it pushes us to get better. Cheers
                Jim in Mexico

                Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                - Albert Einstein

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                • #9
                  Great work, John,
                  Thanks for sharing and God Bless! Spirithorse

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                  • #10
                    Great work as usual John. I would be sorely tempted to tell the whiners and perfection seekers that it is difficult to soar with the eagles when you are selling to buzzards. Not that buzzards don't have a place in society but...

                    george
                    A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
                    George

                    delta 650, hawk G426

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                    • #11
                      Some fine looking toys there,sure to be treasured by any boy or girl.
                      Tony

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                      • #12
                        I almost forgot that You are the master!! thanks for the refresher. your painting skills are amazing.
                        Rolf
                        RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                        • #13
                          John -- Lookin good -- the toys I mean. Thanks for showing us the leading edge of your name trains.
                          Mtnman Jim

                          taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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                          • #14
                            I happen to like the knot. It gives the piece character. I often leave the knots in my projects and use them to great advantage. I alway tell people that what they are seeing is a unigue piece of art that can never be completly replicated. In this day of modernization, you would be surprised how many people value one of a kind art work.
                            Tammy

                            Pressure makes diamonds

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                            • #15
                              Hi John

                              Uncluttered and stunning..

                              Just one thing that bothers me, and that's the hooks.

                              But maybe its just me

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