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I was asked to make a tractor for a friend's nephew's birthday next week and came up with this. I just finished the tractor with a trailer and here's a few pics of how I made the wheels. I drill the inset first then use that hole to center the hole cutter, cut half way then turn it over and cut all the way through. Then I have a nut and bolt to fit the hole. Put two nuts on and then push that into my lathe right up flat to chuck which keeps it flat and round, then turn, sand and wax. Job done, as they say.

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Hi Roly,
    I was pretty excited to see this fine piece of workmanship. I love the originality of the tractor and trailer design. It would be good for all of us if you post more pictures of your original toy designs! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.
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     You did it again.  Really nice job, and creative.  Thanks for explaining how you did the wheels.  I too would love to see more photos of this job.
     The toy in the photo has no finish on it at all, is that right?
What woods did you use?
Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks John and Ken. Nearly all my toys are drawn straight onto wood out of my head and I make them as I go. Others I create are my own patterns in photoshop & inkscape from things I see in shops or on the net. I wish I had done a pattern for this tractor because I have already been asked how much will it cost to make one for sale. I have the photos and I could make another but it probably would be difference sizes and wood. 

Here's some pics of tractor and the rocking reindeer's in production.

Nearly forgot! It's treated with beeswax & mineral oil paste and the woods are African tiger wood, oak, pine and teak from the loads of scraps in my scrap box.

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Roly (phantom scroller)
Terrific looking tractor/trailer design, as well as the other photos you posted.
It must be Murphy's Law or something ... every time you make a one-of, of something, someone always asks if you can make another one or two ... never fails.

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Sounds like you better start making copies of your patterns.
You do such nice work, I am surprised people don't want one or two of everything you make.
Thanks for telling us about the woods and how you finished them.

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Thanks All for positive feedback it's what keep me at it.
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parabéns phanton
adorei o trator super bem acabado.
Você também projeta as suas próprias peças?
Um abraço

phanton congratulations 
I loved the super tractor well finished. 
You also designs its own parts? 
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Thanks Osni I'm not in your league yet.[cool]
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