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Wooden Tractor

When I was a kid, my Dad made one of these "wooden tractors", from a wooden spool. :cool:
He used a single blade razor to cut the notches along the edge of the spool. Then he carved a piece of wax with a hole in the middle and a groove across it. Then he hammered a small nail on the opposite side for the rubber band that went through the spool, the wax piece and is held in place with a toothpick.
All you do is wind it up, set it down and watch it run across the floor, like a tractor. (y)

I was at a black powder muzzleloader show with all the accessories, in Xenia, today. I spotted a basket of wooden spools and it reminded me of the tractor my Dad made, when I was a kid. I described it to the tractor creation to the vendor and she gave me one. 🙂 This is the first time I've made one of these since my Dad made one for me, over 50 years ago.
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