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Sledgehammer

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For the little man. This is a toy and meant to be played with. The roof is masonite and the rest is old plaster lath I found in the barn. Laminated two together for posts. We have a 5 stall version of this in real life here and one at my Grandpas. They were known as “the machine shed” before pole barns came into the area. 26” wide. Doorways are 12” tall and 11-3/4” wide. I didn’t try to scale it to a specific size, just needed a 1/16 toy to fit in the opening. 

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It weighs 13 lbs total. Thought you guys might enjoy. I’m far from a carpenter. Bought a few small nails and had the rest of it laying around. Turned out pretty solid. 

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35 minutes ago, 12_Guy said:

The plaster lath has a good rough, rustic look. Did  you do anything special to clean it up? It looks awesome and is sure to be well used. Good job dad! 

 Nope. I’d say the lath is 100+ years old honestly.  Some still had mud dauber nests on it for authenticity. I took a wire brush to a couple pieces but that’s it. I’m sure a pressure washer and some linseed oil would make it shine but old barns aren’t supposed to shine.

 

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I think it would be wise to get a 1/16 scale 450 or W 450 for him to park inside this toy shed to make it more realistic that you need a real one in your real shed ..... :)

 

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If that center post in the front gets loose, you can put the shed on a piece of plywood for support. It turned out great Todd!!! I started building a shed in high school, didn’t finish it. I brought home off-fall from the table saw in shop class. It looked good, but then other interests came along.🛻

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Excellent!  He will love it for sure!!!

My grandfather made my brother and I a very elaborate 1/16 gambrell roof barn and dad made a matching machine shed and working bin set up.....we carpet farmed for hours on end.....

Good job dad!!!!

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11 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

It weighs 13 lbs total. Thought you guys might enjoy. I’m far from a carpenter. Bought a few small nails and had the rest of it laying around. Turned out pretty solid. 

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Looks great, Todd!  1086 is a nice touch!  Just need a 686 w' ROPS and a 350.....

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6 minutes ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

Looks great, Todd!  1086 is a nice touch!  Just need a 686 w' ROPS and a 350.....

Not a toy collector but if they ever make a 686 toy I will have one. I’ve got a 350 or two. Little man will probably have it packed full pretty quick. Haven’t given it to him yet. 

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That looks great!

My uncle made me a pole barn in the mid 70s that’s about 2’x4’ and tall enough to get me toy tractors inside. I farmed many hours with that barn protecting my equipment. After awhile it ended up resting in my parents barn loft for about 20 years. Then it was reawakened and my son farmed with it and kept his tractors inside (along with some of mine!). Now it’s resting again in my attic filled with a mix of newer and antique equipment waiting for the next generation. Hope yours sees the same over the next 50 years!

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2 hours ago, red2thebone sr said:

Yea, toy machine sheds are like real sheds, you never build them big enough. 

My answer exactly. 😂😂 

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5 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

I’m contemplating.....

I have big dreams of building a miniature working wood stove, like Ken and Barbie size, always something more important and it has no purpose, so it is just an idea in my mind. I thought it would be a fun thing to bust out at a bbq, maybe put it in the Nativity scene at Christmas 😂

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