Five Train Engines were made today and show their fresh Walnut Oil finish in the picture above. They are made from Walnut, Beech, Cherry, Ash and Birch. Walnut oil is a traditional wood finish, used for centuries, and has the advantage of being a drying oil. This means that it avoids the mess and possible rancidity of other vegetable oils and it has the added advantage of being safe to touch and taste. I usually make toys in small groups; groups large enough to gain some efficiency, but small enough to avoid boredom. So my smaller toys are born in single digit litters and the larger toys as twins or triplets. And while they arrive at your door newly born they are fully ready to play.
Two engine chassis in rough form made from American Beech wood. You can see 23 other train cars at my website.
The best friend on earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.
Frank Lloyd Wright