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Excavator #2: Tracks themself

05-25-2018 05:59 PM by Dutchy | 0 comments »

Below the process of making the tracks themself. The used wood is pacific teak (Intsia bijuga). This tracks are made out of wooden strips. I’m sure there are orther ways for making tracks and I don’t say that mine is the best! So feel free to comment this blog and/or make a suggestion for improvements. 11 16

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Excavator #1: Making tracks preperations

05-25-2018 10:14 AM by Dutchy | 6 comments »

Below you can see how I started with making tracks for my excavator tracks are made out of wooden strips. I’m sure there are orther ways for making tracks and I don’t say that mine is the best! So feel free to comment this blog and/or make a suggestion for improvements.

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Toy Construction #205: Excavator Made some more parts and sand, sand, sand

05-23-2018 08:41 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Played with the boom and shaped things up a little. Now it’s time to finish up the tracks and get every thing glues up be for moving on to the little stuff Yuck!!! LOLThe boom and cabin aren’t glued on yet.

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Toy Construction #202: Excavator using Dutchy"s new plans #1

05-10-2018 07:02 PM by htl | 18 comments »

Down loader Dutchys new plans and after a study and I mean a study of the plans it’s full steam ahead.I started on the tracks as this is what I’m the most interested in.And kinda like the Reading train there’s a lot a small parts but as I have found out these little parts really add to the look even if they’re in the back and you would think their not of much use.So to start with I cut out around 200 parts for the tracks and then had to drill two holes in each one, jus...

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Toy Construction #16: Got ur done

01-13-2016 07:04 PM by htl | 3 comments »

One or two more things to do but will be waiting for warmer weather come Feb..So here she is. Thanks for all that followed the build and too all that gave me ideas and help an extra THANKS!!!. Here’s the project page.http://lumberjocks.com/projects/215074 Here’s all the build pictures.http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/heretolearn7/Excavator/story

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Toy Construction #14: Fiddling with the small stuff excavator

01-07-2016 11:50 PM by htl | 9 comments »

I could have had this thing done a week ago if I had stayed with the plans. lolI keep adding ideas and making it more complicated than it already is. But that’s part of the fun of it.This is a brain puzzle that needs to be solved. All of the big stuff is done but I can’t bring myself to glue it up so yesterday I doweled all the bases and engine compartment so it will be able to come apart for one last sanding at the end.Played with the cabin furniture.Our operator is in his ...

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Toy Construction #13: It's starting to come together Hydraulics

01-07-2016 02:53 AM by htl | 5 comments »

Here’s a great tool for buffing off small parts with out rounding the edges. There needs to be a 1/2” slack for the tracks to move smoothly but when it’s not going to be moved around I’d like it to look nice and tight so made the power wheels axle adjustable still need to make a nice nob for the back but it’ll come. Started on the hydraulics out in my cold cold shop. lol I know he needs some under arm deodorant but is sassafra...

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Toy Construction #10: Excavator day 5

12-26-2015 11:10 PM by htl | 10 comments »

Played with the tracks again today.Got the one side cut out yesterday so today I’ll get the other side done and start drilling for dowels.Here’s what needs done and the jig to get er done.More of the same but I will point out that I will be cutting grooves in the walnut and some of the mahogany nowjust for this set but will need to set it all up all over again later for another walnut set so I’m making a cutting board. With this I will be able to just set the board over t...

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Toy Construction #9: Excavator day 4

12-26-2015 01:04 AM by htl | 9 comments »

Had to fix two really dumb mistakes, I glued up the booms before I cut out the places for them to bolt up.Would have taken 10 minutes I put in a couple a hours trying to cut them out with out buggering it up.I have the technology but shore is a lot easier if you do it right the first time. Finally got to play with the tracks this after noon.Cut out the lumber to length then needed 3/8” for the treads so split some walnut and while I’m at it will be making a set of mahogany trea...

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Toy Construction #8: Escavator day 3

12-24-2015 11:56 PM by htl | 5 comments »

Played with the cabin today, thankfully the bad weather went around us here in Huntsville al.Went to Google and searched for a more modern looking cabin.The picture I liked was of the whole machine so the cabin was to small so took the picture printed it out then enlarger it. It took 4 tries at different sized before I found the right size.Then made 4 copy’s and cut and pasted on the wood cut them out and it’s done.Sounds easy but it took all day.I was planning to go rounder with ...

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