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Toy Construction #203: Excavator More tread parts #2 1/2

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-12-2018 10:35 PM 1747 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 202: Excavator using Dutchy"s new plans #1 Part 203 of Toy Construction series Part 204: Excavator Got a little more done. »

Making more parts and putting it together to get an idea of what adjustments will need to be made.

Making the drive wheels.
Drilling a bunch a tooth pick holes then will need to shape for size.

Then need to make enough tread for 80 2” treads.

Now put it together to get an idea of how it all will work out.

The bolts on the ends are just place holders so there will be no metal on this build.
I used some bolts on my first excavator but not this time.

I thought it was interesting having gone back and reread my Toys and Joys excavator build that it was my first try using a full blown store bought model plan, I hadn’t remembered that, kinda shows the value of blogging a build, so many things are forgotten over time.

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hookfoot

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#1 posted 05-12-2018 11:08 PM

Good looking job. When I make track, I do not work on it everyday. I tried and I ended up talking to myself.This procedure is a lot like I do. The pieces are a little different.

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htl

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#2 posted 05-12-2018 11:24 PM

hookfoot making it the size of yours would sure help save the finger tips. LOL

I don’t mind the talking to myself but when you start talking to the wood and it talks back, now there’s a problem. LOL

The main reason I’m building this is for the tracks, I already have a Excavator but those tracks looked interesting so here we go on them.

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#3 posted 05-12-2018 11:26 PM

WOW—- Way past both my patience and skills too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 05-12-2018 11:40 PM

ralbuch I’m beginning to think the same thing!!! ;-[

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#5 posted 05-13-2018 02:29 AM

im so glad you are blogging this build cuz i just paid for the plans …. you are much faster then me …im thinking on ebonizing the treads …we will see …I Hate the smell of mixture …LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 05-13-2018 03:06 AM



... you are much faster then me …im thinking on ebonizing the treads …we will see …I Hate the smell of mixture …LOL :<))
- GR8HUNTER

Building it fast has been getting me in trouble here lately so made sure to really check out the plans and Duckys SketchUp plans have helped a bunch when something just didn’t feel right.

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#7 posted 05-13-2018 07:13 AM

This is looking very good htl.

and Duckys SketchUp plans have helped a bunch
This is great to hear, Ducky did a lot of work making this SketchUp drawing. He sometimes has worked on it till very late in the evening

htl I don’s see no roundover corners on the treads carriers. I’m curious if that isn’t a problem?

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#8 posted 05-13-2018 08:11 AM

You make it it so easy Bruce, BUT I know for sure it’s now!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 05-13-2018 11:01 AM

Your work is amazing htl and so interesting to see. Then I say to myself “It’s best for me too just stick with what I do and watch and enjoy your work”!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 05-13-2018 11:29 PM

Dutchy I should take more pictures but it was near the end of the day so didn’t show that being done.

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