Cleaned up the mating edges then sanded some more on the base and engine cover then,
played with the booms and bucket.
Made the booms in three parts to add a little color and just change it around a little.
Still need to plane down the booms some more .
The bucket took quite a bit a work, first glue it all up then cut it out then sand sand sand.
I cut out the inside of the bucket then sanded it up really good then glued up the sides.
The main bucket is all end grain [1/4” thick] it could be easily broken so did all the inside work then glued the side on and we’re safe to move to the out side of the bucket.
Gluing up the bucket.
Gluing up the boom.
I like to use stick glue to hold the patterns on the wood.
I should also add I take the plans to my copier and print out all the parts needed, two or three copy’s to cut up for the patterns.
If the tornado’s don’t get us tonight I’ll start in the cabin tomorrow..
Saving the best for last, tracks.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.