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Model Equipment Trailer #1: Project for my Father inlaw

02-26-2011 11:33 PM by mwilkins | 1 comment »

I have decided to build a model equipment trailer for my Father In-law. He is always such a great help for me around the house with projects and I wanted to make something for him to show my thanks. Since he has a small excavation contracting business so I thought some wood models would be nice. I found the plans by D.B. Gatto and decided on the flatbed trailer and backhoe. I have started the trailer and hope to have it finished in a couple of weeks and then move on to the backhoe. The plan is to be able to give it to him this year for his birthday. Most of the work has been done on the bandsaw and using my bench top sanders. Here is a picture of the frame and springs. This is t...

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