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Project by johnstoneb posted 06-03-2014 11:36 PM 2132 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for my grandson. He’s into construction equipment right now. The plans were in Wood magazine.. I built it out of maple and walnut cutoffs. Didn’t have to buy anything but all-thread and acorn nuts. The plans were straight forward and easy to follow. I may build some of the other toys they have plans for.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 06-04-2014 12:20 AM

Your grandson will get many hours of enjoyment playing CONSTRUCTION with his backhoe. Nice build.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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bushmaster

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#2 posted 06-04-2014 02:19 AM

nice work. always looking for ideas for my grandson

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 06-04-2014 10:55 AM

Nice Job Bruce!

How did you make the wheels?

The blind Acorn nuts add the “tough” Toy look

-- Regards Robert

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johnstoneb

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#4 posted 06-04-2014 01:09 PM

I just bought commercially available wheels.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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weekendwoodwarrior

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#5 posted 06-04-2014 05:43 PM

Very cool!

-- Justin the Weekend Wood Warrior, Dayton, OH https://www.facebook.com/wwoodwarrior

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#6 posted 06-04-2014 06:44 PM

Kewl and I love it parked in the natural environment

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 06-04-2014 11:37 PM

Great looking toy! You’re grandson will love it.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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NormG

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#8 posted 06-05-2014 02:29 AM

Wonderful piece and great job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Rick M

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#9 posted 06-05-2014 06:49 AM

So very cool. My daughter has an obsession with cranes and I’ve thought of building one from wood for her birthday. Wouldn’t you know, the Wood with the crane is the only issue I don’t have, ha! Though the plans are online. Bet your grandson has a ball with it.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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exelectrician

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#10 posted 06-06-2014 05:00 AM

Years from now your grandson will brag to his buddies about his totally cool grandpa who could make “anything”!!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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hunter71

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#11 posted 06-06-2014 10:48 AM

Lots of creative play time here.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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hunter71

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#12 posted 06-06-2014 10:50 AM

I took a better look at the design and see these look tougher than the “play with” toys I build. I just might try some too.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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crowie

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#13 posted 07-04-2014 10:43 AM

The wood magazine construction series are top toys and sir, you’ve made a fine one here…well done.

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

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