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Project by johnstoneb posted 54 days ago 712 views 2 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 54 days ago

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 54 days ago

nice work. always looking for ideas for my grandson

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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robscastle

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#3 posted 53 days ago

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 53 days ago

I just bought commercially available wheels.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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weekendwoodwarrior

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#5 posted 53 days ago

Very cool!

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

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mcoyfrog

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#6 posted 53 days ago

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 53 days ago

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 53 days ago

Wonderful piece and great job

-- Norman

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Rick M.

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#9 posted 52 days ago

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.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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exelectrician

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#10 posted 52 days ago

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 51 days ago

Lots of creative play time here.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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hunter71

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#12 posted 51 days ago

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 23 days ago

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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