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Project by hunter71 posted 81 days ago 1078 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been all tied up with my carving and had not even worked on a piece of equipment in so long. Then fellow L/J, johnstoneb posted a neat little backhoe and I just had to make one. A bit of a modification from his design but I feel it will be a tough little guy that will do a good life’s work in any sandbox. I scaled it to my “play with” dump truck so they will all fit together somewhat. Thanks for the inspiration to make this.
I have had a few emails from others that I might switch over to carving, no way, just a new past time and challenge, I will still make trucks, tractors and wagons. One idea I have on the radar might be a Funeral Wagon that is hand carved. Best of both trades?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 81 days ago

Very cool Doug… Love the eyes…Some little bloke is going to have hours of fun with him…Top Job Mate….

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

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#2 posted 81 days ago

So funny project!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 81 days ago

Very cool toy! Nicely done as always.

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

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#4 posted 81 days ago

Very nice looking loader.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 81 days ago

Nice job. Really like the eyes. I like the brackets at the buckets a lot more glue surface than the one I made.
My daughter has sent several videos of my grandson playing in the sand with it and it is holding up very well to a 3 year old.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 81 days ago

Looks niece Doug.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#7 posted 81 days ago

Neat toy!

-- just rjR

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#8 posted 81 days ago

I like to hold it and play with myself.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#9 posted 81 days ago

great job hunter.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#10 posted 81 days ago

those are awesome!! great job.

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#11 posted 80 days ago

Nice work

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#12 posted 80 days ago

Very neat. ANY kid would love to have this to play in the sand with!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#13 posted 80 days ago

BRAVO !!! Wouldn’t be half as much fun without the eyes. Great attention to detail.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#14 posted 80 days ago

Great job, Backhoe, Dump Truck, now you need Bulldozer, 360 Excavator, Scraper, small Crane and a couple more trucks and you son can invite some friends over to do a real project in that sand box, can’t forget the sand box, how is he going to get the building pad done. LOL

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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#15 posted 79 days ago

Your projects are so cool hunter. Very awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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