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Project by hunter71 posted 06-09-2014 10:34 AM 1306 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 06-09-2014 11:43 AM

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 06-09-2014 12:12 PM

So funny project!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 12:30 PM

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 06-09-2014 12:46 PM

Very nice looking loader.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 12:57 PM

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 06-09-2014 01:50 PM

Looks niece Doug.

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

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#7 posted 06-09-2014 04:06 PM

Neat toy!

-- just rjR

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#8 posted 06-09-2014 05:26 PM

I like to hold it and play with myself.

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

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#9 posted 06-09-2014 05:34 PM

great job hunter.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#10 posted 06-09-2014 07:32 PM

those are awesome!! great job.

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#11 posted 06-09-2014 09:50 PM

Nice work

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#12 posted 06-09-2014 10:53 PM

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

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#13 posted 06-10-2014 03:13 AM

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 06-10-2014 05:43 AM

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 06-11-2014 01:41 PM

Your projects are so cool hunter. Very awesome.

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

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