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Project by 77oliver posted 06-14-2014 02:34 AM 787 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First one i ever built. Giving as a baby shower gift for good friends first child. Picture. Is my son at 21 mo. on tractor.





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#1 posted 06-14-2014 03:25 AM

That is really cool! Did you design it?

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#2 posted 06-14-2014 03:49 AM

Just about everything from clothes to toys for my great-grandson, Wyatt are John Deere green. His daddy has a big ranch with lots of JD rolling stock from tractors to bucket loaders. Wyatt has just turned 1 y/o and really needs a rocker like this. Where did you find plans? How long did it take you to build. The idea is wonderful and workmanship is superb. Great job. I’d really like to give it a try.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#3 posted 06-14-2014 04:34 AM

That’s the way . . . get him hooked on John Deere while he’s just a tyke! Great looking rocker!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 06-14-2014 05:32 AM

Excellent job. Looks like fun.

I do find it a bit odd for someone named Oliver to build a John Deere. :-)

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#5 posted 06-14-2014 05:57 AM

I am a HUGE John Deere fan. I am in total awe over this project. Good job. One lucky kid.

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#6 posted 06-14-2014 07:01 AM

Wish I was a five years old kid!

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#7 posted 06-14-2014 10:57 AM

Hay that’s precious

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#8 posted 06-14-2014 12:51 PM

Great “johnnie popper” toy!

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#9 posted 06-14-2014 02:41 PM

Wow that’s one amazing rocker.

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#10 posted 06-14-2014 02:54 PM

It’s a great project for a child and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 06-15-2014 01:13 AM

Thanks for all the great comments. I figured i have around 50 hrs. in it. I didn’t have any plans just used a pic from someone else from this site.

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#12 posted 06-15-2014 07:06 PM

Thanks Oliver. 50 hours means it will take me a week. Better get started, I guess. Do you have any more pictures of the rocker that might help me? Is it mostly plywood?

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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77oliver

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#13 posted 06-15-2014 07:10 PM

The rocker is all hickory. And the tractor is all pine. I will look up some more pics

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#14 posted 06-15-2014 07:11 PM

Nice design, nicely executed. Had a tour of the John Deere engine works in Iowa in 1981; quite an experience!

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#15 posted 06-17-2014 05:34 AM

One last question…how did you make the wheels and get the decals?

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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