|Project by Lee A. Jesberger||posted 10-20-2008 03:18 AM||3015 views||0 times favorited||56 comments|
About six years ago my son convinced me to HELP him make a model of a back hoe.
Having owned a back hoe I thought it would be fun to do.
I had no idea what I was getting into when I agreed to it.
The plans we used were very well done, and included a number of machines, as well as plans for jigs to make the process a little easier
The buckets work as real machines do. All the hydraulic cylinders move as they do in real machine, which was a very time consuming process of drilling dowels and inserting smaller dowels into the holes.
The amount of hours it took to make this were surprising, and his requests to make other machines fell on deaf ears.
The woods used are maple, wenge, and cherry.
I now strongly recommend Tonka toys!