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Project by coloradobob posted 11-27-2008 08:59 PM 4654 views 15 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All of these wooden replicas are built from Toys and Joys plans or Gatto plans.
The grader is about 28” all parts work made out of maple, cherry and assorted exotic woods gatto plan.
The Mack truck is 18” detailed engine and running gear made from oak, maple and cherry and some details out of exotics gatto plan.
Bull dozar is 20” tracks move and are out of walnut all parts move body is out of oak and cherry Toys and Joys plan.

-- coloradobob





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 11-27-2008 09:23 PM

cool looking toys, my grandson would go nuts. He’d have them wrecked in 3 minutes though. lol

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dominic Vanacora

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#2 posted 11-27-2008 10:35 PM

You know, I do woodworking because 1. I have the time and 2. I enjoy it 3. I like giving away the things I make since I don’t need 10 cutting boards and want everyone to be different. But you must have a life time of hours getting one of the unbelievaible works of art together. I can’t comprehend the time you must take to make something like this. And of course you can never give it away. Nice work I seen a few and they are all works of art….

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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romansfivefive

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#3 posted 11-27-2008 11:27 PM

simply stunning work. congratulations

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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SCOTSMAN

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#4 posted 11-27-2008 11:31 PM

where would I get these plans? they look great in actual fact the guy who sells the plans has models which dont look anything as nice as yours so he would do well to get you to make him some to advertise with.If I saw his plans I wouldn’t buy them looking at yours they are much better.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Max

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#5 posted 11-28-2008 02:04 AM

They are all very nice. How many hours on average did it take you to make each of them?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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mreza

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#6 posted 11-28-2008 03:35 AM

very cool projects! Nice!
thanks for sharing them.

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Larry

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#7 posted 11-28-2008 05:22 AM

Very good job – I had to look twice at that first one – it looks full size until you realize its on a patio table.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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coloradobob

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#8 posted 11-28-2008 07:27 AM

Hi all and thanks for all the kind words. The plans I use you can get them at www.toysandjoys.com or www.gattoplans also www.cherrytreetoys.com. The grader was the biggest challange it took about 100 hours total the other 2 took between 40 to 50 hours total time. I will be posting some other ones that I built soon. thanks again coloradobob

-- coloradobob

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#9 posted 11-28-2008 10:13 AM

Absolutely Incredible Craftsmanship !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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toyguy

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#10 posted 11-28-2008 01:44 PM

As always Bob…nice job on your toys. I really like the Mach truck. The gatto plan sure gets into more detail for the big rigs. I have never built any of the gatto plans. I do own a couple but they seem just a bit of a challenge to us not so good toy builders. I do believe the T&J plans are a bit easier. Keep up the posts, and the good work on your toys.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 11-28-2008 03:55 PM

Sweet!!! Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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christopheralan

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#12 posted 11-28-2008 04:15 PM

Holy cow! I thought those were real, and I couldn’t figure why they were posted! Awosome job!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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dustygirl

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#13 posted 11-28-2008 04:47 PM

Really nice job Bob.Love those toys.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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savannah505

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#14 posted 11-29-2008 01:31 AM

I agree with those who mistook those for the real thing in the smaller picture, I thought it was a 1/2 scale for your son to play in. I am very impressed, incredible detail and workmanship.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Bureaucrat

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#15 posted 11-29-2008 04:46 AM

Thanks for posting these. I have to say that I am jealous of both your skill and patience. Nice work.

-- Gary

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