Toy Grader

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Project by johnstoneb posted 02-23-2015 02:48 AM 1146 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With this grader I have completed building the entire wood magazine contractor series. I changed this so it had an actual chain case on the rear suspension instead of a half inch space and added a curve to the blade.

My grandson now has a complete fleet. It was in the Idaho Artistry in Wood show and my grandson was visiting. He couln’t get it until after 4:00PM today. All we heard today was is it 4 oclock yet. He now has a full car load to take back to Coeur’d’Alene. These toy have been fun to build and have held up well so far.

I am on sketchup now trying to draw up the plans for a concrete pump. When complete the boom on that will reach approx. 8 ft.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 03:21 AM

Bruce, you have certainly done a very fine job on the Wood Magazine Construction Series for your grandson….
Thank you for the extra phone and info on the bits you’ve modified and upgraded, much appreciated..

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

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 07:45 AM

Complete and very nice.

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

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#3 posted 02-23-2015 08:55 AM

Bruce you sure are having fun aren’t you… A couple weeks ago I finished a circus train for one of our Granddaughters….not as detailed as your toys, but my wife’s painting skills made it look very nice. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 03:29 PM

goggled wood magazine construction toys but can’t find a list and pictures of the plans, great job on the grader

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 02-23-2015 04:15 PM

Bruce, all your toy construction projects are first class.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 02-23-2015 05:56 PM

Another outstanding toy—your grandson should be about ready to open his own construction company.

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

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#7 posted 02-26-2015 02:36 AM

For sure you have one happy grandson, and a very lucky one to have someone take the time to make things for him…...hope weather better in Boise than here in North Fork area.

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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