Wooden Model Grader

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Project by SalvagedWoodworks posted 11-12-2015 08:13 PM 995 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Similar to the model excavator in another project i first started by cutting out and making sure all of the parts were made before starting the assembly process.

I didn’t have wheels big enough to just put them on the grader so i used 4×4 cedar post and my lathe to make a set of wheels for this grader.

A quick snap shot during the assembly process

today I even tried my had at making a set of tire chains for the grader

Thank you for taking the time to check out this fun project.
Time from start to completed was roughly one full day 8 hrs.

-- In it for the Outcome, Not the Income

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#1 posted 11-12-2015 08:49 PM

Another nice model/toy, like you I find the lathe a very much well used bit of kit along with the bandsaw for this type of work

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#2 posted 11-12-2015 08:51 PM

diggerdelaney thank you so much

and yes the lathe and bandsaws come in very handy

-- In it for the Outcome, Not the Income

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#3 posted 11-12-2015 08:52 PM

Nice model. Do I see a little Toys and Joys influence?


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#4 posted 11-12-2015 08:54 PM

Nice wooden toy! I always love to see them in any size and shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-12-2015 09:22 PM

Wow really nice project.
well done I need to add. LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#6 posted 11-12-2015 11:20 PM

Enjoyed the pictures of both models. Very nice job. I just finished two toys that I will post soon.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 11-13-2015 03:16 PM

Great looking grader, looks like it will be a joy for the child who gets to play with it!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#8 posted 11-13-2015 06:36 PM

Nicely done.

-- Julian

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#9 posted 11-13-2015 06:41 PM

It’s a wonderful miniature grader. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 12-06-2016 03:34 AM

Having made a my design grader a decade or so ago; I can appreciate the fantastic job you did on this one.

Great looking and still a playable toy!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#11 posted 12-06-2016 03:40 AM

Thank you for the kind words regarding the grader build it was fantastic plans that made it easy

Thank you again

-- In it for the Outcome, Not the Income

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