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Project by htl posted 12-10-2015 07:08 AM 1454 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up my latest toy, it was a lot of fun to build.
Here’s the blog post for the build pictures.
http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/72378
The plans I used were from the Woodstore.net which were designed to be tough for kids use but I add some of the ideas from the Toys and Joys sight to dress it up a little.
I didn’t notice it when I ordered the plans but it has a lever that helps to lock the blade in the up position.
I was planing to add a way to clamp it up but no need, COOL!!!
Since I added the hydraulics I was able to make the push blade swing from front to back.
This was a really fun build, and whats cool when I ordered the bull dozer I got a black Monday deal two plans for price of one so I’ll be starting the excavator in the near future. YAAAA!!!!

I’ve done a search for others that have made one to get ideas for extra parts to add on my next build and my goodness there are some really out standing builder of toys on this sight.
My hats off to all of you for your fine work.

So here are a few more pictures of my toy.

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





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crowie

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#1 posted 12-10-2015 07:40 AM

Now that is an excellently built Bull Dozer with a stack of personalization…..BEAUTIFUL work Brain...

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

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VAnative

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#2 posted 12-10-2015 08:24 AM

fantastic dozer

-- Don't be upset by the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do.

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#3 posted 12-10-2015 09:01 AM

Different types of woods point out details even more. Beautiful bulldozer.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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crowie

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#4 posted 12-10-2015 09:25 AM

Every time I look at your dozer Brian, I see something special you’ve done...

Let me list what I’ve seen thus far:
The working ram on the blade..
The tilt ram on the blade…
The cabin is open…
There is a drivers seat & control panel in the cabin…
The radiator is bigger & more detailed…
Underneath the cabin at the rear are louvers…

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

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#5 posted 12-10-2015 12:02 PM

Very nice htl. I also watched your blog entries and I like it.

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

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#6 posted 12-10-2015 12:22 PM

Very nice ….love the cylinder detail

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#7 posted 12-10-2015 01:50 PM

That is great looking and operating. Your changes are spot on.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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htl

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#8 posted 12-10-2015 02:44 PM

Thanks All this was as I said a very fun build.
Many build for a grand child and that’s wonderful but for me it’s the build and always has been.
I used to have a small shop and would build cabinets for Applebee and the like but between builds or when I needed a brake I would build toys way simpler than these.
I had and still have the Norm Marshall book The Great All-American Wooden Toy Book and also Eduardo Fausti’s book Making Dinosaur Toys In Wood.
These gave me many hours of joy building wood toys over the last 30 years.
And thanks for looking and building these great toys for us to look up to with great joy.

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

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#9 posted 12-10-2015 04:10 PM

Very nice, I like the robust design! looks really good.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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htl

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#10 posted 12-10-2015 04:25 PM

jim65 Thanks
The Woodstore plans are for one heavy duty for kids wood play toy so it needs to be strong but I adjusted the plans to make it more looks friendly. lol

Here’s one to me is just out standing in a room of out standing toys.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42884

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

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#11 posted 12-10-2015 05:20 PM

This is awesome! I work for Caterpillar and immediately recognize the “high drive” because that is a Caterpillar exclusive design. I’ve made a dump truck for my son and a dozer like this is on my list!

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#12 posted 12-10-2015 05:29 PM

Tis is a beautiful miniature and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#13 posted 12-10-2015 07:52 PM

Over the top beautiful! Love it! As a kid all I wanted to do was play in a pile of dirt with my Tonka Dszer and dump truck. Nice detail!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#14 posted 12-10-2015 09:00 PM

I like it.
I built the Crane a couple of Christmas’s ago.
I have been itching to build another one of their toys. I may have to give this one a try.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Chem, Central California

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htl

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#15 posted 12-10-2015 10:53 PM

I just had a look at the picture of the bottom.
I didn’t realize it had a belly button. lol

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

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