|Project by hunter71||posted 09-05-2009 12:37 PM||7527 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
Like most of my trucks and tractors this is made from red cedar. I have a friend that owns a saw mill close by and he keeps me in plenty of knot free red cedar. A bit of white showing is good I think, but not too much. This is an exact replica of my restored 1941 9N. I drove it up to the shop and took all the measurements as I went along. Complete down to the drain plugs. Tires were keeping me from recreating my old tractors. There are some out there that make them on a CNC machine, but that’s out of the question for me. So, I made a machine to make the tires. Simple, but it gets the groves in the cedar, then I hand sand them to a smooth finish. I use the best glues I can find and to date have never had any seperation problems. These are [shelf toys] meaning I make them so they will not roll. When they are built they can, but a drop of CA glue keeps them still.This project was about 50-60 hours. Enjoy, Doug
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