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Project by htl posted 03-02-2016 02:50 PM 1101 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the Toys And Joys Well Drilling Rig.
I still need to build a truck for it to ride on but there’s some great how tos around here to help me out, Thanks Dutchy for one of the latest ones.
This build is a little different then most there’s no wheels or tracks to build but tons of odd shapes.
air tanks
fans
really long hydraulics 10”
oil tanks
pumps with big mufflers
more hydraulics
and lots of cable work



Do you see that cable going throw the hinge.
I didn’t see it on the plans and it’s not really shown till you start running cable then it hits you that stupid cable goes throw the hing peg!!!!!. Can you guess how much fun it was to fix it, with out buggering it up!!! Happy thoughts, Happy thoughts!!!!!

Here’s my blog on the build.
http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/78586

Here’s all the construction pictures in a great story board format.

http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/heretolearn7/Well%20Drilling%20Rig/story

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





15 comments so far

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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 03-02-2016 03:09 PM

That came out great. Now just need the truck to mount it on.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Northwest29

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#2 posted 03-02-2016 04:41 PM

Pretty darn impressive build. I’m surprised to see how far it extended. Looking forward to seeing it on a truck.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 03-02-2016 06:00 PM

Bravo for this. Looks realy complicated and sofisticated to make.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-02-2016 06:32 PM

Wow! This is a very nice miniature and you did a fine job on it.

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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htl

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#5 posted 03-02-2016 06:49 PM

Thanks guys it was just that something different to build.
With the feet on it, it can stand on it’d own but I really want to put it on a truck.
Hey I can’t lie I just want to build a truck. lol

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

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Grumpymike

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#6 posted 03-02-2016 10:55 PM

How unique … I don’t believe that I’ve ever seen another miniature drill rig.
Fine job indeed.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#7 posted 03-03-2016 01:53 AM

Very Nice good Job
Cant wait to see it on your truck.
Dee

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#8 posted 03-03-2016 05:44 AM

Looking good man. Can’t wait for the truck.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Tony Strupulis

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#9 posted 03-03-2016 01:34 PM

Good job!

None of the “real” drill rigs I’ve seen are on a truck. You could build a vac truck to haul cuttings away…

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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htl

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#10 posted 03-03-2016 01:47 PM

Tony this ain’t no real truck. lol
The plans are set up for the rig to use hydraulics to raise it high enough for a truck to back under it and move it around.
In my pictures I didn’t have the feet or ground plates showing, guess I should have.
PS The real reason I bought the plans was they were on sale and I thought the truck plans came with it,
but that’s ok I hardly ever follow the plans very closely any way.
There’s so many great how to’s on here I think I’m for go the plans and wing it for my truck.

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

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jim65

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#11 posted 03-03-2016 07:02 PM

Bravo, very well done, it looks great. I liked the photoblog also, great pictures, thanks for sharing! The drilled hole in the wood clamp to drill the round parts is a great idea! good luck with the truck!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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htl

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#12 posted 03-03-2016 10:15 PM

Thanks ,
hunter71
tony
jimDee1
and grumpy
For your kind words.

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

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htl

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#13 posted 03-03-2016 10:19 PM

O! and jim love your boats and your carving ain’t bad either. wow

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

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#14 posted 03-04-2016 05:05 PM

Thats awesome! I’ve drilled wells a decade now and my son would love one of them, he is always asking what I do for work and how drilling works!

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htl

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#15 posted 03-05-2016 03:50 AM

Dannorocks After building this I have the same questions.
I had fun trying to figure out how all the parts worked together to get the job done.

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

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