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Project by bushmaster posted 04-07-2016 04:17 AM 965 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I had made a model of a skidder that I had bought, my grand son was coming for a visit and I needed some kid proof toys, so I quickly made this set. Solid wood and heavier pins etc. Screws for reinforcement. The first one I made can be found at and a video of son and grandson skidding birch logs at I hope I got this link right, Mark Wilson gave me the information to do it. This is the first utube video that I have done, Hope it works, as I have some wood lathe demonstration videos that I want to post for may next project.
One thing to note on the skidder is the winch. by putting the axel of center so once the cable is wond it it will not unwind, you do not need a locking mechanism. Simple for kids, wish I would have don that on the crane I made for Owen.

My son took Owen with him to bring a couple of logs in, He was so exited he wanted more, We thought he would not like the noise but didn’t want to get off. I made the toy for him to take home so it would bring back the memory, he loves the toys now.

The grand daughter checking the tires out

They all had a great time, and I appreciated there short visit, to bad they live 750 miles away…

I hope you enjoyed the extra pictures and information, comments are very much appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 04-07-2016 04:51 AM

Awesome looking family and no doubt happy kids and thanks for sharing. No doubt, happy kids and an extra smile for granddad for the excellent work on the new toys. Paid in full.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#2 posted 04-07-2016 05:41 AM

Wonderful, Brian. And great job on the video.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 04-07-2016 05:56 AM

Those kids are realy lucky, they have some high quality toys. Beautiful set.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-07-2016 08:24 AM

Turned out Great. Love them.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 04-07-2016 10:51 AM

Very nice. Toys and kid.

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

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#6 posted 04-07-2016 12:24 PM

Lots of creative play time here man. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 04-07-2016 02:10 PM

Simple, heavy duty, and cute all the right parts for a great child’s wooden toy.

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

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#8 posted 04-07-2016 04:22 PM

Looks like that boy is a happy camper! Great looking toy. Great looking family.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 04-07-2016 08:13 PM

You can be proud of your family and the toys.

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#10 posted 04-07-2016 08:20 PM

Brian, those are great toys.

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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#11 posted 04-08-2016 12:58 AM

Beautiful work Brian. The Hazeltons and the Kispiox agree with you. Thanks for sharing your family with us.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#12 posted 04-08-2016 01:18 AM

Nice looking toys Brian. It’s great that you can skid your logs right to your door. No snow here this year.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#13 posted 04-08-2016 01:52 AM

How wonderful. Great story and nice toys.

-- Harold

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#14 posted 04-08-2016 02:10 AM

What a great bunch of toys. I would enjoy playing with them too. Thanks for sharing. What a wonderful family.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#15 posted 04-08-2016 07:31 AM

G’Day Brian, I somehow missed this one, apologies sir..

What a top set of toys the little bloke scored from his grandfather and it looks like he very much enjoyed sharing the BIG BOYS TOYS, the Real McCoy..

Very glad you had some top family time with your son and his family; I too would also very much appreciate that sort of family visit from such a distance…

Who was the blondie with specs who photo bombed your son & grandson’s photo on the skidder???

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

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