|Project by bushmaster||posted 04-07-2016 04:17 AM||1100 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
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 http://lumberjocks.com/projects/227626 and a video of son and grandson skidding birch logs at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR3_rOmmTeo 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. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/199370
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