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Project by htl posted 08-24-2016 01:07 PM 1403 views 2 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and oak with a natural Danish oil finish.
The tracks are a lot a work and the blade will keep your attention on high till it’s done but a really nice project to build.

Here's the build blog.

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





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majuvla

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#1 posted 08-24-2016 01:22 PM

I bet tracks are the most difficult part of this project. Overal look is great – good work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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bushmaster

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#2 posted 08-24-2016 01:26 PM

very nice, seems like you just started this project, you certainly are in high gear. I have an older model D4.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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SouthavenToyMaker

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#3 posted 08-24-2016 01:44 PM

Looks good, really like the detail spent on the tracks and grill.

-- Sean

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htl

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#4 posted 08-24-2016 01:47 PM

Thanks majuvla
I kinda cheated on this one, the Toys and Joys excavator uses the same tracks so when I built my excavator it says to make extras in case you bugger some up well I made two sets a tracks and have had these tracks sitting in an oatmeal box for over a year and it was time to use them up.
There are jigs you can make to speed up the track build but it’s still at least half of this build in time and effort.
Thanks bushmaster
I’m retired and this is my way to keep busy and stay active.
I don’t have to stop in the middle of a project and go to work or whatever so can keep the flow going on a project and get er done.

Thanks STM I wish the grill was a little wider but that’s what the plans called for and after I got it build was to lazy to make a bigger one. lol

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 08-24-2016 02:03 PM

aahhh …....another piece for your wife to dust ….....LMAO…...... looks very nice …......great details …...the finish just brings it to life …...GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#6 posted 08-24-2016 02:07 PM

GH you got that right the wife’s eye is starting to twitch every time I bring something new out of the shop. LOL

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

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johnstoneb

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#7 posted 08-24-2016 02:18 PM

Great job. Really like the detail on the grille and tracks. Just looked at the undercarriage great.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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PaulDoug

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#8 posted 08-24-2016 02:39 PM

Really a beautiful build.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 08-24-2016 02:50 PM

Beautifully done #4. Love the contrasting timber and the oil really pops it. Incredible what a drop of oil does to the walnut.

Notice you didn’t say ”fun build”. Not surprised… you were robbed of the joy of building the tracks this time!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#10 posted 08-24-2016 03:13 PM

Thanks john and paul!!!
Ducky It was a fun build but nobody believes me. LOL
I really wasn’t robbed because all I had done was the treads were cut to shape but still needed to drill the holes and glue up the treads and sand sand sand..

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

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hunter71

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#11 posted 08-24-2016 03:18 PM

Looks great man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Mean_Dean

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#12 posted 08-24-2016 03:29 PM

Great looking bulldozer! I love all the details you included—and especially those tracks!

I always enjoy your latest projects, and am already looking forward to the next one!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 08-24-2016 05:39 PM


.... and sand sand sand..

- htl

htl, with your speed builds all your sanding, is this going to be your next model?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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bruce317

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#14 posted 08-24-2016 05:52 PM

Bruce,
Like the others have said, love your build.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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crowie

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#15 posted 08-24-2016 10:44 PM

G’Day Bruce, You sure do some beautiful woodwork models…
I love the laminated timber body, it just adds an extra level of detail to a top project…

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

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