|Project by ralbuck||posted 10-22-2016 12:04 AM||594 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
A toy that was ordered for a boy named Alder.
This is made without metal from shop scrap wood. Bamboo skewers are used in place of nails etc. I drill a lightly smaller hole than the skewer diameter and then coat with glue and use a wooden mallet to pound them in. When they bottom to the hole, I just let the glue set. Later a wood chisel and then sanding finish it. The bamboo seems to compress slightly then re-expand to make a tight fit.
It is basically made from “no-pattern” just a few years(6 decades+) association with farm equipment.
Wheels are all just hole saw cuts; with center holes enlarged for sturdier axles. Scroll-saw was the primary saw with table and chop saw also being used. Drill press, and a few different sanders to finish out the mistakes.
The rear tractor wheels are 5”. the approximate size of the combination is 32 long about 6” wide and about 7” at the tallest. It is fun to build with no restrictions!
I keep trying to no avail to get someone else to do the painting.
I do know that this will get played with; hopefully by a few dozen or so kids!
-- just rjR