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Project by htl posted 11-23-2016 05:26 PM 960 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I kept seeing the Bobcat in other builders collections and liked it but really never thought about making one as I was into the bigger projects, just never paid it any attention when at the toys and joys site.
That all change when I was getting ready to build my Lowboy trailer and saw a post where the Bobcat was sitting on the tail end of a lowboy and I just thought that was way cool and so cute, so many months later I came acrossed a hand drawn plan for it and thought I would give it a try.
I wish now I would have bought the plans to get the dimension just so but being a semi scratch build it turned out ok and looks just right on the trailer with his buddy the Bulldozer.
Here's the blog of the build.

He gets lost in the pile a of other models, I need to get them organised.

Here’s the picture I found to build it.

It made with scraps of cherry walnut and oak.
I always get excited when I finish one and can’t wait till the hand rubbed finish dries to take the picture that’s why they always look like they’re so shiny.

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





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 11-23-2016 05:30 PM

Dude! Dont sell yourself short. Yours looks great, and you did it WITHOUT the plans !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 11-23-2016 05:52 PM

It’s realy hard to decide which one of yours tractors,trucks and other maschines is better than another. Great work,again, my compliments to wheels – they look so complex.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-23-2016 06:13 PM

Another great one Bruce.

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

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#4 posted 11-23-2016 06:14 PM

All of them look great. Your getting as big a collection as mine.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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htl

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#5 posted 11-23-2016 06:17 PM

Thanks guys
It was a fun build.
Been looking through my favorites to find where I saw the bobcat sitting on a lowboy up on a shelf, it’s what got me interested in this project?

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

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 11-23-2016 06:51 PM

Having spent quite a few hours on “Bobcats” and having toured the factory too; I fell qualified to make this statement!

GREAT JOB!

-- just rjR

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htl

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#7 posted 11-23-2016 07:01 PM

Hunter I’m trying. LOL
Has your wife kicked you out of the house yet???

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

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bruce317

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#8 posted 11-23-2016 07:12 PM

Bruce, another great one.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#9 posted 11-23-2016 07:31 PM

G’Day Bruce, Sir you a very talented craftsman who builds and creates some magnificent models/toys..
Love the Bobcat with all your personal detailing touches…top job!!

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

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#10 posted 11-23-2016 08:10 PM

Another great project. I’ve enjoyed following all your models. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#11 posted 11-23-2016 10:14 PM

That came out looking damn fine.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#12 posted 11-23-2016 10:34 PM



Hunter I m trying. LOL
Has your wife kicked you out of the house yet???

- htl


HEHEHE YE RIGHT I can put a bed in my shop wouldn’t bother me ….LMAO …....... very nice Bruce and I do agree was a fun little project ….. its just so damn cute ….....Like your wheels and tires …... GREAT JOB

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

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htl

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#13 posted 11-23-2016 10:57 PM

GR8hunter I was wanting to make them wider like yours but with the groove in the wheel but my table saw won’t let me use a dado blade.
And even if it would, Just cant see paying $50 to $90 for a dado blade I won’t hardly ever use.
I’ve got a wobble blade I use on the Shopsmith but try not to use it any more than I have to.

Don’t miss my PM.

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

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Matt

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#14 posted 11-23-2016 11:52 PM

Simply put – Outstanding.

-- My "projects" always look better with beer goggles.

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#15 posted 11-24-2016 02:04 AM

Soooo, NICE!

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

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