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Project by Woodbear posted 02-13-2010 08:46 AM 6585 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It took me a while to get this done. Mostly because of waiting to be able just to afford the hardware. But finally its finished. the lighter color wood is Mahogany. I am not really sure about the darker wood or the striped wood used in the boom. If anbody knows what it might be or if they think it could be mahongany also would you please let me know. It all came from pallets used to ship sheathing used for making plywood. Came from somewhere that uses good hardwoods for pallets. go figure.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-13-2010 08:51 AM

That’s great a very cool excavator. a wonderful job with super details.r

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TJ65

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#2 posted 02-13-2010 10:36 AM

Hey -I like it.
It looks good enough to play with!!!!!!!!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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#3 posted 02-13-2010 02:02 PM

Got to love little toys, and the construction toys are my favourite. Nice job…...

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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hunter71

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#4 posted 02-13-2010 02:44 PM

Very nice. Pallets can yield some really good hardwoods. Especially from S Americal

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Karson

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#5 posted 02-13-2010 03:57 PM

Great job. Nice looking toy.

The Mason Dixon Woodworkers make toys for children at Christmas. Somewhere around 1300 toys a year.

We give the toys to other charities to distribute.

I’d like a copy of the plans and cutlist if it’s available.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scrounger

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#6 posted 02-13-2010 04:08 PM

Nice job, I like the wood. Did you try the companion crane? Karson these plans are available at Wood magazine.

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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maples

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#7 posted 02-13-2010 04:09 PM

excellant build, I like it, that will be enjoyed for sure,

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#8 posted 02-13-2010 04:19 PM

I just sent away for the hardware for the same kit, a bit high I thought at $25.00, but it’ll be worth it to the grandson I hope. I asked him if he wanted to help, he said “no grandpa, I don’t want to cut off my finger”. Cute kid!!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Woodbear

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#9 posted 02-13-2010 05:31 PM

Karson; Plans for this toy are found in the Better Homes And Gardens Wood Magazine, Issue 194 Nov. 2009. Hardware can be ordered from Meisel Hardware as a kit #3200. Also there is a companion crane in the Sept. 2008, issue # 185.

Scrounger; No I haven’t done the creane yet but I do plan to.

I plan also to make another excavator, but instead of wheels I will put tracks on it. I only made one real change on this one. That is the bucket attachment. the plans call for the sides of the bucket to incororate the fasteners, which leaves to much space between the bucket sides and the stick. I used the bucket sides as the template for smaller cleats to fasten the bucket to the stick. Looks a little more realistic.

Mike; It is a fun build. I believe your grandson woul love it.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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Karson

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#10 posted 02-13-2010 05:52 PM

Well then I must have it somewhere.

Thanks for the info where the plan is to be found.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Woodbear

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#11 posted 02-13-2010 06:15 PM

Karson; If you don’t find it, I would be happy to scan mine and send it to you via e-mail if you’d like. Might take me a bit as I’m still a little on the illiterate side when it comes to computers.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 02-14-2010 01:11 AM

Excellent work Woodbear.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 02-14-2010 01:25 AM

looks great from here
congrats with the build

Dennis

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 02-14-2010 04:40 AM

Great looking toy. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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donjoe

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#15 posted 02-14-2010 06:10 AM

That is one boss toy. Great work.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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