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Project by studeag posted 01-04-2017 01:05 PM 3531 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed the Excavator, a very challenging one, the plan miss some infos, there is even some item not drawn, but with experience you can go around.
I use Yellow heart for the body, ebonized oak for the base and various wood for the accent.
The challenge is in the track, they are 3/16” thick and hard to deal with th holes.
Any way the recipient is very happy.





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#1 posted 01-04-2017 01:28 PM

looks great

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 01-04-2017 01:35 PM

awesome got to build one where did the plans come from

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htl

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#3 posted 01-04-2017 02:43 PM

Nicely done!!!
That’s the first I’ve seen of the new designed excavator and it turned out really great!!!
I built the old design but added some changes that kinda give it the newer look.
Those tracks look like they would be interesting to make being so thin.
Here's mine.

I went back and checked out all your other models and they’re all great!!!

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

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#4 posted 01-04-2017 03:14 PM

maybe missing info on purpose so to be able to sell photo gallery for $30.00 anyways….........
a very nice model ..would not have even known you had trouble with it…..love the contrast ….WOW …them are some small tracks …...GREAT JOB :<)

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

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#5 posted 01-04-2017 03:31 PM

The new one! Great to see him here at LJ. Looking very good. Well done and thanks for sharing.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#6 posted 01-04-2017 03:51 PM

I like the new one much better than the old and you did a very nice job
dee

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#7 posted 01-04-2017 03:54 PM



awesome got to build one where did the plans come from

- woodman88


T&J

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htl

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#8 posted 01-04-2017 04:36 PM

woodman88 there’s two different excavators on the Toys and Joys site.
The older one’s tracks may be a little easier to build being that the parts are bigger but the new one sure looks top notch.
I will say and sure others will agree the tracks are 2/3 of this build, and as they suggest build extra track parts you will need them.

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

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 01-04-2017 04:41 PM

This is a wonderful miniature of a large piece of heavy equipment. It’ a great model and done with a lot of nice craftsmanship and has a lot of wonderful details. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 01-04-2017 09:22 PM

Love the detail and finish…the tracks came out beautiful…

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

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#11 posted 01-05-2017 02:39 AM

GREAT!

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#12 posted 01-05-2017 04:23 AM

yes Bruce your right …... my dozer was a fairly easy build …..then the tracks not that they were hard …..just time consuming

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

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htl

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#13 posted 01-05-2017 02:40 PM

Yes Gr8hunter the smaller dozer you built and the older excavator use the same tracks.
The high gear dozer and newer excavator both use different designs.

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

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#14 posted 01-05-2017 06:50 PM

Beautiful work on all details, it realy looks authentic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 01-06-2017 02:18 AM

Nice job and looks great. Just starting to build the old version number 65 right now.

-- Brad, Madison WI, DIYer and Hobbyist

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