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A toy EXCAVATOR from a pile of scrap parts, Assembled, details, and video

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Project by bushmaster posted 03-09-2017 05:29 AM 3199 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed an excavator that I made using the tracks that I demonstrated in the previous post along with a video. If you haven’t seen those the links are here.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/302986
And the You Tube video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYBCx53g5o&t=2s

It was fun scratch building this project, The first part, constructing the track and base for the excavator was developed as I went along. Just two track assemblies separated by a block of wood. Would of liked to have a track adjustment but was unable to do that. Each side was made to match each track as it is next to impossible to make each track exactly the same length. Made reasonable loose as one need to raise it up slightly for the elevated rollers.

After that I just used the materials that I had and down loaded a picture of one to somewhat follow. Mainly to determine the angle of the boom. Most excavators as far as the digging end are about the same. I will include here a few pictures of things I would like to point out. Attachment of the boom and cylinders and cab.

The ends on the cylinder rams, inserted a piece of flat wood then shape and sand it to fit.

The hinging of the bucket it to make it work properly is easy to make and looks more realistic too. It allows more movement of the bucket for digging scooping and dumping.

All that is needed is two bars and a connecting part

A closeup of the body

!https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/omj7je3.jpg

Assembled, ready to dig for Yukon Gold.

Building an excavator using the method of making tracks like I used here is a reasonable easy project. I have made a You Tube video of assembling this model, Starting with all the pieces laid out on the table, putting it together and explaining design considerations. Its over twenty minutes but if you watch it to the end I demonstrate a MAGIC TRICK that you might find interesting.This is the link..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkDTv-AhY6c

Thanks for looking and comments and suggestions to make it better are appreciated.
Next project will be a lathe project from the land of the midnight sun.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia





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crowie

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#1 posted 03-09-2017 06:27 AM

Very very nicely done Brian…even though you tease with the puzzle pieces the end project is first class…

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

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crowie

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#2 posted 03-09-2017 06:29 AM

Brain, the “Magic Trick” link isn’t working sir??!! **

Building an excavator using the method of making tracks like I used here is a reasonable easy project. I have made a You Tube video of assembling this model, Starting with all the pieces laid out on the table, putting it together and explaining design considerations. Its over twenty minutes but if you watch it to the end I demonstrate a MAGIC TRICK that you might find interesting.This is the link..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkDTv-AhY6c

Thanks for looking and comments and suggestions to make it better are appreciated.
Next project will be a lathe project from the land of the midnight sun.

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

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 03-09-2017 06:36 AM

Brian WOW!

-- just rjR

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#4 posted 03-09-2017 11:46 AM

Great job. The T&J excavator was my first track piece. I hated tracks until yours. Now to just find time to build some.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Dutchy

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#5 posted 03-09-2017 11:54 AM

Looking very good. I also have seen a new assembling technic. Thanks.

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

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#6 posted 03-09-2017 11:59 AM

Very good and a great project post.. I really appreciate those who take the time to show how they did a build.

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 03-09-2017 12:07 PM

Nice try Bub. Piling up all the pre-made pieces and saying you made it from a “pile of scrap” AINT gonna fly!

Great outcome though! Nice job on an awesome excavator.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 03-09-2017 01:07 PM

Very cool! You sure are detailed! :) I love it!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 03-09-2017 01:32 PM

Great work and very educational video presentation.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-09-2017 01:33 PM

Nice model!
Well done and explained as well.

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#11 posted 03-09-2017 01:40 PM

CROWIE, Checked the link for utube video and it works Ok in the northern hemisphere, but maybe you are teasing, as you spelled my name brain. Jumping kangaroo mate have a great day.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Rollie

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#12 posted 03-09-2017 02:21 PM

Brian, Parker could use that to transfer his gold from pan to scale.

Rollie

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#13 posted 03-09-2017 03:55 PM

WOW …very nice excavator …weird having trouble watching video ….. no problems watching first one …GREAT JOB :<))

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

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bushmaster

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#14 posted 03-09-2017 04:12 PM

I checked the video again and there seems to be no problem, so will post the link again here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkDTv-AhY6c

Thanks again for the nice comments.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 03-09-2017 04:13 PM

Thanks for the detailed pictures and video. Those look like fun to make.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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