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Road Grader from Gatto's plans

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Project by Pjonesy posted 04-02-2017 03:38 AM 3837 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The grader has taken a while but I have had quite a few interruptions during the build.
It is a fabulous model and Mr Gatto needs to be applauded for his plans and design.
It is probably more suited to the experienced model maker as it is quite complex and I would like to acknowledge
Little Black Duck for supplying some sketch up drawings which were of great help in seeing how it all goes together.
Thank you LBD
Most of the timber used is American Cherry with some local Kauri and dark Walnut.
Once again I have ebonized the tyers and the whole project has a cote of Tung oil.

-- Peter New Zealand





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#1 posted 04-02-2017 04:29 AM

Marvelous work.

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#2 posted 04-02-2017 05:19 AM

You people and your models. WOW. What talent for sure. Superb craftsmanship. Thanks for showing us.

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

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#3 posted 04-02-2017 06:29 AM

What a nice model Peter. Took some time but it is worth it. I like the details and also the wood choice. It is always nice to have that handsome LBD around who is drawing for every one. There is a lot to do for me the comming time but maybe there will be time I willl build this great grader.

BTW Al lot of wood there in the background.

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#4 posted 04-02-2017 06:37 AM

Excellent, one of the best, really well done, compliments!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#5 posted 04-02-2017 06:56 AM

The detailing is magnificent Peter…beautiful craftsmanship sir…

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

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#6 posted 04-02-2017 08:07 AM

That is one impressive model Pj. I remember the detail in the SU model so I can totally appreciate the effort doing it in wood. Nice mix of timber contrast.

I’m always impressed with the darkness of your ebonizing. Even when I use a cuppa tea mine still finishes up a khaki grey. Maybe I should use that extra sour Kiwi Vinegar.

PS. Glad you could make use of the SU model.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 04-02-2017 10:31 AM

supberb, awesome, outstanding
I could go on and on and still not find the right compliment for such a fine specimen of craftsmanship

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 04-02-2017 11:53 AM

Peter, this is such a beautiful model and is loaded with fine details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 04-02-2017 12:15 PM

fantastic detail.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#10 posted 04-02-2017 12:24 PM

Beautiful model. Well done.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#11 posted 04-02-2017 12:39 PM

Great looking grader.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 04-02-2017 12:48 PM

Super nice Project as are all your builds but I get the feeling you went the extra mile on the details for this one.
Many times the dark walnut is so dark it hides the details but here the two woods really work great together.
So Nice!!!

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#13 posted 04-02-2017 01:59 PM

In general I think a grader is one of the more difficult models to build, but this one goes far beyond that. Amazing job and model. The finest of the finest.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 04-02-2017 02:58 PM

Peter what a display of fantastic craftsmanship I am very impressed with your grader way to go ,
You sir are an Artist.
if you were coming to my house I would hide my work.
Dee1

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#15 posted 04-02-2017 08:04 PM

Awesome detail! Love it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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