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Project by diggerdelaney posted 05-24-2017 04:13 PM 1063 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Except for my lay up through health problems you may have noticed the lack of projects from me well this is what I have been working on.

This has been built for a woodworking magazine article.

This took longer than expected due to the health problems, but I was not going to give in. I had a rough count and I think there are 9 or 10 different woods in the build. I did not want to use any stains or paints that is why I use as many different coloured woods where I can.

Don’t ask how long it took as I don’t keep a record of that side of things. I enjoyed the build and just have to say the glue on the wheels has not even dried when I took the photo’s. I hope I have managed to get as much in as possible with the photo’s.

The only things that I did not make are the wheels which are brought ones I modified and the mesh. I turned all of the doweling.

It measures 15 3/4” long X 5 1/2” wide X 7 3/4” to the top of the stacks

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/





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BrentH

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#1 posted 05-24-2017 04:15 PM

Wow! That is amazing. I clicked through expecting to see a bowl or wood turning project, and was blown away. Btw, hope you are feeling better!

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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PaulDoug

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#2 posted 05-24-2017 05:38 PM

Awesome build.

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

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 05-24-2017 05:43 PM

This is a wonderful model tractor and it displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Mean_Dean

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#4 posted 05-24-2017 06:06 PM

That’s a great looking tractor rig! I love all the different wood species you used instead of trying to dye everything to the right color—looks much better that way!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 05-24-2017 07:44 PM

Gorgeous!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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crowie

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#6 posted 05-24-2017 09:22 PM

Now that almost looks real with all the extra details…..Magnificent, beautiful work Derek.

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

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htl

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#7 posted 05-24-2017 10:09 PM

Nicely done!!!
And your camera work is so nice too!

-- 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 05-24-2017 11:18 PM

Hope your feeling better. Great build. What did you use for diamond plate?

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 05-24-2017 11:19 PM

Nice job digger’.

Hate to see what “damage” you could do if you weren’t ill.

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

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diggerdelaney

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#10 posted 05-24-2017 11:30 PM

Thank you all.


Hope your feeling better. Great build. What did you use for diamond plate?

- bruce317

The plate comes from a car body repair kit and is used as a backer for filler where there is a hole. Not even sure if it is still available as I save this kind of thing for just an occasion like this.

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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woodworm

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#11 posted 05-25-2017 05:03 AM

Wow!!...excellent craftsmanship.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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hookfoot

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#12 posted 05-26-2017 12:10 AM

Beautiful. Hang in there.

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GoodwithWood

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#13 posted 05-26-2017 05:47 AM

Dude that is way cool! I sent this photo to my father who is a diesel/hydraulic mechanic with a passion for big trucks. He told me that this model is a Mack Superliner, Is he right??
Anyhow I can see the massive amount of work you would have had to put into building this, great work and good health too you. Dave

-- "what a ya mean I don't believe in god, I talk to him every day.” Dave Mustiane.

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diggerdelaney

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#14 posted 05-26-2017 09:32 AM


Dude that is way cool! I sent this photo to my father who is a diesel/hydraulic mechanic with a passion for big trucks. He told me that this model is a Mack Superliner, Is he right?? Anyhow I can see the massive amount of work you would have had to put into building this, great work and good health too you. Dave

- GoodwithWood

Yes he is right that is what it is

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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majuvla

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#15 posted 05-26-2017 06:12 PM

Wow! I admire your skill and patience for such detailed work. Just outstanding truck.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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