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One of my favorite toys

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Project by TopamaxSurvivor posted 05-24-2010 02:55 AM 2651 views 12 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A dozer like this was one of my favorite toys when I was a kid. An older cousin made it. It is nothing more than a scrap of 2×4 and a little bit of scrap 1x plus a few nails. A kid can make miles of dirt road or piles of dirt a mile high with one of these in a day ;-)

The blade pivots to raise it up. See pic #3.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-24-2010 03:28 AM

I dig it . cool Bob

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#2 posted 05-24-2010 04:20 AM

A cool toy. I’m glad that you had many happy miles behind the controls.

-- 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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#3 posted 05-24-2010 04:44 AM

If I had one of these to Build Roads in the Sand Pile where I played with my DINKY TOYS when I was a Kid I would of been VERY Happy!!

Nice Dozer!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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patron

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#4 posted 05-24-2010 04:49 AM

this is the nicest toy
iv’e seen in ages .

wish i had had one then .

maybe it’s not to late .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 05-24-2010 04:50 AM

Looks like some of my projects i used to build when i was a kid.

-- wchips

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Dez

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#6 posted 05-24-2010 06:24 AM

I had several pieces like this, Dad was a logger and I had two older brothers that enjoyed making stuff.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#7 posted 05-24-2010 09:27 AM

From a kid like me, It’s better than any Tonka toy I had 45 years ago;)))

-- $tudie

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#8 posted 05-24-2010 09:33 AM

WE had some Tonka trucks, but there was something about the dozer I loved:-0 Maybe if I’d had a Tonka dozer it would have been better, never know now :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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studie

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#9 posted 05-24-2010 09:47 AM

I’m fortunate to still have some Matchbox & Hotwheels cars toys from my youth about a year ago but the dozers & big trucks were my favorites. They also survived without customizing or painting too.

-- $tudie

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#10 posted 05-24-2010 04:16 PM

A child’s imagination can turn a simple toy like that into a lot of fun. I think it is very imaginative and a good facimile of the real thing. Great job on that Bob.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 05-25-2010 02:05 AM

THAT is a kid’s toy. One they won’t break in a few days. I used to build toys for my kids, and simple was always better.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#12 posted 08-09-2010 10:14 PM

Really cool, now I have a new project with the kids.
Thank you,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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swirt

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#13 posted 08-09-2010 10:50 PM

Glad this one re-surfaced. Something I can knock off with my son in a single workshop session. He’ll love it.

Hope you don’t mind if I reproduce it ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 08-10-2010 08:28 AM

Resurfaced?? Did some one post it before?

I made some better ones for my grandsons. I used dowels for the smoke stack and air cleaner so they would be so destructinve on furniture. The 4 yr old has his days :-)) Glad I’m g-pa now :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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swirt

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#15 posted 08-10-2010 04:13 PM

No, I just missed it 77 days ago when you first posted it. Luckily Mafe posted his comment yesterday so it “resurfaced” on the pulse. LJ’s is so active that it is too easy to miss something if you miss a day, or even half a day.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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