2x4 Tractors

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Project by rooster posted 09-10-2010 01:24 PM 1780 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to TopamaxSurvivor for the original post

Each Labor Day, we do a large pig pickin in a log cabin community in the NC mountains. Every year the kids get a little bored/antsy whilst us fellas babysit the cookers. So I borrowed TopamaxSurvivor’s design and made a few tractors. I took the un-assembled pieces, glue, paint, and screws and the kiddies had a blast. They did all of the painting and glueing, and I helped them tighten the screws. They pushed several tons of dirt before the paint dried.

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#1 posted 09-10-2010 01:31 PM

Great idea!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 09-10-2010 02:51 PM

Fantastic idea.I’ll bet you were driving one as well when they started pushing the dirt. (I know I do)

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 09-10-2010 04:49 PM

I love it, and I have sonother thing to keep the kiddos busy in the neighborhood. I hopw you don’t mind if I copy them for the kiddos.

Great idea, and very satisfying I am sure.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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#4 posted 09-10-2010 06:44 PM

These are fantastic, and they did a great job on the painting! How wonderful :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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#5 posted 09-10-2010 07:52 PM

Nice job. They are always a hit with kids. Thanks for the plug, but credit has to go to my cousin Bud about 60 years ago for the original model:-))

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

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#6 posted 09-11-2010 07:41 PM

Wonderful idea!! They came out great too.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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