LumberJocks

Excavator Wooden Model

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jason1974 posted 09-01-2018 05:55 PM 878 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well after a month of building this excavator I am finally finished with the skin of my knuckles still on the disc sander. The body is mostly pine and the tracks are made from walnut and oak. Then I air brushed it with boiled linseed oil. I also made some extra modifications by adding thin black wire to make up the hydraulic lines.

Thanks Dutchy!

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.





15 comments so far

View GR8HUNTER's profile

GR8HUNTER

4926 posts in 888 days


#1 posted 09-01-2018 06:06 PM

simply a beautiful excavator … I love the Hydraulic lines …. GREAT JOB :<))

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

View Jason1974's profile

Jason1974

102 posts in 498 days


#2 posted 09-01-2018 06:07 PM

Thanks GR8HUNTER!!!

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

View Dutchy's profile

Dutchy

3126 posts in 2344 days


#3 posted 09-01-2018 08:01 PM

BEAUTIFUL Jason. A pleasure for the eyes. Hydraulic lines are great, like the rest.

Thanks for posting. Did you like the plan?

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

View Redoak49's profile

Redoak49

3602 posts in 2164 days


#4 posted 09-01-2018 08:52 PM

Fantastic job…i love the details

View Jason1974's profile

Jason1974

102 posts in 498 days


#5 posted 09-01-2018 09:49 PM

Dutchy,

Yes, I did like the plans. They were easy to understand. When I build it again I will use hard woods for the body next time.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

View recycle1943's profile

recycle1943

2439 posts in 1798 days


#6 posted 09-01-2018 10:08 PM

nice excavater – great touch on the hydraulic lines

-- 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

View Dee1's profile

Dee1

301 posts in 2065 days


#7 posted 09-01-2018 11:28 PM

Very nice indeed great job I like that you have a breaker to go with the bucket
Good job
Dee1

View LittleBlackDuck's profile

LittleBlackDuck

2050 posts in 996 days


#8 posted 09-02-2018 11:04 AM

Beaut job J’1974... Loved your enhancement… yet you fibbed.. I saw RED wire… making it thin did not hide it!

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

View Jason1974's profile

Jason1974

102 posts in 498 days


#9 posted 09-02-2018 11:08 AM

I ran out of black wire, The next time I run to the hardware store I will be getting more black wire and replacing the red wire. I used what I had on hand.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

View bushmaster's profile

bushmaster

3276 posts in 2458 days


#10 posted 09-02-2018 11:55 AM

AWsome beautiful craftsmanship.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

View GR8HUNTER's profile

GR8HUNTER

4926 posts in 888 days


#11 posted 09-02-2018 01:24 PM


I ran out of black wire, The next time I run to the hardware store I will be getting more black wire and replacing the red wire. I used what I had on hand.

- Jason1974


I kind of liked the Red on the tool side :<)) if it was me I would leave it alone :<))))

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

View Jason1974's profile

Jason1974

102 posts in 498 days


#12 posted 09-02-2018 01:44 PM


I ran out of black wire, The next time I run to the hardware store I will be getting more black wire and replacing the red wire. I used what I had on hand.

- Jason1974

I kind of liked the Red on the tool side :<)) if it was me I would leave it alone :<))))

- GR8HUNTER

- GR8HUNTER

I probably will leave it alone since I super glued the wires in. lol

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

View LittleBlackDuck's profile

LittleBlackDuck

2050 posts in 996 days


#13 posted 09-02-2018 10:11 PM


I probably will leave it alone since I super glued the wires in. lol
- Jason1974
J’1974, You should have use 2 year old CA… has NO holding power due to limited shelf life.

I like fuchsia… missus says it brings out the feminine side of me… however, as those butch retailers don’t make fuchsia wires, red will just have to do… unless you have a small paint brush (fuschia in colour of course) to paint it a dark black!

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

View GR8HUNTER's profile

GR8HUNTER

4926 posts in 888 days


#14 posted 09-02-2018 11:55 PM

remember #4 had a pinky :<))

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

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

13234 posts in 3043 days


#15 posted 09-03-2018 08:59 AM

Just perfect!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com