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Project by Jason1974 posted 09-01-2018 05:55 PM 1100 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.





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GR8HUNTER

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#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

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Jason1974

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

Thanks GR8HUNTER!!!

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

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Dutchy

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#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/

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Redoak49

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

Fantastic job…i love the details

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Jason1974

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#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.

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recycle1943

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#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

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#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

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#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

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Jason1974

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#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.

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

AWsome beautiful craftsmanship.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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GR8HUNTER

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#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

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Jason1974

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#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.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#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

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GR8HUNTER

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

remember #4 had a pinky :<))

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

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majuvla

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

Just perfect!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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