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DUTCHY'S EXCAVATOR

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Project by GR8HUNTER posted 10-02-2018 08:41 PM 804 views 3 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

FINALLY DONE LOL this model was purchased from Dutchy patterns on 5/9/18 so lets say I started it in mid May …. then in mid June I had a lung collapse 2 times LOL was in hospital for 2 weeks and NO SHOP TIME for 2 months after that ….. so now back in shop for 3 days working on excavator my table saw WT motor gave up the ghost would have cost $400.00 to fix the old motor so I picked up a CL G0715P in NJ for $300.00 cost about $100.00 to go get it …. so although it took me a long time it did not …. wood red oak and walnut mostly bucket and hammer some fir blocks I had I lost my hour paper guessing 60 hours ….wanted to give Bruce htl #4 a shout out for the idea of dowels for the seat worked out very nice …. but if your planning on getting this plan it is very easy to follow…… enjoy some more pictures lt;))))

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





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htl

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#1 posted 10-02-2018 08:54 PM

WOW!!!
So! So!! Pretty!!!
I mean that in a manly way, no flowers no Butter Fly’s but a true heavy duty manly tool to get things done.😎
Congratulations on one great build!!!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 10-02-2018 09:00 PM

Holy Smokes Tony! A Collapsed Lung twice! Burned up Motor, No Shop Time for two months $400 out of pocket expenses and you managed to built this beautifully detailed EXCAVATOR!!!! WOW!!! Talk about motivation! I hope you have recovered and have no more lung issues! Love your work Tony!
I must admit as a kid I loved playing in the dirt with my Tonka Toys!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 10-02-2018 09:09 PM

Expensive Excavator. You have made a beautiful excavator and also a smile on my face. I love the wood choices to. Well done Tony, and please send me some pictures for my website.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Redoak49

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#4 posted 10-02-2018 09:10 PM

Absolutely excellent…

I keep seeing these great models and will do one.. I have to complete my Maloof rocker first which is more than half done.

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 10-02-2018 09:22 PM

Very nicely done, Tony! Glad you’re back in the shop.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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mdzehr

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#6 posted 10-02-2018 09:23 PM

Awesome!!! I would love to see that up close and personal. That looks like the real McCoy! Great job Tony
Glad to hear you are back in the saddle.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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crowie

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#7 posted 10-02-2018 09:24 PM

Tony, after a difficult few months, sir you have come out well and truly on top with one beautiful model.
Love the timber mix and detail, Dutchy has done a first class job on the plan!
Well done indeed, be very proud of it.

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

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 10-02-2018 09:34 PM



Holy Smokes Tony! A Collapsed Lung twice! Burned up Motor, No Shop Time for two months $400 out of pocket expenses and you managed to built this beautifully detailed EXCAVATOR!!!! WOW!!! Talk about motivation! I hope you have recovered and have no more lung issues! Love your work Tony!
I must admit as a kid I loved playing in the dirt with my Tonka Toys!

- woodshaver Tony C

Having been through the fun of collapsed lung—over 50 years ago now; I do appreciate how tough it was to even walk.

Jst an absolutley fantastic job on the toy too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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KimAccurso

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#9 posted 10-02-2018 10:53 PM

Oh WOW, that is seriously beautiful and seriously detailed. Awesome work and so glad you are recovered and back in the shop. I didn’t know about the collapsed lung, had to have been miserable but i’m glad you are OK now. And, hope you are happy with your new saw. Again, really incredible work there!!!! :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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oldfartdownunder

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#10 posted 10-02-2018 10:57 PM

A fantastic job there.

-- too many projects, not enough lifetime to finish em.

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lew

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

That is so cool, Tony!

Glad to hear you are recovered and back in the shop!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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hookfoot

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#12 posted 10-02-2018 11:11 PM

A beautiful job. Some days it is hard to keep moving but you made it.

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#13 posted 10-02-2018 11:32 PM

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jeffswildwood

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#14 posted 10-02-2018 11:45 PM

Tony, great job! The detail is really top notch. Glad your doing better to make projects like this.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Rick S.

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#15 posted 10-02-2018 11:46 PM

Great Piece Of Work & Very Well Done!

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