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Project by Jason1974 posted 10-26-2018 01:40 PM 681 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another addition to my toys. The tyres are made out of maple and turned on the lathe. The platform was made out of ash which I repurposed from hard wood flooring I got from a buddy. I also midified the rear axles. I thought the original axles were really plain so I incorporated the axles from the WS tractor plans. Gonna have to build a shelf for my toys now. Can’t decide on what to build next. Do I wanna build a train set or the WWII Willy Jeep w/ trailer. Hmmm. What do you guys think?

I already know what LBD is gonna say. “Built them all” LOL.

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





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#1 posted 10-26-2018 02:02 PM

very cool lowboy but needs the excavator sitting on it LOL I say build them both you will anyways I always wanted to do the military jeep just for the accessories LOL GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#2 posted 10-26-2018 02:23 PM

Super nice job one more time.
I JUST LOVE a Lowboy Trailer, and to me you need a Bob Cat sitting on the back to help fill up all that unused space.
Your excavator and the Bob Cat would fill up the trailer just about right.
PS I also love the Bob Cat model, you may not have noticed but I’m just finishing one up. lol

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#3 posted 10-26-2018 03:11 PM

Excellent! I agree with GR8 – need the excavator to go with the lowboy. And then a dump truck to go with the excavator. And then a bulldozer to go with the dump truck. And then a Bobcat to go with the bulldozer. And then the foreman needs a pickup truck. And then….

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 10-26-2018 03:13 PM



Excellent! I agree with GR8 – need the excavator to go with the lowboy. And then a dump truck to go with the excavator. And then a bulldozer to go with the dump truck. And then a Bobcat to go with the bulldozer. And then the foreman needs a pickup truck. And then….

- sras


I just love how Steve thinks oh dont forget the shelf with extra space LOL:<))

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

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#5 posted 10-26-2018 04:06 PM

Another nice one.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#6 posted 10-26-2018 04:30 PM

Absolutely noting wrong with building a fleet of toys! As nice as yours are -GO FO’ IT!

When yo build toys you have to test drive them!

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

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#7 posted 10-26-2018 04:32 PM


Excellent! I agree with GR8 – need the excavator to go with the lowboy. And then a dump truck to go with the excavator. And then a bulldozer to go with the dump truck. And then a Bobcat to go with the bulldozer. And then the foreman needs a pickup truck. And then….

- sras

This is VERY TRUE!!!
And if you start a train you’ll have all the cars to build so be careful what you start as these snow balls roll down hill very easily and the wife will start thinking about you building a dog house even thru you don’t have a dog.
Need I say more? LOL

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#8 posted 10-26-2018 04:37 PM

Nice addition to the truck.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 10-26-2018 05:23 PM

htl, the wife is already there. she said they have to say in my office or the garage. So I said ok with an evil grin. muahahahahaaaa.

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

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#10 posted 10-26-2018 06:57 PM

Niiiiiiiiccccce.
What do I think?
Now you need a bulldozer to go on the Lowboy.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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htl

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#11 posted 10-26-2018 09:37 PM

Bulldozers are a winner but which one will you build FIRST. LOL

Jason when I first got back into model and toy building I would shrink the plans down to about 2/3 size but if your really into the details bigger is always better.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#12 posted 10-26-2018 11:29 PM

Well bulldozers it is. Going to see which bulldozer plans I like then I’ll buy them. Probably won’t get the plans for about a week or so.

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

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#13 posted 10-26-2018 11:44 PM

I had a ton of fun making the backhoe HEHEHE :<)))

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

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#14 posted 10-27-2018 12:06 AM

Wow. Tremendous job, I love the detail in your builds.

-- AJ

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#15 posted 10-27-2018 08:28 AM

Great job on the Low Boy J’1974 (hard to say what hasn’t already been said)... really compliments the WS.


..... I also midified the rear axles. I thought the original axles were really plain…..
- Jason1974

Personally I would concentrate on souping up the detail on top where it is visible. Unfortunately any inovative extras underneath will probably never get viewed as I am guessing it’s hard to flip the low boy (even at speed on tight corners) just through sheer size and if you have a hitch hiker he’d be reluctant to sacrifice his perch for that sneak peek underneath! Having said that I know the warm fuzzy feeling one gets knowing you have done it even if no one sees it.

Agree with all about the next… doesn’t matter what you decide on the loser will follow closely as you are now an addict.

On the topic of shelving… if you intend to keep all your models, consider “under glass” to keep the dust off it… and believe me no matter how tidy you and yours is/are… that bloody dust settles even on fast moving flies! I haven’t written it up so here is a sneak preview of what I’ve done…
Designed the cabinet in SketchUp to accomodate the largest mode (in your case combinations),

Made out of pine and stained black to fit into the house colour scheme but moreso to give a contrast to the model that a wooden cabinet would detract from it,

Shelves have sliders so the model can be “pulled” out for a closer view,

Hmmm… late thought… perspex/acrylic shelves would permit a through peek from underneath… I was gonna say “upskirting” but the politically correct police may seek my neutering so I wont!

PS. You serve the humble beetle with big time injustice… I have always found them reliable and never needed towage!

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

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