|Project by Roz||posted 12-25-2010 10:50 PM||2070 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
This tractor is one of this year’s Christmas toys. I really get into the spirit of the season when building toy during the build up to Christmas day. They were a big hit. I bought a plan online. The project was a relatively quick one.
The steering mechanism is simply a cord wrapped around and pinned to a wooden dowel, fed through pulleys and attached to an axle assembly. The wheels and tractor are all made form three quarter inch exterior plywood. I used BC to save on sanding. The fenders are Pine cut to one eighth inch and soaked before gluing and tacking to a rounded surface. Wheels were cut using a circle jig I made for my band saw and the wholes cut with a Forsner bit. I applied 5 coats of paint for weather protection and then my wife added the details. The plans I bought were not very good and did not explain many details that would have been made simpler with a little information. Through perseverance i managed to complete it. As always I made hard patterns so the next one will go much more smoothly.
May you all enjoy Christmas with the unbridled enthusiasm of a child. Merry Christmas Lumberjocks!
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."