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Project by gbrown4 posted 01-10-2011 11:32 PM 1147 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Toy excavtor I made for a fund raiser for my wife, who is a teacher, and children’s school. I used walnut and maple. It raised a lot of money so I was very proud.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 03:38 AM

Very nice. I’m just finishing up the mobile crane and I’m trying to decide if I want to do the excavator or the bulldozer next. Nice work.

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 03:51 AM

Thanks. I also made the mobile crane. It was a hit with the kids also.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 03:46 PM

It looks great, I have a 4 year old grandson who would love one just like it! Did you work from a plan or make up the dimensions yourself?
I’d love to give it a try, but I’m not confident I could work it out myself.

-- Wiggs, Western Australia --- Whoever said 'The devil's in the detail' was a woodworker!

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 07:50 PM

The project plan is in 2009 issue of WOOD. It is also on line at WOOD The only problem I had was Hobby Lobby had the big wheels but do not carry the axles for the larger wheels. I buy the wheels individually then CA glue them together to get the dual wheels. It saves a lot of money. I did order my axles from Meisels hardware specialties. I believe they have the wheels too. WOOD also has a wooden crane which I built. The only modification I did on the crane was instead of using a lazy susan, I used a nylon washer which worked better.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 04:04 AM

Looks good. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 01-12-2011 04:10 AM

I would like to try that for my son. It looks like a real nice project

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