|Project by Ryan Haasen||posted 10-30-2011 03:17 PM||8374 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
Over a year ago, I came across a company by the name of ‘toys and joys’. This company makes patterns for car, truck, and other vehicle models. After making a low-boy truck and trailer and excavator, and a Caterpillar D8 dozer, I began to make my own plans for models. I first built a custom dump-truck and trailer for a friend of mine and am currently working on a crane model. The crane is a Liebherr Lr 1300 crawler crane. It should be about four meters in height when complete. I am making it out of walnut and maple. About a week ago I send a picture the Liebherr (the company that makes these cranes) and they sent me a die cast models of this specific crane, three company hats, a company t-shirt and a pocket knife. I was very happy to get their recognition and these gifts. Tho most difficult part of this project is the crane boom because the beams must be drilled at a specific degree, though the help of a few jigs has made it easier.