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Project by hunter71 posted 12-27-2011 04:11 PM 1800 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like to scratch build all my trucks and tractors, BUT, different times warrant different tactics. Made from Cherry and Walnut of different boards. The tracks are quite time consuming, but the over all project was a fun build. 360 degree rotation. all arms move. Tracks turn surprisingly easily. I have shifted gears, no pun intended, from Wagons to Construction equipment for awhile. With limited tooling and resources in Afghanistan I think I can make this idea work well for my needs. Most of us have heard of Toys and Joys plans http://toysandjoys.com They may well be the benchmark of toy plan suppliers. With these I can look over my needs and rough out pieces I know I cannot make in Kabul and make them home while on R&R. Then USPS flat rate the pieces to my APO for finish.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.





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Jeff in Huntersville

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 04:40 PM

Great looking excavator. That’s my next project. Hope mine looks half as good as yours. Thanks for posting.

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Ryan Haasen

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 05:27 PM

Very nice, I like the choice of wood, that cherry looks great1

-- Ryan

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 02:47 AM

Wow this is great ,looks like tons of work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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tim0001

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 04:19 AM

Fabulous work! I made an a couple of these from the magazine for my grandson when he was three – now he is five and they are still in one piece and in use…..

-- TimV

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Bob Kollman

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 08:53 AM

Glad you got some R&R, the toys look great. I really liked the princess coach also.

That back hoe looks great, the woods really do blend togeather nicely.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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grampata

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#6 posted 12-29-2011 03:52 PM

I spent 40 years running them and always enjoyed seeing a new model come onto the job site. Very nice work . I have a saying that I made up. It’s not what you acheive It’s what you leave. Make sure you sign your work. and pass it on . You let me hear the Big Cats fire up one more time. Thanks I can’t say enough. Lester Tee

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