Tractor Trailer w/High Track Dozer

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Project by Ron Messersmith posted 02-24-2012 05:17 PM 3880 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a toy built from plans by Toys and Joys out of Lynden, Washington. Made mostly of highly figured curly maple. The truck is setting on a curly koa coffee table I made 35 years ago while stationed in Hawaii

-- Jupiter

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 05:26 PM

Love the curley maple, great detail on the toys. Never heard of curley koa, probabley unavailable now, unless you have deep pockets. Love it tho.

-- Ed-

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 05:29 PM

Wow great looking tractor and dozer,very nice work.

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 05:38 PM

Very nice, a lot of detail. You did a great job here.

-- If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 06:52 PM

Wow….looks awesome! I’d say it’s about 32 inches long?? Very similar to the one one I made out of maple and walnut….but different design. That curly maple sure makes it pop! Got my plans from Wood magazine. Looks like yours have more detail in it than mine. I just started working on a T&J plan today…1949 truck.


-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 10:02 PM

Very impressive!!!

-- Ryan, Arizona

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 10:16 PM

I am just amazed by the patience and precision you must have to make something like this, great job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 12:07 AM

Great job, i love Toys and Joys plans.

-- Ray

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 04:26 AM

That’s beautiful, I can’t imagine how much work you have in it.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#9 posted 02-26-2012 01:27 AM

great wood. Great job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 03-01-2012 10:35 AM

Very Cool Semi and Dozer.

-- arnies

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#11 posted 02-22-2013 10:44 AM

G’Day Ron, I love this build, I’ve seem a few blokes who’ve done as good a job as yourself, well done.
For me, my skills aren’t quite up there yet.
Cheers, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 12-26-2014 05:02 PM

I love this tractor trailer – dozer project. My father passed away 5 years ago and he use to operate a D6H high track dozer. This reminded me of him. How does a guy go about getting plans for something like this! Obviously I’m new to woodworking and would like to get started doing this as a hobby.

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