purplehart tractor

  • Advertise with us
Project by wild bill franklin posted 04-10-2012 11:06 PM 1298 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished my tractor, took awhile but i wanted to try to get it right since it’s my first one!! It’s made of purplehart, maple, red cedar and the wheels are of walnut & maple. I had alot of fun doing this project and i had a little help from one of my LJ buddies …...!! lol It was a bit of a challenge since i did’nt have any patterns to go by. Now i got to build a trailor for it one of these days !!

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

11 comments so far

View Jorge Velez's profile

Jorge Velez

349 posts in 1673 days

#1 posted 04-10-2012 11:49 PM

wow! very nice looking trailer!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

View Ryan Haasen's profile

Ryan Haasen

362 posts in 1488 days

#2 posted 04-11-2012 12:13 AM

Very nice. The colour is amazing!

-- Ryan

View hunter71's profile


2475 posts in 2273 days

#3 posted 04-11-2012 01:00 AM

Nice work, what kind of trailer are you building.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View wild bill franklin's profile

wild bill franklin

128 posts in 1350 days

#4 posted 04-11-2012 01:36 AM

Hi hunter, I don’t know yet what kind. May try building a lowboy or some kind of flat bed . thanks!!

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

View Martyroc's profile


2708 posts in 1393 days

#5 posted 04-11-2012 02:11 AM

Hi Willie, that looks awesome, how long did it take? I dont think I have the patience for work like that, I’ll stick to furniture for now, maybe when I retire.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View wild bill franklin's profile

wild bill franklin

128 posts in 1350 days

#6 posted 04-11-2012 02:21 AM

Hey marty , It took me about a month off an on ,ijust did a little at time!! I need a trailer next to go with it ….....just having fun !!! lol

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

#7 posted 04-11-2012 03:02 AM

Great job were is the trailer???

-- (L an D Woodworks)

View ErikF's profile


463 posts in 1331 days

#8 posted 04-11-2012 03:41 AM

Very cool. I would have put a lot of miles on that piece as a child.

-- Power to the people.

View bobman58's profile


288 posts in 2069 days

#9 posted 04-11-2012 07:32 AM

very nice looking truck willie

-- robert dignam

View Jeff in Huntersville's profile

Jeff in Huntersville

402 posts in 2281 days

#10 posted 04-11-2012 01:00 PM

A lot of great detail. Nice combination of natural wood colors. Thanks for showing.

View wild bill franklin's profile

wild bill franklin

128 posts in 1350 days

#11 posted 04-11-2012 04:31 PM

Hey thanks Jeff, I like you’re lowboy flatbed trailer. I was leaning toward one like it, how long did it take you to build it?? sure is nice …..... willie

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics