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the remake of the first tank improved

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Project by jacob34 posted 811 days ago 889 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This like turtle stool is a rebuild and advanced copy. the difference being that the smaller tank in the picture was a prototype and never intended to be the end product. It is all out of 3/4 except a chunk of 3/4 plywood under the top of the body. It was a lot of fun and if your reading the dad’s military blog I have already started on the next military piece.

It is painted in camo green from the walls mart.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 811 days ago

That’s cool Jacob, it came out nice with the camo paint.

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

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Gerben

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#2 posted 811 days ago

Really cute. Good job.

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nomercadies

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#3 posted 810 days ago

Nice. I am putting this in my “Make with my grandson” file. How did you make the tred? It looks like a lot of kurf cuts, but maybe some carving too? Are there wheels on the bottom of the tanks too?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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jacob34

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#4 posted 810 days ago

I drilled the wholes for the axles then cut the pattern for the lower part. To make the tread honestly I just used the bandsaw and cut notches around the edges. I used a small trim table saw for the strait line across the top then a carving bit on my dremmel for the rest. Yes there are wheels under between the tread. I tried cutting a slot in the treads on the first tank to put the wheels in but did not like it so just put them in between.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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nomercadies

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#5 posted 810 days ago

Thank you. Must try to turn your words into something in my shop.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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