Excavator for Grandpa

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Project by grace123 posted 12-19-2012 09:00 PM 1113 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas is coming—I can hardly wait!!! It has been fun in the girls shop the past few months making presents for family. We have a shop for the boys (i.e. men folk where all kinds of things happen including motorcycle and tractor repair, car repair, woodworking) and a separate shop for the girls (where the female half of the family do our wood projects). This keeps everyone happy since no one is upset about borrowed, misplaced, or broken tools. This fall I made a series of wooden toys and painted them in bright colors for the grandkids. Now hubby for sure wants to play with the grandkids, so he needs a toy too. Here is an excavator for my hubby, the Grandpa to my fabulous grandkids. The excavator is made of maple and walnut—Natural wood finish. Here are the overall dimensions:
■ 19 3 ⁄16” long ×6” wide × 6 7⁄16” high with the bucket
at ground level
■ Bucket capacity:
Approx. .00008 cu. yd. (3.75 cu. in.)
■ Boom reach: 14”
■ Dig depth: 8 1⁄4”
■ Engine rated at 1 kidpower, continuous.

The plans for this wonderful excavator are from The

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#1 posted 12-19-2012 09:01 PM

Wow, that is awesome.
I love the specs.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 09:03 PM

I second that WOW ,very cool work grace.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 09:05 PM

Wow! Jaw-dropping.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 09:07 PM

Great project! Well done for sure. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 09:54 PM

I love looking at projects like this, they make me realized I am still just a big kid. Nice work.

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 10:32 PM

I love the wooden toys. great excavator!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 11:45 PM

Very impressive, nice work as always.

-- Kurtis, North Dakota,

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#8 posted 12-20-2012 02:13 AM

What a nice toy you made, Looks like it works well . I like the wood you used, it brings out a nice color.

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