LumberJocks

Excavator for Grandpa

  • Advertise with us
Project by grace123 posted 12-19-2012 09:00 PM 956 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 Woodstore.com





8 comments so far

View SPalm's profile

SPalm

4844 posts in 2568 days


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

Wow, that is awesome.
I love the specs.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112296 posts in 2263 days


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

I second that WOW ,very cool work grace.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Surfside's profile

Surfside

3278 posts in 859 days


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

Wow! Jaw-dropping.

www.bandsawblog.com

-- "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"

View Bob A in NJ's profile

Bob A in NJ

1147 posts in 2685 days


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

Great project! Well done for sure. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

View Marcus's profile

Marcus

1060 posts in 706 days


#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.

View Woodbridge's profile

Woodbridge

2776 posts in 1104 days


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

I love the wooden toys. great excavator!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View Kurtis Foote's profile

Kurtis Foote

13 posts in 820 days


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

Very impressive, nice work as always.

-- Kurtis, North Dakota, http://justbuildstuff.com

View Jeffery Mullen's profile

Jeffery Mullen

323 posts in 1504 days


#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.

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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase