cab over tractor

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Project by bobman58 posted 03-16-2013 08:19 PM 3007 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi i finally finished the cab over tractor i struggled with this one took the best part of 8 months on and off it is 19 inches long 7 wide the wood i used are maple sapele and american walnut the wheels are 3 inch which i made my self using beech for the rims and ebonised sapele for the tyres i put the extra stripe on the roof because i didnt have a piece of maple wide enough i plan to make a flat bed trailer for it later thanks for looking

-- robert dignam

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 08:32 PM

That is Soo nice your attention to detail is an awesome feat
I would love to have the patience to make one half as nice


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 08:37 PM

Fantastic work, Bob. I love miniatures like this that include interiors and engine details. I wouldn’t call this a toy, though. It’s a shelfer, though it would be fun to give it scoot and say “vroom”.

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#3 posted 03-16-2013 09:16 PM

Wow, that is a lovely looking collectors special truck. I can see that one took many hours of love to build it.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 03-16-2013 09:17 PM

Very impressive, great attention to detail. Congrats!

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 09:59 PM

Great work on this Robert. Wonderful realistic details and styling too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 10:03 PM

Wow, that thing is spectacular. very nice work, amazing attention to detail.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 10:03 PM

I especially love that the cab opens up. Great work! Love to see a trailer real soon!

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#8 posted 03-16-2013 10:32 PM

It is a beautiful show piece. You did a great job on the truck.

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#9 posted 03-16-2013 10:55 PM

Very nice job on it .

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#10 posted 03-16-2013 11:21 PM

WOW! Love the fine detail you put into this. So much to ponder over. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 03-16-2013 11:42 PM

That’s a beauty. I can almost hear that airhorn

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 03-16-2013 11:47 PM

I make toys; this is NOT ONE!~

This is museum quality!

Just an outstanding job! FANTASTIC!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#13 posted 03-17-2013 01:04 AM

I know a nice model when I see one. I grew up around 18 wheelers. NICE JOB!! Pivoting front wheels, deep rims, dual stacks, diesel engine, tilt cab, looks like air bags suspension, etc… Awesome!!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#14 posted 03-17-2013 01:10 AM

Spectacular piece. I agree with everyone else, the beauty is in the details.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 03-17-2013 01:23 AM

Your cab over is a beautiful job. I agree that it is a shelf piece. Keep up the work. all good things take time so never hurry the job. Later John

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