|Project by ccanderson102||posted 04-18-2013 01:38 AM||2068 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Q: What do you give a kid who has too many toys?
A: Another toy but this time hand made
No long ago my son asked me for a grader and scraper to add to his collection of construction toys. My son and I love Bruder toys, they use no fasteners and have exceptional detail but unfortunately, they are not wood. I would have gladly purchased one for him but I had been thinking about building a grader for a while and selfishly wanted to give it a shot. This is the product of a few hours of sketchup and full scale drawings and 10 hours of quality time with my son. I got the first go at grading Lima beans. It works great
I am keeping with my theme of naturally applied hand oil finish over many session and no use of screws or nails. This time I had to use a single 1/4” bolt to attach the blade.
Next up is a few more dump trucks new fathers at work them on to a 1:16 scale quadtrac 535. I’m open to suggestions for the tracks