Toys and Joys Excavator project

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Project by Dee1 posted 05-06-2013 11:53 PM 4321 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all
Second post first I put in coffee section , not sure my efforts were good enough for Project page?
was told to move them here. I have built a few of the toys and joys plans toys and the excavator is the latest.
Now working on the lattice crane and dealing with the tracks. not sure how to glue the 1/8 by 1/2 little pieces for track guides without getting glue stains everywhere?
Thanks for letting me post.

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 12:24 AM

Nice work. Lot of great detail. Thanks for posting.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 04:46 AM

Wonderful. Nice work. By very small parts I first make bigger parts and than sawing or sanding it smaller. If you like you can look at my Jeep, also from T and J.


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#3 posted 05-07-2013 07:20 AM

G’Day Dee,
My goodness me, you nearly have the whole construction crew there.
Beautiful work on them all.
They really deserved a post for each individually with a 1/2 dozen photos to show off how good they are, well done…
Looking forward to seeing the crane.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 05-07-2013 03:03 PM

Dude ! Those are very cool !!!

Seems to me the lattice boom would be more trouble than the tracks… which you seem to have a firm grip on ;-)

The lattice crane will definitely be a project…yes? cant wait…

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#5 posted 05-07-2013 03:17 PM

very nice

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#6 posted 05-07-2013 04:13 PM

”...not sure my efforts were good enough for Project page?”

Are you kidding me!?

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#7 posted 05-07-2013 05:35 PM

+1 Muleskinner

Good project, good work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 05-07-2013 08:11 PM

Well done and I agree each project deserves it’s own posting.

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#9 posted 05-07-2013 10:19 PM


-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#10 posted 05-08-2013 12:28 AM

Hay, great job man, glad to see more toy makers on LJ,s welcome Doug

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 05-08-2013 03:31 AM

Thanks so much for the nice comments, I do enjoy doing these. I also have a antique John Deere hobby.
So some of the time my shop is full of iron and grease, but as I get older I seem to like the wood tractors more and more.
Thanks again

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