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Project by grace123 posted 08-29-2013 02:35 AM 995 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This link will conect you to a very brief video that shows this combine rolling across the floor so you can see the cutter head rotating. The little song that accompanies this video is a whole 23 seconds long, presented in its entirty, called, “Do Your Ears Hang Low”, sung by the musical group A Capella.

This is a fun toy to build. The plan was obtained from toymakingplans.com. My grandson has lived on the family farm his entire life and has a love of farm equipment. It was a natural fit to make a combine for him. Our farm produces alfalfa and beef cattle. We don’t actually have a combine, but we have an old New Holland swather that looks pretty close to the combine as presented here.

The combine has a chute that pivots around just like the genuine article. There is also the bin, which on the real combine holds the grain, but in this case holds an assortment of Legos.

The little video segment I posted shows that the cutter head rotates. All in all this is a fun little toy that was fun to make. With Christmas time approaching, I thought others might be interesting in making similar toys.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 08-29-2013 03:35 AM

Great toy for a kid, reminds me of growing up on a farm. Very nicely done and thanks for the memory.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Roger

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#2 posted 08-29-2013 11:54 AM

Nice build. It’s also nice to see kids playing with toys of this nature, instead of all the video crap

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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SPalm

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#3 posted 08-29-2013 12:24 PM

Nice build.
That looks like a fun little toy. Grandkids are so cool.
Nice paint job too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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kiefer

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#4 posted 08-29-2013 11:00 PM

Cool toy and I will pass this on to some friends with younger Grandkids .
I am sure they will enjoy it ,I sure did .
Nice little video ,appreciate your effort .

-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 08-30-2013 07:15 PM

Best toy ever, I bet.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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