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Project by JanKrompan1 posted 286 days ago 2380 views 14 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandson wanted me to make him a tractor that can steer. I made him this one as well as a two wheeled wagon. The body of the tractor is made out of meranti and the wheels out of pine. The wagon I made from reclaimed oregon flooring. I used a 6 mm threaded bar for the steering rod and drilled a long hole through the body. The one photo shows the detail of the steering mechanism. The overall size of the tractor is 300mm x 150mm ( 12 inch x 6 inch )

Thank you for watching.

Jan.

-- Jan, Free State Province, South Africa





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 286 days ago

Good job. Should have a great time playing with it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 286 days ago

Nice job grandpa!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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wiswood2

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#3 posted 286 days ago

Nice tractor and wagon
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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NaptownWood

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#4 posted 286 days ago

Very cool! I love the solution to adding steering. Im going to have to steal that idea.

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Rick

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#5 posted 285 days ago

Nice piece of work Grandpa! I’m sure He’ll get many hours of Fun playing with it. Steering Mechanism is good work also!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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dvd812

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#6 posted 285 days ago

So cool! Great craftsmanship. Lucky grandson. Thanks for sharing!!

-- Do all things to the Glory of God.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 285 days ago

Very nice toys, Jan!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dutchy

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#8 posted 285 days ago

I love it.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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hunter71

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#9 posted 285 days ago

1st of all WELCOME. Great tractor. Hours of creative play there.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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JanKrompan1

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#10 posted 285 days ago

Thank you for all the congenial remarks. I forgot to mention that I finished the toys with Woodoc nr 5 Polywax Sealer.

-- Jan, Free State Province, South Africa

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 285 days ago

Great first post! Many hours of fun for your grandsons are in his future.

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

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SCOTSMAN

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#12 posted 285 days ago

Both of you young-un’s have mucho fun and laffs. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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exelectrician

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#13 posted 284 days ago

Baie mooi.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Fishinbo

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#14 posted 282 days ago

Fantastic tractor and wagon! Like the design and wood choice and look way better than plastic ones. I’m sure grandson loves them. Great job!

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crowie

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#15 posted 245 days ago

G’day well done pop…..you’ll be in the good books for years now but I suspect their’ll be a whole heap more projects made to keep the fun & play happening….

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

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