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htl

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12-10-2015 03:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: excavator dozer tracks treads

Could use a little help building the Woodstore.net Excavator.
The plans use wheels but I would like to soup it up with tracks like on the real thing.
So could use the measurements of what others have used for their excavator or I think a dozer track would work just as well.

I’ve searched and searched and what I’ve come up with is 1 1/4 deep 1/4 thick and the main measurement ?
This is the critical thing I’ve read you will need about 50 but the length
?.
Also read that the pins need to be 1/8
One other thing how wide are the fingers of the track.
A pointer to sites with some how toes would be appreciated.
The main thing is the measurements.
Any tips would be help full
Thanks in advance.
Just finished the Dozer and had a ball building it now on to the Excavator. Yahoo!!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.


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#1 posted 12-10-2015 03:56 PM

Measerment depends on the wheel or gliding system the tracks are rolling on. Did you saw my blog about track making? http://lumberjocks.com/Dutchy/blog/series/12130

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

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#2 posted 12-10-2015 04:07 PM

No Dutchy I didn’t see your posts.
I’ve done a bunch a search on here but it doesn’t seem the search the blogs or I don’t know how but what ever I’ve got it now thanks a bunch.
well need to get the base built and the wheels set then figure out the best length.
Thanks for the quick response I’m really wanting to get started on this project.
Thank You!!! Thank You Very Much!!! LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 12-10-2015 04:14 PM

When you have more questions I,m always prepared to help you.!

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

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#4 posted 12-10-2015 04:20 PM

Dutchy It turns out I had read your post a month ago but now that I needed it I couldn’t find it go figure.
In the back of my mind I knew I had read a great post on it but just couldn’t get back to it once I really needed it.

Figuring thinks out is half the fun of building toys but theirs no need to reinvent the wheel as they say.
Thanks again.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#5 posted 12-10-2015 04:31 PM

Figuring thinks out is indeed also fun.

There are hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on what you can remember. :)

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

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#6 posted 12-10-2015 04:40 PM

“What you can remember”!!!
Now I’m in big trouble cause as you’ve already found out I don’t remember much. LOL
Thanks again Dutchy you’ve given me the tools I need to figure this out.
Off we go to the shop. Yahoo

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#7 posted 12-10-2015 04:44 PM

If I was smart I would buy the Toys and Joys plans and wait on them but I’ll have the thing made before the plans get here.
Plus I already have the Woodstore plans.
It’s sad to have so many problems. LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#8 posted 12-11-2015 05:10 AM

G’Day Brian, I’m also a member of the Australian Woodwork Forums website primarily posting in the toymaking section…There is one very talented craftsman who goes by the handle of “nine fingers” who scratch builds models from photos & actual machinery drawings; he designs/makes his own tracks for his masterpieces…..
Try a search for him in woodworkforums.com

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

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htl

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#9 posted 12-11-2015 02:35 PM

Thanks crowie!!!
And it’s bruce
But hey I like the name brian better so keep it up. lol

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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