Dutchy Excavator Build #3: Tracks complete.. moving on..

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Blog entry by darkmyble posted 06-03-2018 09:25 AM 1923 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi folks… well I eventually got the tracks finished. I’ve not been doing so well with my health so had to take a few days ‘rest’ urghhhh..

The one thing I like about this plan is it’s easy to follow and concise. More so than any others. Despite being a relative newcomer to the world of model building I’ve amassed hundreds of plans. I have to say these plans are far superior in every way.

Right so finishing up the tracks was a fairly straightforward process.. here the base chain..

Then we just needed to make the lugs (part D). There is a million ways to do a job and no doubt had my table saw been a more professional one this job would of been made simpler. However as I’ve previously stated mine is not so I had to come up with a way of knocking the corners off at 45 degrees precisely and uniformed across all 40 pieces.

With the lugs spot on it wasn’t long before I had all the pieces ready.

With a little more sanding it’s good to go..

And so on to the next parts, the majority are cut, I just need to start the drilling.

Thanks for reading.. take care


-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again

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#1 posted 06-03-2018 09:53 AM

Another clever patient bloke.
Well done Mark.

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

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#2 posted 06-03-2018 10:16 AM

Looking Great and they’re going to be so pretty, or is it Heavy Duty for us manly men. LOL

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#3 posted 06-03-2018 10:19 AM

Just to help our brains.

There’s a hundred way to get er done and this is 101 for sure, great mod!!!

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#4 posted 06-03-2018 10:43 AM

Great to hear that you love how the patterns are drawn, and that it’s easy to follow. I’m impressed what you are doing with so few tools.
Now that the tracks are done you have had the hardest part, but there is still a lot to do. Keep enjoying. It is also great to see how you used the templates. Some people don’t understand the meaning of this templates. Maybe next time in your blog you will show how it works.


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#5 posted 06-03-2018 12:46 PM

Excellent job !

I appreciate the time and effort to m make the blog and show us the jigs you use.

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#6 posted 06-06-2018 09:17 AM

Brilliant job d’m’b’...

.... it wasn’t long before I had all the pieces ready.
- darkmyble

I’ve heard some understaments… and that’s up there with the best of ‘em.

..... I just need to start the drilling.
- darkmyble

What drilling? Thought you clocked it with the tracks finished!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 06-06-2018 02:18 PM

looking real nice Mark …. had to check part d at first I thought I sanded it wrong …. but no LOL… and I agree with you about the easy to follow Dutchy plans …. hope your feeling well very soon … TAKE CARE :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 06-12-2018 12:02 PM

Your work is very creative and well thought out.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 08-13-2018 08:46 AM

Upon seeing this project of yours, the first thing that came to mind was “utter patience”! I doubt I would ever be able to complete this in view of the procrastinator nature of mine. I have tried building a storage cabinet for books with a similar trimming and it took quite some time to achieve. This really needs a lot of commitment and perseverance to accomplish. Congrats!

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