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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 10-24-2019 11:59 PM 489 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been a woodworker for many, many years. Self taught mainly. My first few models were 1/16th scale(my design) and a few T for J. My first 5130 was 1/16th scale excavator(1999-2002). when I started building 1/8th scale I built a 325 Cat excavator, D-8, D-11, 45ton Tabor lowboys 1992 Mack tractor. All of this time the 5130 redesign was in the back of my head. I had photos and measurements for the excavator but not the shovel front. About 2015 I started the 1/8th scale build of the excavator. I mainly copied my 1/16th. Being as it was bigger their was more detail available, so more time. There is no CNC in my shop. I just have the average wood working tools, but I get 120% from the tools that I have..I work outside of the box and I never read the chapter in the book about things you can not do. This said, here are some photos. They will be of my 1/16th scale first. Bear with me as my computer does some weird things every once and a while.


In my 1/16th scale model I used Brass screws because they went with the Cherry Walnut, Sycamore and the shiny copper. I use the insulation from the copper wire for the hydraulic hose detail in this model. My finish is wipe on satin poly6 to 10 coats, depending on the piece of wood and the look I wanted. I am not very good at explaining things I do because some of the things I do automatic and do not realize i did them. Any question, ask and I will try to answer them. Enjoy



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Redoak49

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#1 posted 10-25-2019 01:56 AM

Thank you for the pictures and comments. Your models are beyond anything I have seen. Perhaps, you can share some pictures as you build your next model.

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#2 posted 10-25-2019 09:05 AM

That has some amazing detail sir.
Absolutely gobsmacked a how realistic it looks.

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

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55woodbutcher

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#3 posted 10-25-2019 04:36 PM

Wonderful work! I understand the scaling concept, but what is your source for the dimensions? Dimension drawings would be great, or do you work from photos and a few general dimensions?

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hookfoot

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#4 posted 10-26-2019 12:02 AM



Wonderful work! I understand the scaling concept, but what is your source for the dimensions? Dimension drawings would be great, or do you work from photos and a few general dimensions?

- 55woodbutcherI find the actual machine and after I ask the contractor for permission I measure the machine. 95%. This is when I get my photos also. When I say 1/16th or 1/8th that is what they are, unless I made a mistake in the math.(This happens every once and a while.)


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#5 posted 10-26-2019 12:33 AM

this machine is absolutly increadiable love all them very nice details GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#6 posted 10-26-2019 09:15 AM

Beyond acclamation hooky.

May I suggest you set this up as a series under the blog so no one misses an installment (which I’m sure we’ll all closely follow).

In case you don’t know (sorry if you do),
  • start a new blog.
  • give it a unique series name.
  • link follow up blogs to the series name.

Thanks for your feedback and effort.

Past blogs can be edited by the author and “series” retro fitted… just ensure you update in chronological order.

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

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hookfoot

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#7 posted 10-27-2019 09:14 PM



Beyond acclamation hooky.

May I suggest you set this up as a series under the blog so no one misses an installment (which I m sure we ll all closely follow).

In case you don t know (sorry if you do),
  • start a new blog.
  • give it a unique series name.
  • link follow up blogs to the series name.

Thanks for your feedback and effort.

Past blogs can be edited by the author and “series” retro fitted… just ensure you update in chronological order.

- LittleBlackDuck

In my wood shop I understand most of what I do. When it comes to the electronic world I am lost,do not understand and all that good stuff. When I have enough of the electronics I just shut it off for another try later. When we got a computer my daughter said I could not hurt it. Two weeks later she stopped to check how I was doing and all she could say was WHAT DID YOU DO.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 10-28-2019 04:16 AM



In my wood shop I understand most of what I do. When it comes to the electronic world I am lost, ..... my daughter said WHAT DID YOU DO.
- hookfoot

An intelligent and understanding daughter… I probably would have hit my father with the keyboard…

I am vicky verca. I come from a computing background (mainframe) and knew didly squat about woodworking. After many years of trial and error, error,error,error, I now know that the left foot is best used to hold a 1” chisel and my left hand is acclimatised to turn my table-saw on… perveseracepersaveritypreservasation… perseverance is the answer.

AT least you know how not to post a SIDEWAYS picture which in my opinion, puts you in the Mensa category!

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

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