Toy Construction #6: Excavator Toys & Joys #1

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Blog entry by htl posted 12-23-2015 02:41 AM 5146 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally got the plans for the Toys & Joys Excavator.
I had the plans for the Wood Stores Excavator but just wanted to try my hand at building some tracks.
Before I started this project I’ve checked out a bunch of other builds on this site and man there’s some OUT STANDING work going on around here!!!

I’m going to be using walnut and sassafras.
I wanted the sassafras for the root beer smell but it just stinks! LOL
Sassafras looks a lot like oak but with more figure.

They say to start on sheet one and go from there but I wanted to get the base built first and that’s on pages 2 & 3.
Upper track base
lower track base
round spacer
The main base.

There are a couple a tabs that need to be glued on but I added notches for added strength, plus changed to walnut for a little color.

Gluing on the fender and fender brackets.

All so worked on the engine compartment.

That’s all for today thanks for looking in.

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#1 posted 12-23-2015 03:22 AM

This looks very interesting, you got may attention with the sassafras….....

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

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 05:53 AM

Will be interested to see your progress one this project. I am constructing one similar of my own design from the pictures.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 12-23-2015 07:23 AM

I,m glad with this blog!! Keep on going.
The more people come up with these kinds of blogs the more toy builders there will come. My next T and J project will maybe also this excavator.


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#4 posted 12-23-2015 03:46 PM

Thanks guys!
Dutchy hope you don’t mind I tried my hand at doctoring the pictures with some notes like you do and it added a new dimension to playing with these posts.

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