Toy Construction #7: Excavator Day 2

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Blog entry by htl posted 12-24-2015 02:52 AM 4175 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Cleaned up the mating edges then sanded some more on the base and engine cover then,
played with the booms and bucket.

Made the booms in three parts to add a little color and just change it around a little.
Still need to plane down the booms some more .

The bucket took quite a bit a work, first glue it all up then cut it out then sand sand sand.
I cut out the inside of the bucket then sanded it up really good then glued up the sides.
The main bucket is all end grain [1/4” thick] it could be easily broken so did all the inside work then glued the side on and we’re safe to move to the out side of the bucket.

Gluing up the bucket.

Gluing up the boom.
I like to use stick glue to hold the patterns on the wood.
I should also add I take the plans to my copier and print out all the parts needed, two or three copy’s to cut up for the patterns.

If the tornado’s don’t get us tonight I’ll start in the cabin tomorrow..
Saving the best for last, tracks.

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#1 posted 12-24-2015 03:55 AM

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#2 posted 12-24-2015 08:42 AM

Still need to plane down the booms some more, You would have lots of benefit from a drumsander :)

You have weighty books sir.

I have seen the blowing excavator and I wonder whether I will continue toy building. Incredible to see such cracks.

Thanks for sharing.


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#3 posted 12-24-2015 02:28 PM

Very Very nice, I really like what you are doing with the wood Combinations
And I agree with Dutchy I am not sure I will build anymore after looking at that one All I can say is wow

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#4 posted 12-24-2015 11:10 PM

We’ve got to remember, we’re building beautiful or at least fun to build toys while he was making a peace of art that took him years.

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