Wheel loader CAT 966

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Project by Dutchy posted 11-07-2014 04:14 PM 7159 views 6 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ta Taaaa. At last he is finished. I started a year ago and today I did the “painting”. Mostly he is made of ash. The rubber of the wheels are from oak. When you want to see how I made the wheels look at:

The model is from Toys and Joys It was fun to do and I hope soon to start with a T and J tractor. Thank you for watching. All coments are welcome.


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#1 posted 11-07-2014 04:39 PM

Wow! Amazing. I love it. How big is this? Scale size?

-- Marty, Ohio

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#2 posted 11-07-2014 04:39 PM

This is a just wonderful Dutchy. I was a bit disappointed when your wheel blog was finished as I thought you would be showing us the wheel loader then too, but it was well worth the wait. I can really appreciate the woodworking skill that goes into making something like this with all the odd angles and details where even small defects show up like Christmas lights. And I can’t find even one! How do you make your plans for something like this?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 11-07-2014 04:41 PM

That’s amazing. Loved your process on making the wheels. Great work.

-- Jeff_Williams

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#4 posted 11-07-2014 05:58 PM

Nice work. Nice work, indeed. As an old modeler, I can appreciate just how much effort and talent went into making this lovely piece. My compliments.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 11-07-2014 06:00 PM

BTW, your photography is superb, as well!

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 11-07-2014 06:28 PM

Beautiful wooden toy. Verry interesting post on how you made wheels.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 11-07-2014 07:08 PM

Wow Dutchy! That is amazing craftsmanship. Loved following the blog on the wheel making. You should be very proud of the end product. Thanks for sharing.


-- Rick -Tulsa

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#8 posted 11-07-2014 08:32 PM

Nice – You totally captured the “CAT” awesome attention to detail

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 11-07-2014 11:13 PM

wow that is so very cool. I have never made wooden toys, but I do enjoy seeing them when they are posted. Yours i s one of the best I’ve seen.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 11-08-2014 02:07 AM

Amazing – that has to be the nicest and cleanest CAT 966 I have ever seen. That is definitely excellent craftsmanship!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#11 posted 11-08-2014 03:00 AM

Fantstic job!

I can not even think about trying a project that takes that much patience and skill!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 11-08-2014 03:37 AM

Very nice job man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 11-08-2014 04:33 AM

Very beautiful work.
I looking forward to make somthing similar to this someday.

And many thangs for the blogs.

-- Knappen aka Ole - I have to try everything at least once.

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#14 posted 11-08-2014 08:33 AM

Thank you all guys for your comments, I,m glad with it. I wasn,t be able to react earlier.

Marty the loader is about 60 cm ( 24”)

Mike I,m sorry to hear that you where a bit disappointed about that I only had made a blog about the wheels. The reason is that the wheels are not according the standard drawings of T and J and the rest is standard. And BTW it is always hard to write it down in englisch. Maybe it sounds cheep, but believe me to me it is a lot of work. I would I was able to write blogs as M & M (Mike and Mafe) The plans I buy in Lynden WA. When you are ready ;) with your marquatry I can send you the plans by mail.

Roger to get a compliment of a person who can make such beautiful boxes makes me smile. The pictures are from my daughter and see was glad you wrote a BTW.

Rick to me your army truck is of a higher level than my loader.

All others thank you for responce. It makes me smile


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#15 posted 11-09-2014 06:15 AM

very impressive!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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