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Project by Joe posted 11-05-2009 03:25 AM 2064 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a couple of these excavators from Wood Magazine. The finished one is for my nephew for Christmas and the other is for my wife. Why your wife you ask? She is a children therapist and she uses toys as part of the Childs therapy.

-- Senior Chief

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#1 posted 11-05-2009 03:58 AM

Forget child therapy, I want one!

-- Kate,

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#2 posted 11-05-2009 04:18 AM

That is very nicely made! Compliments, I am sure that the children will love it!

-- Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

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#3 posted 11-05-2009 04:20 AM

Very nice. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 11-05-2009 04:27 AM

Great Toys! Very nice.

-- John @

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#5 posted 11-05-2009 05:03 AM

I thought about making those. Were they difficult? Did they take a long time?

-- Glenn, Arkansas

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#6 posted 11-05-2009 05:14 AM

No they are quite easy to build as long as you are patient. Sometime that’s tough for me, but I am getting better at it. Most of the work is done on the band saw. That’s one of the reason I bought the rigid belt/spindle sander. That baby was a life saver. If I had to do all that by hand I would be done next Christmas. I would say you could nock one out in almost a weekend.

-- Senior Chief

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#7 posted 11-05-2009 07:59 AM

Nice job!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 05-29-2011 03:42 PM

I’m 60 going on 7… can I have one of those nicely done and well built toys?

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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