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Maple and Cherry excavator made with plans from Wood Magazine, woodmagazine.com/cgtoys This was a lot of fun to build for my son. He can’t stop playing with it. I made the mistake of showing the catalog of all the plans available and now my son wants the other construction vehicles too. Ooops.

Full build album here
http://imgur.com/a/UZFIg

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 09-11-2017 08:09 PM

That really came out nice Eric!
I made the Crane for my grandson a couple of Christmas’s ago and it’s still played with on a daily bases.
I believe this will be a family heirloom.
So, what vehicle are you building next? :)

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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Eric_S

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#2 posted 09-11-2017 08:11 PM

Thank you fivecodys. He wants the crane too, but he asked for the backhoe next.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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diggerdelaney

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#3 posted 09-11-2017 08:15 PM

That will teach you to let him see the others. Seriously great job on the excavator, I also have made the crane. He will enjoy all of the different construction toys in that series.

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks

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WayneC

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#4 posted 09-11-2017 08:22 PM

Cool. I bet he will have fun with it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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lew

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#5 posted 09-11-2017 08:24 PM

Awesome! I can see why he likes it so much!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 09-11-2017 08:38 PM

Very nice and sounds like a chance to introduce him to woodworking.

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woodify

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#7 posted 09-11-2017 08:41 PM

Looks great. Soooo much better than the plastic ones at the big box store. Now you need to make him a dump truck go with it.

-- Woodify ~~ https://www.youtube.com/woodified?sub_confirmation=1

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Eric_S

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#8 posted 09-11-2017 08:46 PM

Thank you all. Woodify, these woodmagazine ones are so much better than any of the stuff you’d find in stores, and most likely will last longer too. He has a few different plastic/metal dump trucks already though so if I make one that will be last on the list.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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htl

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#9 posted 09-12-2017 03:51 AM

Great job and heavy duty for play.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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Woodknack

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#10 posted 09-12-2017 07:24 AM

Sweet excavator. I’ve always wanted to build the crane for my daughter.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 09-12-2017 01:47 PM

this is one awesome looking excavator …..... a perfect toy for a boy ….....looks good and tough ….....GREAT JOB :<)). GRATZ TOP 3

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

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Julian

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#12 posted 09-12-2017 02:23 PM

Well done. Better get started on the next one.

-- Julian

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Ivan

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#13 posted 09-12-2017 02:25 PM

Priceless! Where you can by such toy – lucky kid.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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GR8HUNTER

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#14 posted 09-12-2017 02:45 PM



Priceless! Where you can by such toy – lucky kid.

- majuvla


you can get them here Ivan : https://www.woodstore.net/store/Search.aspx?SearchTerms=construction-grade&a=pubwood&ordersrc=rdwood100923 :<))

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

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htl

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#15 posted 09-12-2017 03:20 PM

The really great thing about these plans is no waiting find a plan you like buy it and down load and you’re at work. How cool is that!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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