A toys and joys excavator

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Project by Dee1 posted 09-14-2017 05:52 PM 4288 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest from Toys and Joys I have not been real proud of these plans and I have taken some steps with this build that vary from the plans.
Kind of lost interest in it for a while.
decided to go ahead and finish it such as it is.

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#1 posted 09-14-2017 06:03 PM

Beautiful +++ BEAUTIFUL!

Plans are ONLY a place to start FROM!

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

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#2 posted 09-14-2017 06:12 PM

Excellent work. Contrasting woods make it even more beautiful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-14-2017 06:15 PM

“Such as it is”????

Holy cow! If you’re not satisfied with this, then I’d LOVE to see what you are satisfied with! It must be spectacular.

I’d be really proud to set this on my shelf.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#4 posted 09-14-2017 06:15 PM

Great looking model. Love your choose of wood.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#5 posted 09-14-2017 06:42 PM

Good job…...

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 09-14-2017 07:58 PM

I like the thumb you added.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 09-14-2017 08:19 PM

Dee you are not that glad with this build and had some trouble to make it. I know this feeling. But you and I know that mostly others don’t see our shortcomings. And as you can see on the comments I’m speaking the thruth ;).

The excavator is looking great and I’m one of the others that doesn’t see any mistake. The only thing I would have done otherwise is the cabin color, but that is personal.

I predict a daily TOP 3.


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#8 posted 09-14-2017 08:23 PM

Kind of lost interest in it for a while.

- Dee1


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#9 posted 09-14-2017 11:31 PM

Very nicely done!!!
I’ve been thinking about building this new one like yours it has a much smoother more modern look to it, they took the toy look away from the project and made it into a model.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#10 posted 09-15-2017 12:12 AM

I like the little circle handles on the side doors ….can you tell me how you made them ….. I have to kind of agree with Dutchy about the cab ….but looks good overall …GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#11 posted 09-15-2017 02:49 AM

Wow, that is quite detailed and well done.

-- Rick M,

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#12 posted 09-15-2017 04:15 AM

I like the cabin color !!! :-]

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#13 posted 09-15-2017 04:38 AM

..... not satisfied with this, then I d LOVE to see….

- Underdog

Dee1, I Fully agree with U’d’... I’d ”hate” to see the gem you’d be satisfied with…

..... only thing I would have done otherwise is the … color…...

- Dutchy

In the words of a famous Dutchman…. I would have preferred a more masculine chair covering.

Otherwise, Great job!

PS. Sorry to nit pick, but you need to improve on your close up photography. I personally would appreciate an in focus close up of the cockpit as a belated addendum…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#14 posted 09-15-2017 08:10 AM

Looks great Dee…just enough contrast in the timbers to highlight the machine and skills of the woodworker…

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

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#15 posted 09-15-2017 08:24 AM

I think you have done a great job, well done. It sounds like you weren’t very pleased with the plans. Is this another T&J set of plans that leave a bit to be desired?

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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