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Project by Orvile Baker posted 01-30-2018 10:23 PM 1467 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like I said , not my best work. This is the first dozer like this I have tried. But I had to share this short story. I was just about done with this Dozer and my 9 yr old grandson came over to visit, he came into my shop and ask what I was making. I told him that I was making my first Big Dozer. He looked at it and said “It looks good papa , but if I take it to school the teacher would only give me a B on it”. I ask him why and he said: Because papa you forgot the tracks.” So I found a piece of black strap and made him happy. He then have me a B+ because the tracks did not look real.. I still get a big smile out of it when I think about it. I hope this brings a smile to your life.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#1 posted 01-30-2018 10:56 PM

B+ from a grandkid… you must have made something special to warrant such a high grade! Great job.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#2 posted 01-30-2018 11:11 PM

NAHHH! You get an “A” for that beauty Bud! Nice work!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 01-31-2018 12:41 AM

For a first, that is pretty damn good Bud…WELL DONE!!

On the tracks I’ve used a “power drive belt” reversed so it looks like tracks.

Also have a look at what “bushmaster” aka Brian did to make a very good set of tracks.

And next time, invite the grandson to also make one for teacher making…. .

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

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#4 posted 01-31-2018 01:03 AM

Looks great from here and I know cause I also built one, in fact it was my first model I build from plans.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#5 posted 01-31-2018 03:50 AM

Thanks to you all and thanks for the links crowie and htl The next thing I hope to show is the Army Halftrack. I have no plans but will try to make a plan as I go.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#6 posted 01-31-2018 03:53 AM

that was a thank you for the help links crowie and htl ,I took a quick look and think they will be a big help.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#7 posted 01-31-2018 04:13 AM

You know that Toys and joys has a plan for one and there are a lot of picture s of half built one around to help you out.

Here's a blog on a Half track.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#8 posted 01-31-2018 06:56 AM

Great looking dozer you did a great job, Cowie gave you a link to how I made tracks simply, first dozer I made was this model, it was my platform to try out the idea I had to make tracks.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 01-31-2018 02:18 PM

You did a nice job on this project. The kids will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 01-31-2018 02:23 PM

Good job on the dozer. Made one for my grandson several years ago. He hasn’t toe it up yet. I give it an A

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#11 posted 01-31-2018 02:29 PM

Very cool looking dozer, grandson giving you a grade is priceless.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#12 posted 01-31-2018 03:05 PM

Better I could ever make – awesome work on details, especialy moving parts.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 01-31-2018 03:59 PM

This is great, members from around the world. I did not know that Jocks was seen by so many people , and from so far away. WOW , all I can say is welcome to Ojibwa, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#14 posted 01-31-2018 04:50 PM

Maybe not your best, but nice to see!


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#15 posted 01-31-2018 05:16 PM

I would like to add that if your grand son was to start playing with it, he would love it more than one made with real tracks as they are a lot more breakable.
Those plans are for building playable models made for a Rough Life.
And you built a winner for that!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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