New Holland Tractor and Kane Trailer

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Project by darkmyble posted 02-02-2018 08:54 PM 4379 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi folks.. its been a while since i last posted any of my work. It seems the more I make these things the more people want them! It’s quite the paradox. I jest of course.. it can be quite frustrating though when I’m itching to make other things.

Anyway.. so, this is the same tractor I’ve posted before but this time with the addition of the ‘Kane’ trailer. It was a fairly easy build. That being said the thin strips were tedious and fiddly to make.

I’m afraid i haven’t got many photos but i have several items i want to share with you that made this build easier and better.

First off is a Proxxon Pen Sander..

This makes my life so much easier. First thing i did though was order some sticky back hook and loop 220 grit sandpaper. So rather than use their one time use self adhesive grit paper i now have the ability to swap and change small 1/2” squares of sandpaper quickly and efficiently.

Next piece of kit that has helped me is an bidirectional clamp that i can use for my drill press..

The clamp is very handy when working with smaller parts and for drilling holes in line at given increments precisely.

Next up..

A pack of mill end bits. These would be used primarily in a milling machine but what i’m doing for my smaller parts that my scroll saw just cant do is putting them in my drilll press.. changing the belt ratio so i get the max speed of 2650rpm. Now, with a mill end bit in the chuck i can mill out material precisely and efficiently. Granted it takes a little longer but the issue with my scroll saw is that its cheap. Its blades are not good at all and for the sort of stuff i’m doing its more like using a lump hammer instead of a mallet if you catch my drift.

Wheels.. i never tyre (haha) of doing these..

and with the majority of the parts all sorted for the tractor…

It doesn’t take long to make the tractor.. down to 2 days now.

I also enjoy making the seat and steering and column. I designed the dash my self using MS powerpoint. The steering wheel was milled using the method described earlier.. it works a treat.

A little side project came up.. which doesn’t warrant its own post i don’t think..
A wall mounted toy car storage solution which holds 200 matchbox/hotwheels cars..

So i hope you like my efforts.. and this little blog..

Next up for me is a Star Wars X Wing and a Triumph Stag.. and a 2 foot combine harvester to go with the tractor and trailer..

Hope you’re all well.. thanks for reading

bfn.. Mark

-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again

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#1 posted 02-02-2018 09:21 PM

Very nice sir. You are using the same mill bits. The different I’m using them at about 20.000 RPM. Next time I will lower the speed to about 10.000 RPM to see if the burning marks will be less than in the past. And also I know the benefits of a crossing table (bidirectional clamp). Thanks for sharing.


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#2 posted 02-02-2018 09:31 PM

Thanks Dutchy. Im considering in making a stand and clamp for my small multitool device.. that has a variable speed of 10k to 35k rpm.. so i think for milling it would be much better. I personally love your setup.. those stands are so nice. To be fair the crossing table is a little large for my needs.. it was going cheap so i took a chance. It works but for a little more money i could get something that would be easier to use with the multi tool.. a future project in the making. THis is a good opportunity to thank you for your hard work on those bloggs. Ive purchased both the dexta and the vw and reading your blogs adds an extra level of how to that is just brilliant.. thank you :)

-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again

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#3 posted 02-02-2018 10:43 PM

Great job and matches up just right!!!

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#4 posted 02-03-2018 01:29 AM

i like how the cab comes off and on ….like the seat ….trailer looks nice also …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#5 posted 02-03-2018 02:34 AM

Great job and thanks for showing some of your tools.

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#6 posted 02-03-2018 03:52 AM

Very Nice! & Well done Mark!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 02-03-2018 04:23 AM

Details galore, really nice project!
Does that Proxon sander vibrate your hands?
I ask because vibration starts my RA, rheumatoid arthritis!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#8 posted 02-03-2018 09:24 AM

Real candy, even for adaults. Wheels look incredible.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 02-03-2018 10:00 AM

Now that a beaut set of tractor and farm trailer…well done!!

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

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#10 posted 02-03-2018 12:25 PM

Outstanding work! Love those wheels and seat and all the fine detail; it’s what brings it to life! Nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 02-03-2018 12:49 PM

That is some amazing work on this. The detail is incredible, right down to the seats. I really like the wheels! Thanks for showing what you use to make this beautiful tractor.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 02-03-2018 01:35 PM

Details galore, really nice project!
Does that Proxon sander vibrate your hands?
I ask because vibration starts my RA, rheumatoid arthritis!

- oldnovice

Indeed it does vibrate.. and even i limit use of it. However its so effective that i rarely need to use it for long, but it so good at getting into those places where conventional sanding is difficult.. or time consuming.

-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again

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#13 posted 02-03-2018 01:43 PM

Wow! This is an outstanding model and it displays a lot of wonderful details and fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 02-03-2018 01:51 PM

Excellent post, and work.

Can you provide a link or name of that bidirectional clamp?

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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#15 posted 02-03-2018 02:04 PM

Very Very nice great idea on the seat, wonderful project

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