Another Grader by Gatto

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Project by Pjonesy posted 02-17-2019 05:00 AM 1024 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I has been a while between models but I have been busy. These graders aren’t made in a day.
This one is made from mostly American Cherry and was a special order for a model collector.
This collector cleaned me out of all my models but I am proud to say I have now raised $10,000.00 for my favourite charities.
People who follow my models will notice some subtle differences to the previous grader I put up here two years ago. This time I made the front axle tilt side to side and I fitted a bar between the blade guides for sliding the blade sideways, it works much better.

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

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#1 posted 02-17-2019 06:06 AM

Oh WOW Peter,
That’s a first class model,
well detailed with just enough timber mix to give contrast.

AND AN EXTRA BIG AUSSIE WELL DONE on the fund raising efforts….

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

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#2 posted 02-17-2019 07:49 AM

“Welcome back” Pj... The difference was obvious… 2 bloody years, missed ya!... has Alzhi taken hold? Shit.. hope I’m not out of line there. Good to hear from you and realize that the kiwi flag is still upright.

People who follow your models must take small steps… great job… gotta get of my rrrs and try the Gatto!

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

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#3 posted 02-17-2019 09:41 AM

I always love your models and this one is no exception. It looks flawless and that is probably true. I like the choice for Cherry as main material. I never have made a Gatto, but this one encourages to do it. NZD 10.000 is a lot of money and I can understand you sold them. Are you starting again with building the ones you sold?

One point of a little disappointment is the bad quality photos.


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#4 posted 02-17-2019 10:42 AM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#5 posted 02-17-2019 11:20 AM

Great job man!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 02-17-2019 12:16 PM

just outstanding, looking at the detail takes ones breath away

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 02-17-2019 12:30 PM

Fantastic job…

I really like the wheels and axles.

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#8 posted 02-17-2019 02:28 PM

Peter GRATZ on finding a collector for your very beautiful collection i do like the changes you have made your work is always GR8 GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ DT3

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

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#9 posted 02-17-2019 02:49 PM

Tres beau travail félicitation !!!!
Je suis toujours impressionné par la minutie que vous apporter a vos voitures.
Bravo pour pour le montant que vous avez ammaser pour votre fondation.
Continuer a fabriquer c’est vraiment un beau passe-temps.

Very nice work congratulation !!!!
I am always impressed by the thoroughness that you bring to your cars.
Congratulations for the amount you have ammaser for your foundation.
Continue to manufacture is really a nice hobby

-- Francois Québec

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#10 posted 02-17-2019 03:06 PM

Outstanding job and I applaud your charity work,you sir are a artist I have only built one Gatto plan and really doubt if I do another?
Great Job!

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#11 posted 02-17-2019 03:22 PM

Love the detail. Nice work.

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

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#12 posted 02-17-2019 04:31 PM

Beautiful! Great craftsman.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#13 posted 02-17-2019 06:08 PM

Awsome! Lots to like about this skillfully executed model like the detail (interior removed on exhaust pipe in last photo).

-- socrbent Ohio

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#14 posted 02-17-2019 06:16 PM

Real top of the line work, real niceeeeeeeeee!

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#15 posted 02-17-2019 06:37 PM

Thanks for the new pictures! GREAT!


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