My Dozer

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Project by Orvile Baker posted 06-21-2019 08:56 PM 1103 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it been a while but here is my first try at a track dozer. It started to be like bushmaster’s, but then I went out on my own. I used his tracks because they are easy to build. Then I mixed what he sent me and put in my 2 cents, then added some pine, walnut, mahogany, and basswood, and whatever scrap I had in the shop. Then I dumped it in a bucket, shuck it up, dumped it out and this is what came out. I guess I’ll keep it for my first try at dozers.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#1 posted 06-21-2019 09:30 PM

turned out nice, I like the mix of woods…

-- Sean

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#2 posted 06-21-2019 09:35 PM

Looks awesome, Orville. Great work on the details.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 06-21-2019 09:55 PM

Hey Orvile I like what comes out of your bucket. Well done

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

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#4 posted 06-21-2019 10:03 PM

a very nice Dozer Bud ..… GREAT JOB :<)))) … GRATZ TOP 3

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

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#5 posted 06-21-2019 10:26 PM

I like the way you shaped the blade. It looks like an actual straight blade.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 06-21-2019 10:33 PM

First class project Bud, the dozer looks great..good realistic detailing…Top Marks Sir!

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

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#7 posted 06-21-2019 11:18 PM

Great work. Super nice!

Bushmaster is indeed a great source of ideas, designs, and encouragement.


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

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#8 posted 06-21-2019 11:39 PM

Hey OB1, same thought as Pj’... where do you buy those buckets?

Great job for a “scrappy” project… What did you use for those levers?

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

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#9 posted 06-22-2019 12:34 AM

Sorry Duck can’t tell you where I got the bucket,( sssssssh the wood fairy dropped it off while the Doc
. kept me busy.) As for control arms, I cheated and used 12ga. copper wire, toothpicks, and small wooden beads. To all of you thanks for the kind words, I am glad to be back in the shop.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#10 posted 06-22-2019 01:28 AM

Nice to see the completed project. As good iif not better. Happy I was able to help get you started, Nice to go it on your own abit, fun to build that way, Freedom to just do it, just making it to fit, No exact measurements to copy.
Mighty fine job, I like your controls, seat etc. your personal touch. It is a top 3 for sure. I like your comment of throwing it in a bucket and thats what came out. Mine is still in the bucket, guess I should see what comes out of my bucket, maybe a D8.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 06-22-2019 01:58 AM

.... used 12ga. copper wire, toothpicks, and small wooden beads….
- Orvile Baker

Great alternative to those that having trouble turning bends in dowels with their lathe.

They look good!

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

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#12 posted 06-22-2019 02:44 AM

I like it. Was going to try one myself, but the tracks worried me. Moved on to other things.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#13 posted 06-22-2019 10:34 AM

That looks a lot like the old cable dozers – only better !!

-- 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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#14 posted 06-22-2019 11:55 AM

Man…that’s great!! Magnificant as usualy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 06-22-2019 01:06 PM

Looks great! Glad to hear you’re back in the shop too.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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