Skidder for my son in law

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Project by htl posted 10-25-2019 09:07 PM 1455 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you all know I’m addicted to model building but not just that wheel model building so my last thing that I really needed to try was making some tractor wheels. I was never interested in building the traitor way to many little parts for me but the log skidder uses nearly the same tires and my son in law uses them for a living so why not give it a try and give him a model for his office.

I bought the plans through BearWood and also bought some head lights and steering wheels while I was at it.

The wheels are a long way from perfect but for a first try no to bad, the treads really needed to be thicker but as I have no wide table saw blades just used the widest I had.
Please check out the blog for more details of the build.

The project is a little more challenging than it looks like at first glance and was a lot a fun to figure out and build, and the big tires helps it to stand out around a group of other models.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#1 posted 10-25-2019 11:11 PM

I think the wheels and tires turned out wonderful he should be proud to display it in his office be prepared for more work coming in LMAO GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#2 posted 10-25-2019 11:41 PM

Mighty fine Machine looks like it is read to roll. You did a great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 10-26-2019 05:20 AM

Now that’s one excellent gift to give and for your son-in-law, what a beautiful model to receive.
Lovely craftsmanship Bruce.

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

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#4 posted 10-26-2019 06:24 AM


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-26-2019 10:36 AM

WOW, looking great. I haven’t done any models in a long time, makes me want to do some again.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 10-26-2019 12:17 PM

It sure does stand out. I would be proud of this one. Your b-i-l is going to play with it I bet.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 10-26-2019 02:13 PM

Looks real nice. The tires came out great.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#8 posted 10-26-2019 03:50 PM

Whew, those tires are a massive amount of work and you aced it! Very nice result.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 10-29-2019 01:46 PM

nice work sir, congrats on DT3.

-- Sean

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#10 posted 11-01-2019 05:51 PM

Very nicely done. First class for sure.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 11-22-2019 12:49 AM

Love your wheels. The whole project is wonderful.

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