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Project by SouthavenToyMaker posted 01-19-2020 09:35 PM 584 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Afternoon LJ’s, more then a few months back fellow Lumber Jock Dutchy asked if I would tackle a prototype plan he was working on. And knowing the quality of work he does I must say I was honored in the request. I should have posted this a few weeks ago, but time gets away from us sometimes with holidays, work and what not. I am very pleased with how the Forklift turned out. The materials used are Poplar and Walnut. The lift mechanism works and the steering wheel will actually turn the rear wheels; very cool. As always all comments are welcome

-- Sean





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htl

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#1 posted 01-19-2020 10:07 PM

Great job Sean!!!
And fun looking plans Dutchy!!!
Been meaning to check out the plans but don’t know if I’m up to it,
I know it would be a very up lifting project. ;-]

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Cedrus

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#2 posted 01-19-2020 11:18 PM

I love everything about it. Very pleasing to the eye and for the builder very rewarding to the soul!

Cheers.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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hookfoot

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#3 posted 01-19-2020 11:38 PM

Beautiful. Like your wood selection. I stain walnut and/or cherry prior to finish coat. To me it makes it a little brighter.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 01-20-2020 12:19 AM

That look great S’h’T’M’... You do realise you are now ”obliged to do a step-by-step build blog… and you thought you didn’t have time to post this instalment…

Things must be looking good in Dutchman’s land though… first a new shed, now outsourcing his builds… next he’ll jump into his private jet to come and clip me behind the ears!

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

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torus

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#5 posted 01-20-2020 02:01 AM

I want to PLAY with it! Very very cute!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#6 posted 01-20-2020 03:52 AM

Cute little fork lift. I like your choice of timber. Well done to you and also Dutchy for the plans.

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

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 01-20-2020 07:11 AM

Thanks fellow! This has been a lot of work and especially from prototype drawings. You did it! Americ first, the Netherlands second?

If there are folks who want to build their own one click here

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Dutchy

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#8 posted 01-20-2020 07:25 AM

next he ll jump into his private jet to come and clip me behind the ears!

- LittleBlackDuck

Indeed maybe I have to buy my own jet after my private airplane pilot has stopped

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Ivan

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#9 posted 01-20-2020 11:56 AM

This looks fantastic ! Incredible details!! I envy you on your skill and patience!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-20-2020 12:11 PM

Thank you for the kind comments. Thank LJ for choosing my project as a Daily Top 3

-- Sean

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#11 posted 01-20-2020 12:13 PM

Very nice indeed.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 01-20-2020 03:47 PM

Great Job also great photos very nice
Dee1

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GR8HUNTER

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#13 posted 01-20-2020 04:09 PM

I didnt even know Jan had this plan … he could not have picked a better builder then you for a test … this thing is very kewl looking you have matched the wood combo perfectly … what size is this overall >? GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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recycle1943

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#14 posted 01-20-2020 04:10 PM

all I can do is ditto most of the already made comments

-- 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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Skylark53

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#15 posted 01-25-2020 07:31 PM

This is quite exceptional!! It’s fun to see. I’m sure very satisfying build for you.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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