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Project by Pjonesy posted 05-20-2020 05:39 AM 488 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I haven’t wasted the lock down entirely as you will see. I had a special order for this one. This is from T&J’s plan that I made a couple of modification too. First I made the door to open then I had to devise a locking device which was the tricky part. It is the low door handle on the front of the door. It slides up and down to move a dowel positioned in the center of the door frame that slides into a hole in the cab floor, quite tricky to make but it works well.
Main timbers are Kauri, Cherry, Walnut and Mahogany with Holly for the wheel rims.
Tires are ebonized Mahogany (the more I do the happier I am with them). As usual a coating of Tung oil adds the finishing touch.
Sorry I have not done any blogs about the build, I am a builder not a writer.

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





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Dutchy

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#1 posted 05-20-2020 06:06 AM

I remember the picture of you with this loader on the T & J “feature of the month” website. I did a look and all builders of the past are gone. Only Mike Rohrbach with some old stuff from him is still there. Remarkable, isn’t it. As always you have done a great job with nice wood colors and great craftsmanship.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#2 posted 05-20-2020 06:07 AM

You are that dark horse that keeps winning the Melbourne Cup… not a peep and then a roar of thunder as you emerge from the shadows and cross the line way ahead of the field.

Great job Pj... I’m always in envy of your dark side (with the wheels)... however, I will always question your ebonizing prowess... I reckon you take a picture of the wheels in the dark and Photoshop your model during the day, prior to publishing.

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

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Redoak49

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#3 posted 05-20-2020 10:40 AM

Really great job. The details are so good. When I look at the small details they are so well done with everything perfectly aligned.

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#4 posted 05-20-2020 11:32 AM

OH WOW Peter was my first reaction to seeing this beautiful model sir…

The colours in the mix of timbers pop and the detailing is magnificent sir!

First class project Peter and YES, you’ve certainly excelled in this lockdown isolation period for sure.

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

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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 05-20-2020 11:58 AM

Just an amazing job. Beautiful!

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

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 05-20-2020 11:59 AM

I am a builder not a writer.

That you are sir and a very good one at that

-- 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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9x9

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#7 posted 05-20-2020 01:10 PM

like the details and different color woods———great job

-- Youngsville, LA

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#8 posted 05-20-2020 01:38 PM

this is very excellent i meant just the door workings are amazing and the wood combo is incrediable you have made another masterpiece Peter GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3 (not yet but its coming )

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

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#9 posted 05-20-2020 01:51 PM

Outstanding as always Great Job
Dee1

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drogsod

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#10 posted 05-20-2020 03:01 PM

Great craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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#11 posted 05-20-2020 03:26 PM

Wow, your details are so clean, love the choices of wood and contrast, really lovely work!

-- -- Tyson

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htl

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#12 posted 05-20-2020 04:27 PM

All ways love to see one of your projects come up for air. LOL
So nicely done and you can sure see that you put in the time with them details.
SO! SO!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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Pointer

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#13 posted 05-21-2020 01:40 AM

Nice build. I was wondering about the tires but then I read what you wrote.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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Pjonesy

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#14 posted 05-21-2020 03:30 AM



I remember the picture of you with this loader on the T & J “feature of the month” website. I did a look and all builders of the past are gone. Only Mike Rohrbach with some old stuff from him is still there. Remarkable, isn t it. As always you have done a great job with nice wood colors and great craftsmanship.

- Dutchy


I don’t know what happened when you looked on T&J sight but I just had a quick look and it is still up there under Customer Corner.
Thank you and every one else for the really nice comments, my wife thinks I’ll get a swollen head if this keeps up and I won’t be able to get from my work area back into the house because my head won’t fit through the door.

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

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Pjonesy

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#15 posted 05-21-2020 03:39 AM



You are that dark horse that keeps winning the Melbourne Cup… not a peep and then a roar of thunder as you emerge from the shadows and cross the line way ahead of the field.

Great job Pj... I m always in envy of your dark side (with the wheels)... however, I will always question your ebonizing prowess... I reckon you take a picture of the wheels in the dark and Photoshop your model during the day, prior to publishing.

- LittleBlackDuck
I have learnt over the last few years that the way to get the tyres really black it to do at least 2 coats of ebonizing including the tanin each time light sanding between coats. Dust off the left over residue when dry then put a coat of Tung oil on straight away. I think the other important factor is using Holly for the rims because it is so white the contrast makes the wheels look really good.


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

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