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Project by GR8HUNTER posted 07-07-2020 09:29 PM 581 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HAD some super good fun time making this one Dutchy’s patterns are amazing if you ever thought about making a model I suggest his plans HERE
I have about 30 hours on this forklift made from maple , walnut, mahogany for seat and satinwood for light on back I followed the plans very close except I added a fire extinguisher and I also made a skid and a load hope you enjoy it as much as I had fun making it :<))

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

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#1 posted 07-07-2020 10:00 PM

Wow! That is really nice!

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#2 posted 07-07-2020 10:23 PM

Nice work! Lots of details. I’m not used to seeing a forklift without a red puddle under it.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#3 posted 07-07-2020 10:37 PM

Really nice job, Tony (and Dutchy)! Is the pallet made out of pallet wood? ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 07-07-2020 11:03 PM

Looks like a Toyota and is that hydraulic steering ? Great job ! !

-- 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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#5 posted 07-07-2020 11:08 PM

nope pallet made from scrap wood thou LOL
Yes Dick hydraulic rope steering :<))
thanks all for nice comments

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

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#6 posted 07-07-2020 11:13 PM

Great job GR8...

Not trying to diminish the build, but that pallet makes it look really authentic.

Couple of questions/points,
  1. Do you live in a neighbourhood where thieves prop vandalised/stolen items on bricks?
  2. Is that a Bloody Mary mixture in the thermos?
  3. Where’d you get those small metal straps for the cargo?
  4. Heavy loads are,

    usually front heavy!

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

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#7 posted 07-07-2020 11:54 PM

Beautiful job Tony!!!
Love the extras you added.

Dutchy better hurry and come up with another cool project for us. Hint! Hint!! LOL!!!
Made my day!!!

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#8 posted 07-07-2020 11:59 PM

1 – yes in the city there is always a car on blocks
2 – bloody nancy mixture
3 – they are nylon zip ties super glued to bottom on skid
4 – you know all I post gets a peek underneath no I will not post my wife in a dress just for you LOL :<)))

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

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#9 posted 07-08-2020 12:24 AM

Just another excellent job!

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#10 posted 07-08-2020 12:40 AM

Great job Tony, really nice use of coloured timber. Keep up the good work.

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

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#11 posted 07-08-2020 12:47 AM

et little lift tony,nice work…..

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#12 posted 07-08-2020 12:48 AM

Very nice Tony! That’s some awesome work; love your choice of woods!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 07-08-2020 01:19 AM

Tony, Really great looking piece! Love all the details.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#14 posted 07-08-2020 05:25 AM

Beutiful project, beautiful photos too…very detailed and authentic forklift

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 07-08-2020 06:38 AM

You have made a great forklift Tony. I feel a little said I did not include my drawing with the fire extinguisher and the load. They are wonderful additions!

Last time a truck with red rear lights, now a forklift with a red extinghuisher. I will see what I will do with these facts with my next model.


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