American Dragline

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Project by Terry posted 05-26-2012 06:51 PM 2160 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an American Dragline that I built about 5 years ago. It was my own design from memory when I used to work on one as a heavy equipment mechanic. Parts were made from scrap pine blocks. Finish is 3 coats of Shellac. Drag rope, Hoist rope, and boom cables are 1/8” steel cable. I put it in the family reunion auction last year, it made over $100.00.

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#1 posted 05-26-2012 07:36 PM

Far too cheap at $100 when you consider the workmanship this would be loved by my little grandson Reuben Jay.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 05-26-2012 08:50 PM

A lot of detail. I’ve always liked that dragline. I’m glad you joined lumberjocks, hope to see more posts soon.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#3 posted 05-26-2012 10:28 PM

Beautiful Job, will you make me one for $100… ;[) A lot of work I see went into that…...

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#4 posted 05-26-2012 10:34 PM

I’m guess the $100 was just a month long lease so the lucky recipient could display it for the month.

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!"

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#5 posted 05-27-2012 07:03 AM

very impressive terry great detail

-- robert dignam

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#6 posted 05-27-2012 02:08 PM

Thanks everybody, there are a lot of great guys here on lumberjocks, I’m glad to be part of it. Bob I saw your backhoe it was very impressive also.

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#7 posted 05-27-2012 04:02 PM

Very nice. I remember how much work you had in this. You should come down here and we can make lots of projects in my shop! I hope to see more of your awesome work posted soon!

-- If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

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#8 posted 05-29-2012 04:04 PM

that is pretty impressive, a bargain for whoever got it.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#9 posted 05-30-2012 09:39 AM

That is one good looking machine.

-- arnies

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#10 posted 10-24-2012 04:26 AM

I agree. An absolute bargain for such a neat workmanship. If it wasn’t an internal family auction, it could have fetched, say $500? Just a perspective though. Still, I’m admiring the craftsmanship and effort and definitely the overall detailed outlook of it. Will be looking out for more crafts like these in the form of other heavy equipment and you might wish to consider getting all fellow lumberjocks members to participate in future auctions for those interested?

-- Christopher -

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#11 posted 08-17-2014 08:21 PM

WOW. Extremely nice.

-- Leonard H.

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