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Project by mikeho posted 03-04-2013 01:12 AM 1848 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing special, just a 2×4 and a little bit of oak. Routered their name and the year into the bottom so they would remember when they got them.

-- Mike, Thedford NE

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 01:31 AM


AS a toy-maker myself; I think you do great work.

I love the Bobcat.

Years ago, I met Louis Keller who with his broter Cyril is credited with inventing the skidsteer loader.

Rollag MN had the history of them as one of the exhibits one year. Some of the first few have ended up back in the Keller relatives collections.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 04:47 AM

Simple, evocative and functional – a great combination. I like the bed shape on the pickup trucks.

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 08:17 AM

Oh yea, I can see the little one’s playing with them now…OK, how did you cut out the P/U bed?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 01:06 AM

I cut the bed out on the router table, the first piece I cut out of the block of wood was the area behind the cab and above the box then cranking a straight bit up high with the truck upside down.

-- Mike, Thedford NE

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 01:28 AM

way kewl for sure, really nice B-Day gifts that will be enjoyed for long time

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#6 posted 03-06-2013 05:12 PM

Fun and great looking toys! Like the design and the build. Great heirloom pieces for sure.

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#7 posted 03-11-2013 10:32 AM

G’day Mike,
Quote “nothing special” – WELL NO WAY, I love them both the skid-steer loader & the utes….
I would have loved to see a few more photos & some dimensions, please…
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

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

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