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Handmade Wooden Machines

Discussion in 'Models and Miniatures' started by Born2clearcut, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    Log Loader
    This log loader i made is pretty much just from memory so its kinda just a mix of machine type. Main house is made out of oak , the counter weight ,cab , boom ,stick are Spalted Walnut , Heel and tracks are walnut with a maple burl undercarriage. All rams go in / out /up and down the grapple opens /closes /rotates and swings free .Tracks rotate around and the house swings 360 degrees
     

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  2. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    Heres a couple more pics of log loader . I made the tug boat in one of the pictures then i made a barge for it to tow. then i figured i need something on the barge so i made a little grapple yarder for it but was to small. I then built the log loader alittle bigger for the barge. Thats how I started to make my own machines.
     

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  3. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    Excavator
    This excavator is made from Splated Maple and Walnut . The house is made from Spalted Maple , The darker wood used is Walnut ,The bucket is Splated Walnut with a Yew wood thumb , The ram cylinders and pins are made out of Oak stained black . All functions can be moved manually in/out/up and down the house swings 360 degrees tracks rotate around .
     

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    JeremiahSr Well-Known Member

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    Wow. How much time do u think u have in these projects? Looks extremely detailed! Good looking work!
     
  5. Dozerboy

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    Wow great work
     
  6. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    Thanks for the compliments . As for how much time iI have into them i'm not really sure I don't keep track . I just do them for fun i really enjoy making them. My friends keep buying them ,so i keep making them until i have some for myself
     
  7. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    Anyone interested in buying one of my wooden machines PM me for more info .Also a heavy equipment forums member discount :cool:
     

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  8. Sawmiller

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    Born2clearcut, Those are awsome very nice work. I can tell you put a ton of time in them. Good luck on there sell.
    Sawmiller
     
  9. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    Thanks Sawmiller . I did sell them both and i would like to thank Heavy Equipment Forums for letting me post them and all for having a look:cool2
     
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    Very impressive! Love the cab view, even has the compartment behind the seat. Kind of funny a log loader made out of logs.
     
  11. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    Here's a excavator made out of yellow cedar ,yew wood with walnut tracks
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    Fantastic work
     
  13. thepumpguysc

    thepumpguysc Senior Member

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    Very impressive work.. that's one heck of a skill you have..
     
  14. Wytruckwrench

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    You are amazing! I can’t imagine the time you have into those.
     
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    Simply amazing work! I thought I did good this week building a three foot by six foot landing for the rear door of the house. I don't think I would live long enough to build something like that excavator and much of my attempts would end up as kindling in the wood stove!
     
  16. Born2clearcut

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    Thanks all. Couple more pics of yellow cedar excavator at work lol.I have another log loader I'll post some pictures when I get them organized 2012_1002hoeaug2012number20023.JPG 2012_1002hoeaug2012number20021.JPG 2012_1002hoeaug2012number20018.JPG 2012_1002hoeaug2012number20028.jpg
     
  17. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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