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Handmade Wooden Machines

Born2clearcut

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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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Born2clearcut

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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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Born2clearcut

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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

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

Born2clearcut

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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
 

Born2clearcut

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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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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
 

Born2clearcut

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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
 

Fastdirt

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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.
 

kshansen

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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!
 

Born2clearcut

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This one has a few updates on it . It has a wishbone track link update with inter locking track pads , also has spring loaded idlers to keep a little bit of tension on tracks for a smooth rolling tracks. Made the cab to tilt for lowbedding on hiway lol. Made out of curly maple with a walnut carrier Yew wood grapple and a few highlights
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