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powderpost
5th Dec 2008, 03:41 PM
Another one of my "toys", the backhoe. Functional parts include the steering and over 25 pivot joints. All wheels are hand made and turn. The seat swivels and the bucket, loader and outriggers all function. There are 210 pieces used to make this one and it took about 150 hours. It is approximately 1:14 scale.
Jim

wheelinround
5th Dec 2008, 03:51 PM
Jim :o thats brilliant so life like love the effects of tread on the tyres :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

Ruddy
5th Dec 2008, 07:12 PM
:aro-u:
I agree with what he said.....
Jim, fantastic work and thanks for showing..
Ruddy

Boxmaker
5th Dec 2008, 10:33 PM
As above.
Wonderful job.Will have to ramp up my skills a fair bit and give one of these ago.
Really unbelievable, till you see one.:2tsup::2tsup:
Boxy

artme
7th Dec 2008, 12:24 PM
Superb work!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

Should give someone a lift!:D

coffenup
7th Dec 2008, 10:53 PM
bloody marvelous jim love it
Regards Michael

Ozkaban
8th Dec 2008, 09:28 AM
Nice work! I'm impressed with the details of it. Would love to sit down and play with it for an hour or two. Purely to undrstand how it works, of course!:D

Cheers,
Dave

Cliff Rogers
8th Dec 2008, 10:47 AM
:2tsup:

Billy
8th Dec 2008, 03:03 PM
niiiiice one mate, how on earth did you work out the pivot points? im doing a loader at the moment with just the front bucket, its driving me nuts! and the tread on the back wheels? how was that done? cheers, billy

munruben
8th Dec 2008, 03:21 PM
Excellent work. :2tsup:

LiliB
8th Dec 2008, 07:26 PM
Hi Jim

You're more than a woodie, you're an artist. Your work blows me away. I love these creations so much. It's a shame that non-woodies don't get to see these things. They are surely missing one of life's great pleasures.

If this is what retirement is like, all I can say, is 'bring it on!!!"

I feel an overwhelming desire to learn the art of this kind of work. Do you do any teaching? Obviously, you have a strong background in woodwork and turning, and I would guess that your creations are the culmination of many years' working in the trade?

Cheers
LiliB
:U:U:U

AUSSIE
8th Dec 2008, 10:11 PM
Jim,another great Model.You have been holding out on us.
Work like that should be on show to encourage others.
I hope others take up the challenge of making a (toy?)
like this or simular model and post them on the WWF
:2tsup::2tsup::clap3:
Ross
AUSSIE

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Galaxy 9
22nd Jan 2009, 03:44 PM
Stunning! Utterly gobsmacking!

arose62
22nd Jan 2009, 06:52 PM
Mucho Impressive!!

As an aside, this afternoon my 6yo daughter was singing

3, 6, 9
the goose drank wine
the monkey chewed the backhoe...

I was wondering how a monkey could chew a backhoe, but now I see a possible way:)

Cheers,
Andrew