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    Cool Log Skidder #113

    My brother in law and his son have been loggers all their lives so wanted to build the son who now has his own logging crew a skidder.
    Turns out not to be as simple as it first looks to be but very interesting. lol
    Iíve always wanted to build some of those big tractor wheels but never had any interest in building the tractor so hereís my way around that. lol

    White oak and a little fir.

    This is a Toys and Joys plan #113







    Days two and three


    Iíll need to get started on the wheels before I can go much farther.


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    A very nice looking build Bruce. You have a wide variety of items that you build. Your threads are always very enjoyable and informative.
    Thanks

    Regards

    Keith

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    How did I miss this one yesterday...
    You're certainly well and truly on the way with the build Bruce...
    Blimey, that radiator is awesome sir!!
    Cheers, Peter

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    Hereís my first try at some tractor wheels for the skidder.
    First need to get some blanks ready.










    Tip As you get started on the treads always mark the first tread that way you can be sure to line these marks up so the treads always line up even if your indexer isnít perfect.

















    Still got a ton a clean up to do but you get the idea. #4 over and out.
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    Cracking loader there, a bit above my standard

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    What a top model Bruce.
    And those wheels are fantastic sir.
    Cheers Peter

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    Top work Bruce

    Regards

    Keith

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    Well here's the finish product.
    I built this mainly to try out building some tractor tires.
    This was a truly fun build to figure out a little out of the ordinary.
    I have a son in law that has a logging operation so I think he will enjoy this in his office.
    I wish the treads were thicker but used the widest blade I had with the wheel jig to get er done.

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    Beautiful work, I particularly enjoyed how you made the wheels

    I have a bit of a soft spot for log skidders. Several years ago I took a day off work to go 4wding in the bush and ended up stuck at the bottom of a track that was severely washed out and couldn’t drive myself out.
    4 days later I got dragged out by a log skidder and 300 metres of wire rope

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    Another top build Bruce

    Congratulations on your excellent project

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