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    me and Caleb are going to have fun with our new tractors...
    I'll be building another one tomorrow, it's going to be bright yellow with red, white and blue flames...



    the pattern for the tractor is in the latest issue of SSW...

    Trout
    Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
    Fish are food, not friends!

  • #2
    Cool tractor, Trout ... How big is it?
    Ian

    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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    • #3
      Trout, I love it!! I was eyeing that article and wondering about it. How long did it take you and how hard was it?? Did you make your own wheels or buy them??

      Cathy in NE
      Cathy in NE

      "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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      • #4
        That is a great tractor and I like the painting. I'll have to make some for my grandson if I ever get my new issue of SSW.
        Bill

        I have an RBI Hawk 220-3 VS

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        • #5
          I guess Ian hasn't received his latest issue of SSW...

          the tractor is 5 inches long, 2 1/2 inches high and 3 1/2 inches wide at the back tires..

          I'm doing our tractors out of Poplar..
          I'm using I inch for the body..1/4 for the axle spacers..1/2 for the front tires..3/4 for the rear tires, 1/8 for the steering wheel, and 3/16 dowels for the axles..
          I also put one small washer between the tire and the body which helps the wheels turn nicely..

          a piece of cake to cut, even the wheels..

          the hard part was trying to figure out what color to paint them, that was a good hour in Michael's..
          then another 2 hours at a different hobby shop trying to figure out what stickers to get which cost me $12..

          Trout
          Last edited by Trout; 01-06-2007, 10:33 PM.
          Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
          Fish are food, not friends!

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          • #6
            The first word my kid brother learned to speak was, 'Mum'. The next was, 'tractor'! Until he was about 3 years old he was absolutely obsessed with them, but could we find a toy tractor in any of the toy shops? No chance! Unfortunately, as he grew out of tractors he graduated to an obsession with combine harvesters.

            Anyway, it's a lovely project Trout. It's so heart-warming that you and Caleb are enjoying each other's company in the workshop.

            Gill
            There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
            (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gill
              Unfortunately, as he grew out of tractors he graduated to an obsession with combine harvesters.
              Gill
              He didn't grow up to be one of the Wurzels did he? lol

              "Cuz I got a brand new combine harvester
              An' I'll give you the key"


              Ian

              Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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              • #8
                Ready for play...


                Mrs.Trout thinks I should make trailers for them...

                I'm ready for a new project...

                Trout
                Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                Fish are food, not friends!

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                • #9
                  Mrs. Trout should be hired as your painter, detailer! surely she can paint on something fancy for less then you paid for the stickers!!! They do look great though. Dale
                  Dale w/ yella saws

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                  • #10
                    Great tractors, Trout!

                    Yes, I too think trailers would be a fine idea. And then perhaps a barn...and some livestock...

                    Chris
                    "If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin's egg."

                    Saws: AWSF18, Meccano Mk II

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                    • #11
                      Nice tractors. I also think trailers would be a great addition.
                      You already have the hod rod tractors.
                      The paint work is perfect did you chuck the wheels to get them so even while painting?
                      Rolf
                      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                      • #12
                        They look great Trout. Trailsers would be good - and some blocks to load into the trailers.

                        Hey how about a backhoe for your next project - and a truck to load things into?
                        Ian

                        Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                        • #13
                          Really neat idea for these Ian. They should go over quite well.
                          Kevin
                          Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                          Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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