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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2013, 11:02 PM »
Mocked up.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2013, 11:03 PM »
Cab mockup.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2013, 11:04 PM »
Cab interior.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2013, 11:05 PM »
Again.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2013, 11:06 PM »
Again.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2013, 11:07 PM »
Grills.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2013, 11:08 PM »
Another.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2013, 11:09 PM »
Another.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2013, 11:10 PM »
Back wall of the bucket.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2013, 11:12 PM »
Bits and pieces of the bucket sides.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2013, 11:14 PM »
The bucket assembled but not complete.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2013, 11:15 PM »
From a different angle.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2013, 11:16 PM »
Completed bucket.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2013, 11:18 PM »
To date assembly.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2013, 11:20 PM »
The beginning of the railings. Notice that the bends in the railings were made by mitering short sections of the 3/32" dowel stock and gluing back together to form the bends.

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Offline tjbier

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2013, 11:24 PM »
That is insanely awesome! The time it would take has to be a staggering amount!
The detail is obviously fantastic,  I really like the counter weight. Someone has a lot of patients, I just stare in amazement.
Tom- ps, I read these.

Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2013, 01:00 AM »
The total time spent building this was over 2800 hours. There are over 4000 parts. If you assume that Charles got $20 per hour, then the cost in labor alone is $56000. I believe it may have just sold, but I am not sure of that. I see the builder's brother on Facebook quite often, and there was talk of it being sold, however Rob ( the brother) did not say it was.

Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2013, 01:03 AM »
One more thing, look at image #40 which is of the finished bucket. The bits and pieces posted in another photo have been attached. Notice the way the wood grain of these bits and pieces lines up with the grain of the bucket side.

Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2013, 01:07 AM »
Railings anyone.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2013, 01:08 AM »
Test fitting the railings.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2013, 01:09 AM »
Again.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2013, 01:11 AM »
Installed.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2013, 01:15 AM »
Front view. Notice the grain pattern in the cherry and walnut below the cab. The pattern goes together quite well in my opinion.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2013, 01:18 AM »
Size comparison.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2013, 01:20 AM »
What you really have been wanting to see all along.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2013, 01:23 AM »
Another view of the cab.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2013, 01:25 AM »
Another.

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Offline Kev

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2013, 01:26 AM »
Words fail me - that is stupendous! [eek]

Amazing talent - I'd love to see more of his work.

Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2013, 01:31 AM »
Another.

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Offline Colin Giersberg

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Re: Wooden Excavator Model
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2013, 01:33 AM »
Another.

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