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Digger, Loader.

A bit of fun, not original, I saw it somewhere, gave inspiration,great fun.

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derek willis 102/09/2018 11:40:05
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Derek Lane03/09/2018 16:54:51
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Now that is the type of thing that I enjoy making. a nice example of a great toy which will give hours of pleasure to a young one to play with.

Robin Buckland 303/09/2018 18:17:42
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Hi Derek,

This is the sort of thing that makes me wish I was any good at woodworking, I can imagine my young grandson being wide eyed at such a digger. Thanks for sharing this with us. thumbs up

Robin smile

derek willis 104/09/2018 09:31:06
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I don't believe you Robin, your skills are more than adequate for this little

project, I don't do turning, so I had a friend turn the lengths of dowel for the wheels,

then Icut off on the bandsaw and recessed with a forstner bit,the rest is just a matter

of a few components made and then assembled.

derek.

Derek Lane04/09/2018 12:17:59
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Posted by derek willis 1 on 04/09/2018 09:31:06:

I don't believe you Robin, your skills are more than adequate for this little

project, I don't do turning, so I had a friend turn the lengths of dowel for the wheels,

then Icut off on the bandsaw and recessed with a forstner bit,the rest is just a matter

of a few components made and then assembled.

derek.

Another solution for wheels is to use a hole saw which will drill the axle hole as well as cut the outside diameter just a case of using the right sized hole saw for the size of wheel needed

derek willis 105/09/2018 10:04:11
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Yes a hole saw works, but soon gets blunt cutting 14 wheels through 18mm hardwood, (Beech)

and then you start to loose the finish, tried it.

derek.

Derek Lane05/09/2018 11:34:09
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Just cleaned up the multiple postings Derek

Ron Davis05/09/2018 19:57:07
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Hole saws are meant for cutting metal, they have too many teeth for wood, all of them cut at the same time, they clog the teeth and then you have the fun of getting it out of the saw.

The only successful job I did with mine was cutting holes in plastic buckets so i could grow tomatoes in them!

Ron

Derek Lane06/09/2018 10:01:35
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Posted by Ron Davis on 05/09/2018 19:57:07:

Hole saws are meant for cutting metal, they have too many teeth for wood, all of them cut at the same time, they clog the teeth and then you have the fun of getting it out of the saw.

The only successful job I did with mine was cutting holes in plastic buckets so i could grow tomatoes in them!

Ron

Not had a problem I found if i drilled a hole next to the line on the waste side or cut right up to the edge it gave somewhere for the dust to go and helped keep the teeth clear. Been using mine for some time like this. I also ten t drill from both sides otherwise the plug ends up right in the hole saw and can be difficult to get out.

derek willis 106/09/2018 13:20:55
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Well, I guess we all have our way of doing things, best left alone.

Derek.

Ron Davis06/09/2018 19:51:04
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Thanks Derek, I will remember that one if I need to do it again. The last time I did this I was asked to drill three 90mm holes in a piece of marine play and both the hole and the piece cut outwere needed. don't as whatthe job was as I only got to do paert of it.

Ron

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