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Backhoe Bucket Mods - Bending Jig - Laminating Thin Strips

A few plan sets require the build of a common component used on both construction and farm equipment, being, a bucket for either a backhoe or a front end loader.
Let us have some fun and change this 1A Backhoe.jpg to this 2 Bucket.jpg .

I would like to show you another workshop jig - a bending jig 14 Outside Form 1.jpg .

The attached "Backhoe Bucket Mods PDF" will show you two (2) methods on how I fabricated the open scoop bucket.
It will also demonstrate how to bend wood using the above jig and a microwave.
Another use for a bending jig is to laminate thin strips of wood to custom shapes and profiles.
The PDF also includes some assembly tips such as what to do if I forget to mount something to a previously painted surface.

Hope you enjoy this article as much as I did creating it.
pdf Backhoe Bucket Mods.pdf     

Happy Toy Making

Ken Martin

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Good post my friend.
Kids will have more fun with the toy if they can pick up stuff, I think.

Kenneth W Martin
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