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Rod T

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Hi Everyone

This is a CAT Skid Steer Loader I made over the past few weekends. 
Timbers are Silky Oak for the main body parts, Walnut for the front forks and Jarrah for the arms (only because I busted the ones I made out of Walnut and didn't have any more)

The joints on the arms and the front forks where quite tight and would hold in an upright position until I oiled it. The Orange oil that I use must have lubricated the dowels and now the joints are looser. 
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Rod T


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Wow love the wood selection nice job

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This is VERY nice.  Love the woods and the design of those front forks/claws. 
Rod T

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Thanks Tony & Cindy

It's the first time I have used the lighter timber (silky oak). Nice grain features, cuts and sands easily, but is a little bit open grained. So smaller pieces can crack along the grain very easily, which is why I ended up using the walnut and Jarrah for the arms etc.
I think in future I will only use it for larger blocky pieces.

Always fun trying new timbers. I have a few others that I have picked up recently.

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Rod T
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Wow and impressive , I'm always interested in your timbers also Rod.
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Very nice loader ..... I like the wood used.

Thanks for sharing....

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This is amazing, just brilliant and the woods look beautiful. 

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Love those good Aussie Timbers. The design is great as well.
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here are a few of my skid steers from my cocktail napkin drawings!  !cid__0213111842.jpg !cid__0216111534.jpg !cid__0206111733.jpg 100_1711.jpg 100_1704.jpg logs for toys.jpg
Rod T

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Nice work Toolow.

I like the use of the dowels for the hydraulic rams. 
This would give a bit more friction to stop the arms flopping about.

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Rod T

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toolw - those are nice.  cocktail napkins lead to great things.  I too like the hydraulic but did I also see a magnet on the third photo, there to keep the scoop slightly off the ground when in the down position?  And those tires are great.  Adding the decals really tops it off. 
Cindy
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