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TomDullage

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Just finished this one, another Christmas present. Great fun to build and should provide plenty of play!

King Ranch F-150 + Fantastic Farm Tractor & Trailer

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Evening Tom,

looks very nice.

Do you have pictures of the building-process? How many hours did it take to build?

How did you make teh big wheels of the tractor?

What kind of paint did you use? I am asking this because, I become grandfather for the first time and I am thinking about using child-friendly paints. Over in the Netherlands I can only find such sort of paint by brand as Little Green and Farrow & Ball.
It seems - I red somewhere - that Rust-Oleum spray is also non-toxic.



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Well done. I made one a while back. It was a lot of fun to build. I am always impressed with how well everybody paints. Not won of my strong suits.
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Evening Tom,

looks very nice.

Do you have pictures of the building-process? How many hours did it take to build?

How did you make teh big wheels of the tractor?

What kind of paint did you use? I am asking this because, I become grandfather for the first time and I am thinking about using child-friendly paints. Over in the Netherlands I can only find such sort of paint by brand as Little Green and Farrow & Ball.
It seems - I red somewhere - that Rust-Oleum spray is also non-toxic.


Hi Peter,

Sorry, my building process is too sporadic and chaotic for me to take pictures! I tend to have a couple of projects on the go, so don't really have an exact time scale, but the tractor and trailer was a fairly quick build, an hour or two here and there over about 3 weeks.
I used PlastiKote Fast Dry Project Enamel paint, brushed on. It's water based and safe on children's toys.
The tractor wheels were made in two parts, as per John's plan. I first cut the outer diameter on the bandsaw, using a home made circle cutting jig, then cut the centre out of it, using a hole saw, to form the tyre. The inner part of the wheel was then cut, again using the circle cutting jig, to fit inside the tyre.
I hope that helps.

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