From the plans of the ToymakingPlans.com come the farm fleet to support the combines from toymaker Dave Szczepanek of Bopa's Wood Shop. The fleet consists of 6 big Farm Tractors with front loader and Grain Dumper. Dave builds an impressive set of Farm Tractors and Grain Dumpers using the Super ReallyWood Big Farm Tractor and Grain Dumper wood toy plan set. He finishes the Farm Fleet using a variety of woods and finishes. Dave's masterful workmanship is stunning.
Dave added a top trim piece to the Grain Dumper that looks great. He also used the same latching dowel that is used on the Super ReallyWood Dump Truck: click here for Dave's latching details on the Dump Truck. We love that Dave also added a yellow warning triangle to the back of the equipment. He told Toymaker Press, "... just in case the Barney Oldfield is on the road!"
Click here for free PDF download created by Dave featuring his Super ReallyWood Big Farm Tractor & Grain Dumpers with all the details and photos of the different types of wood he used.
Above: Dave adds a fleet of 6 big farm tractors with front loader and grain dumper to support the combines he built.
Above: Dave showcases his Poplar fleet. We love the top trim piece he added to the grain dumper.
Above: Dave includes his signature touch to the plans by adding warning triangles to the back of the equipment and a top trim piece to the grain dumper. Great details! The left equipment set is poplar painted a beautiful dark green with yellow accents. Light green paint was used on the grain dumper’s vertical battens. The base color is dark green foliage color.
Above: Side view and a closer look at the farm tractor the engine compartment.
Above: The poplar model using natural stain with walnut accents. The hubs changed from yellow to silver in this model. Wheels were stained using dark walnut.
Above: More views of the poplar model using walnut accents.
Above: Now it is time for the oak boys. They did not want to be out done. The oak was stained using gunstock. Final finish is high gloss polyurethane.
Above: These two versions completed used cherry wood as the base with maple accents.
Above: A closer look at the cherry with maple accents. Per Dave, "You can do the latch in the grain dumper using your method in the plan for the Combine for adding the pivot pin. You add a 1/4 backer to the back lid so the pivot pin can be drilled into the side of the back lid. Likewise you can add a 1/4" backer at the bottom (or 1/4" backer to the whole lid) to create notch without using a router. Notch the back lid first at the bottom and then add backer to create latch stop."
Above: Dave's impressive fleet consists of 6 big farm tractors with front loader and grain dumper. Wow!
Click here for free PDF download created by Dave featuring his Super ReallyWood Big Farm Tractor & Grain Dumpers with all the details and photos of the different types of wood he used
Dave can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.