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Project by Jason1974 posted 11-07-2018 10:37 PM 434 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’m looking at my projects here on LJ and I noticed something wasn’t right. I was missing one of my models. It took me about 2 minutes to figure it out. I couldn’t believe I forgot to post Dutchy’s Fordson Super Dexta tractor. This tractor was finished before I started working on the WS Semi Tractor and Low Boy trailer. I would have to say, this was my favorite model to build.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.





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crowie

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#1 posted 11-07-2018 10:48 PM

That’s one magnificent model Jason….
Well and truly deserves a post to showoff your handiwork, top marks!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Jason1974

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#2 posted 11-07-2018 10:50 PM

Thanks Crowie, I still can’t believe I forgot to post this project.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 11-07-2018 10:54 PM

Super nice – love the engine detail

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 11-07-2018 11:29 PM

Thanks for posting! :)

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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socrbent

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#5 posted 11-07-2018 11:49 PM

Great looking. This old farm boy marvels at the detail in the model.

-- socrbent Ohio

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 11-08-2018 12:00 AM

does the steering work ? LOL on mine I kind of does was probably the best model I ever put together and looks like you done another superb job on this one also Jason love the wired engine makes it look more detailed GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

OH BTW how did you finish the tires ?

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Redoak49

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#7 posted 11-08-2018 12:30 AM

Well done!

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Jason1974

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#8 posted 11-08-2018 12:32 AM

Tony, the tires are actually made out of pine since I didn’t have any hard wood that wide enough to make the tires. Then I stained them black and sprayed them with schllac. I used dutchy’s jig to make the groves on the tires as well.

And yes the steering wheel does move the front wheels. That part was the toughest. Making those small gears was pretty challenging.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 11-08-2018 12:37 AM


And yes the steering wheel does move the front wheels. That part was the toughest. Making those small gears was pretty challenging.

- Jason1974

that is awesome i would like to build it again maybe spend more time on it and dip into CA glue as i did not have any when i built mine :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 11-08-2018 12:39 AM

Brilliant… definitely inspired by the ingenious SketchUp addenda… BRW. did you actually check it out (the SU)?

Great engine creation and the wires are a great addition… did you hollow out the fuel tank and pour gas into it?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 11-08-2018 12:51 AM

you mean Diesel never put gas into a diesel motor LMAO :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Jason1974

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#12 posted 11-08-2018 01:04 AM

Yeah, that would be a bad day if that ever happened. Haha

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

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htl

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#13 posted 11-08-2018 01:18 AM

Super nice job!
Dutchy needs to design some plows or the like for his beautiful plans.
These models need tools so they can go to work and be able to pay their shelf rent me thinks.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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ralbuck

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#14 posted 11-08-2018 05:24 AM



Great looking. This old farm boy marvels at the detail in the model.

- socrbent


Super well done. From another old farm boy!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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majuvla

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#15 posted 11-08-2018 09:27 AM

Beautiful and very detailed…large back tyres are my favourite detail.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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