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I did a post on the old forum and on this and Big Dave ask if I would repost so here goes. A friend of mine at work carves and likes old tractors and trucks and ask if I would like for hm to whittle me a model of them. The following are some pics of what he did in wood and after he painted them. He will admit what he does is good but to me I can't imagine having the ability to do what he calls whittling.

Here is the 1952 VAC he did of my grandpas tractor. When you look at them side by side the tires have the same number of lugs and the toplink left and right hand threads are present.










When he looked at the tractor dad had a juice can on the muffler when he brought he had carved one and said give this to your dad in case he has to park it outside.


He also cut plex glass for the lights

Here is a couple of the 1968 C40 that belonged to my other grandpa. He bought it new and Ricky whittled it also.






The truck has the tread in the tires same # of springs and complete underside drive shaft and all. I can't even carve my initials in a tree.
 

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I would try that but next time you see me I have no fingers. That is the best I have ever saw with a knife Gordon. sure like to get him to wittle me one out of my Old Case..Thanks for posting .JR
 

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Thanks Gordon, Both pieces are truly amazing.
Your friend has a God given talent of bringing art out of a piece of wood.
Every time I look at them I see something else to amaze me.
And his painting skill ain't too shabby either. ;)
 
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Thanks for re-posting and adding the trucks. unbelievable work..........................................
 

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That is incredible work! :shock:
 

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WOW!!!
absolutely amazing, craftsmanship like that can only come from one place...
 

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Thanks for all the nice comments. I too believe that a talent like that is GOD given. I've had several people ask how much is one piece. The hood,grill,side panals, torque tube,rearend, generator, belt and floorboard are all one piece. the other parts were carved and put on. The pics don't show it very well but there are universals it the steering colums and notches with bolt holes where the drawbar adjust and sparkplugs in the head.
 

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That is very nice Gordon! The detail is just like the real thing. That is a treasure almost as much as your tractor i am sure.
 
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