Silage Chopper Wooden Model
It's been awhile since I did anything with wood, much less with a wooden model, but here was my latest creation. I thought some of you might like it. As you know we are pretty proud of our chopper, and it was Alyson's first ride in a tractor. It was only a matter of time before I made a wooden one of our chopper.
A few weeks ago I presented this to my Uncle and I thought he was going to cry. He just could not believe that I would spend so much time on something and just give it away. Well for me it was fun making it, but for my Uncle...who lives on this thing in the summer, it meant a lot.
The wooden model itself is one of a kind. From the CB in the cab, to the logging chain to the bottles on the floor, this wooden model IS and only could be, our machine. That is what makes it special. It took me about 4 weeks to put together including the case, and it took 8 hours to hand carve the big tractor wheels apiece, and each of the smaller wheels took about 6 hours apiece.
I wish the pictures came out better, but to be honest with you they never do. There is just too many details to pickup. Not that it really matters. My Uncle loves it and that's all that really matters.
And a picture of the real machine for comparison purposes...
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"