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Left you can see the parts cut out of 1.5 mm steel plate for the construction of two buckets.Right you can see that the middle plate is bended in shape.

Left you can see that the big bucket is welded completely,and the small bucket is put together with some spot welding.The bended plates in front are going to be welded on top of the buckets.

Left you can see that the bended plate on the top of the bucket,and the adaptor plates are welded,also on the outside of the bucket the reinforcement plates at the outside of the bucket are welded on.Also you can see here how the adaptor plates fit in the quick coupler.Right you can see the difference in size of the buckets,the big one is 120 mm wide,the small bucket is 70 mm wide.Next thing is to add the tooth and some more reinforcement plates to the curved side of the bucket.21 februari 2014:

Left you can see the piece of stainless steel where the teeth are going to be made from.Right you can see the milling of the first angled side.

Left you can see the milling of the inside angle.Right you can see the 2 rows of teeth seperated from the block,and the groove made for the connecting with the bucket later on.

Left you can see the cutting of the individual tooth.

Left you can see the teeth after the separation.Right you can see that the teeth have got more detail,the hole for the pin is drilled,and the teeth are shaped here and there.

Left you can see the big bucket finished.Right you can see a close-up,on the side edges of the bucket is also made a knife,and the logo of the original manufacturer ( Verachterd Holland) is put in place also.

Left you can see the bottem of the bucket,and the reinforcement plates welded on.Right you can see the small bucket

Left you can see the special ripper teeth on the outside of the bucket,and also the knifes on the edge of the bucket.Right you can see that the bottem of the bucket is reinforced with extra plates that are welded on.

Left you can see the difference between the buckets,the big one weighs 970 gramm,and has a volume of 700 mL.The small bucket weighs 760 gramm,and has a volume of 400 mL.Right you can see the big bucket connected on the quick coupler.

Left you can see the bucket connected with the quick coupler on the stick.Right you can see how big the buckets are ,the puppet is also in scale 1:16 as the excavator is.28 Februari:

Left you can see the adapter plates for 3 more tools.Right you can see the ripper from Verachterd that I'm going to make.

Left you can see the parts before welding them together.Right you can see that the parts are welded together and I am constructing the tooth bij welding plates together,and fill the gabs.After that the tooth is shaped using a grinder.

Left you can see the ripper tooth finished.Right you see the ripper tooth attached to the excavator.

Left you can see the bracket that I already made for a sorting grab that I am going to make when the excavator is finished.Right you see the brackets and the tooth for the next bucket.06 March 2014:

Left you see the original bucket that I want to make in model size,a skeleton bucket that is mostly used at demolition projects.Right you can see that I cut the strips from a plate on the milling machine,and after that I bend the strips in the desired shape.

Left you can see all the parts ready,so the welding can start.Right you see the welding of the strips,using brass strips for the right distance between them.

Left you can see the bucket finished.Right a close-up of the bucket,here you can see the strips looking great.

Left you can see the bucket connected to the excavator.Right here you can see the size of the bucket,the puppet is the same scale as the machine is.

Left you can see the three buckets together.

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