Grader Number 3 by Gatto Plans

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Sorry to bore some people with this grader again, it has been on another site before but some of you may have not seen it. 
The first two sold as soon as I made them for a good cause that raised $1800.00 for a children's hospital appeal here in Auckland New Zealand.
Consequently I had to make another one for my self because if you are like me you need some toys to play with or admire.
This one is slightly different in a few areas like the rebated closing side of the cab doors. I also changed the way the door locks work with the rebated doors. Just seemed like a better solution for me.
Most of the grader is made from American Cherry that is a little darker than normal.
Tyres are ebonized Mahogany and wheels are Holly. Engine and rippers are Walnut.
This is a great model to build with heaps of detail and just as pleasing after No3 to build.
As a side note does anyone know why the Gatto web site is no longer available?

18 Comments

wow peter thanks for posting again because ive never seen it ! the details are amazing. love the attention payed to the wheels and tires. it's things like that that set your work apart. we have no loss for top model makers here and your one of the best. and that says a lot considering your company !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Wow! Spectacular. Your detailing is incredible!
Really nicely done!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

That is really good looking!! There is so much to mention, but those wheels and tires are first rate!

I wasn't aware that the gatto site is down, but I can't find any reference to why. I'm a bit disappointed, they had some great plans.

Not taking away from the build PJ, but your ebonizing prowess still make me think Satanic... those tyres look like they were forged in the fires of hell and immediately dropped in an ice bucket. 

#3 is pretty good... I only managed the one T & J grader and struggled to import the Gatto into SketchUp.

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

they are at cherry hill now Steve  ​ Gatto Plan Supply at Cherry Tree Toys

WOW  loving this grader as usual really nice work and details GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

 

Not taking away from the build PJ, but your ebonizing prowess still make me think Satanic... 
WTF ? ducks what church you go to in hell ? 🤔😬

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 Pottz
 commented about 2 hours ago
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Not taking away from the build PJ, but your ebonizing prowess still make me think Satanic... 
WTF ? ducks what church you go to in hell ? 🤔😬

The one where you can sin and blaspheme and not get unpleasantly punished.... maybe just spanked.

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

First class grader Peter and congratulations upon on the magnificent fundraising effort for the Children’s Hospital 

Life’s Good, Enjoy Each New Day’s Blessings

Wow....an excellent build and fantastic wheels!
Excellent build, lots of detail, very nice.

Ron

 

GR8HUNTER
commented about 12 hours ago
they are at cherry hill now Steve  ​ Gatto Plan Supply at Cherry Tree Toys 

I had seen that Tony. I thought they had more plans than that. But maybe that is everything.
What a masterpiece!  I would never have the patience to build something that detailed.
I really enjoyed seeing this work, well done
That looks amazing Peter, and yes some of us had not seen it before. Love it. As Crowie says, well done on raising those $$$$$$ a wonderful contribution.....

Kerry - Working with wood, the smell the feel, is such a joy, its a meditation of sorts.

Applause at the 2 you gifted the Kids hospital, and Bravo on all 3. Wonderful work.
Amazing model, incredible charity to gift.  Inspiring!

TimV, "The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints, they are evident in every detail, leave Fingerprints." James Krenov