Now If Only I Can Make This $40,000 Caterpillar 5230B Excavator Work

| July 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Superdetailed Hardwood Scale Model of Caterpillar 5230B Excavator

Spending $40,000 to buy a realistic, super-detailed wooden model of a Caterpillar 5230B Excavator might seem like peanuts to a collector, but I can think of some other things I’d like to purchase if I had that kind of money burning a hole in my pocket.

That’s right, folks: this wooden model of an excavator costs several used pick-up trucks in real life. But hey, it’s not really the price that matters when it comes to art, right?

Check out the detail on this thing:

Superdetailed Hardwood Scale Model of Caterpillar 5230B Excavator

Superdetailed Hardwood Scale Model of Caterpillar 5230B Excavator

You can check out this fine piece by Michigan’s Woodchuck and Company that’s currently listed on Etsy:

Constructed of cherry and walnut, this award-winning piece has over 4000 individual handcrafted parts and requiredover 3000 man-hours to complete, roughly a year and a half’s time. Our version of the 5230B is what we call a working model. The track moves, the cylinders extend, the jaws open and close and the entire model pivots on the trackframe. There is also a hidden storage box on board, someplace to keep the keys!

[via Makezine via Crunch Gear]




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