Build a Sandbox Steam Shovel Plans


Kids. They love dirt, and this is the project to keep them entertained!

Junior's earth-moving and road-building programs will be greatly extended with this toy power shovel.

Comfortably seated on the cab, he pushes himself about and can swivel in any direction. One control lever operates the boom, another the shovel position, while a push rod opens and closes the shovel.

There's also a winch to use as a "stump puller," and the cab opens to store valuables. Dummy traction treads are mounted on two pairs of holders, each pair fitted with spacers. The four pieces having rounded ends are stacked and clamped together so axle holes can be drilled in alignment. Two of these pieces are assembled to a T-shaped crosspiece with waterproof glue and screws. Then the spacers are glued and nailed on and the two outside pieces are attached similarly.