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My first step was to order Mark Thompsons Blueprints for the tread section all the way up to the waist. If your looking for great plans Marks the way to go, and he's very helpful if you have any questions.

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I used MDF instead of plywood because it's easier to sand and cut. I'll be covering them with styrene later. I used a Rotozip for the inner cutouts, if you dont already have one pick one up you wont regret it. Mine is the Ryobi one it was a little cheaper than the Bosch one plus it came with a case.

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The Rotzip is great for adding the soil sampler door.

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Heres a picture of the side panel clips I made so I wouldn't

have to screw the panels into the side of the tread boxes. I

cut the clips from mdf glued them and cast them in urethane

resin.

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I epoxied them to the side panels.