Peterbilt truck #4: Radiotor front

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 02-11-2015 08:39 PM 3050 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Making the cabin Part 4 of Peterbilt truck series Part 5: Glueing the cabin on the frame »

I make more things at once for my truck. Here you can see how I made the radiator front.

First I made the inner site exactly on the disk sander. To do this first I glued a piece of paper on the ash wood:

Before i removed the paper I marked the position for the radiotor front strips on the end grain;

Then I glued the radiator strips from wenge on it:

To sand the strips a little thinner I put double sided tape on a piece of plywood:

Put the radiator inner side on this tape and sanded it on the drumsander:

Glued the up and down side to the inner side:

Sanded it on the disk sander:

Glued the left and right side to the inner side:

Next time more.


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#1 posted 02-11-2015 09:28 PM

There is always ways of getting the completed task at hand done. Sometimes you need to try a couple of ways to get the desired effect.
Nice you have a drum-sander to help make your job a bit easier….one tool I do not have.
Well done Dutchy.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 02-11-2015 09:37 PM

Thank you Brian. (Also for your answer on my glue question) I enjoy working with my drum sander, but for making T and J toys you can do without.


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