The dump truck

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Blog series by Dutchy updated 03-13-2016 10:38 AM 30 parts 60105 reads 219 comments total

Part 1: Starting building a dump truck

02-03-2016 10:33 PM by Dutchy | 13 comments »

Next days I will start with making a dump truck. I consider making a blog about the building process as I get at least six (from different people :)) requests for doing that. Please let me know.

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Part 2: Leaf springs

02-06-2016 06:44 PM by Dutchy | 4 comments »

I had to made groves from 0,7 mm wide in the springs. I don’t have tools to do this and that’s why I made the springs out of more pieces. I also wanted black springs and therefor I used european oak. Ebonizing european oak is easy because it contains a lot of tannic acid.

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Part 3: Axis

02-06-2016 07:14 PM by Dutchy | 11 comments »

To make the axis holes fully parallel I made a new jig. I had seen this jig here at LJ but can’t remember where. Sorry! My own conceived jig was much more time consuming. I make the hole 8,5mm over the full length. This makes that the 8mm. dowel can turn in the axis.

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Part 4: Rear spring mount

02-08-2016 10:19 PM by Dutchy | 3 comments »

All small parts to make. One is the spring mount.

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Part 5: Rear wheel mount

02-08-2016 10:31 PM by Dutchy | 6 comments »

Without introduction. + + + +

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Part 6: The frame

02-09-2016 08:40 PM by Dutchy | 20 comments »

Today I was busy with the frame. Unfortunately, I also discovered the first error in the drawing. See pictures below. + + +

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Part 7: Apology

02-13-2016 08:15 AM by Dutchy | 15 comments »

I hope the pictures below will make the title apology clear. Thanks for watching.

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Part 8: Frame continuation

02-13-2016 07:19 PM by Dutchy | 3 comments »

Provisionally the last blog about the frame and its parts. The round parts have to wait till I will start with the lathe work.

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Part 9: Seats

02-19-2016 11:59 AM by Dutchy | 8 comments »

Sometimes it may look that I’m working on one piece of the the truck. But factual mostly I’m working on more parts at the same time. And this means that I made the seats at the time the glue of the engine was drying.

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Part 10: Grill

02-19-2016 04:09 PM by Dutchy | 7 comments »

The grill is made and glued to the engine.

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Part 11: "Engine" and fenders

02-20-2016 06:12 PM by Dutchy | 8 comments »

The engine is only one piece of wood. Not that much work. The fenders however is a different story as you can see below. x x x

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Part 12: Dash

02-26-2016 02:39 PM by Dutchy | 6 comments »

See pictures below. x

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Part 13: Cabin

02-27-2016 01:05 PM by Dutchy | 10 comments »

(Sorry for the bad quality pictures) The cabin is made out of oak.

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Part 14: Fenders again

02-27-2016 06:21 PM by Dutchy | 3 comments »

Before I glued the fenders to the engine there was, as you can see on the pictures below, some more preparatory work to do

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Part 15: Box side panel

02-28-2016 02:42 PM by Dutchy | 3 comments »

Below pictures of making both (L&R) box side panels.

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Part 16: Dump box top rail

03-01-2016 08:14 PM by Dutchy | 2 comments »

Below the pictures from making the toprail. The pictures are not great. Sorry for that. From now on I will try to make better ones. Making the top rail is a easy part of the truck, but placed to make a complete overview. And besides it showes very well my way of working. Always starting with bigger pieces. Than the small ones glued to it and sawing and sanding it after it is glued and not before. x x

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Part 17: Dump box rear trim

03-01-2016 08:20 PM by Dutchy | 5 comments »

See pictures. x

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Part 18: Cylinder box

03-01-2016 08:30 PM by Dutchy | 7 comments »

I made two times this box. The first ended up in the trash. The pictures are used are from the first and the second, but the creative process is hopefully clear.

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Part 19: The dump box tailgate

03-01-2016 08:52 PM by Dutchy | 5 comments »

Making the box is almost done. Below you can see making of the backside.

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Part 20: Box side panel again

03-02-2016 10:05 PM by Dutchy | 6 comments »

Still goeing on and again a blog about the side panel.

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Part 21: Building the box together

03-03-2016 08:25 PM by Dutchy | 5 comments »

Almost all parts for the dump box are ready and they could be glued together. It looks simply but you have to be critical doing this process.

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Part 22: Cylinder

03-03-2016 08:40 PM by Dutchy | 6 comments »

Making the cylinder was one of the most challenging. He is made out of three parts. I wanted that when the cylinder is in stretched position the box would stay in position, Therefore it should be have a tight fitting. I hope you can understand how this was done.

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Part 23: Air vent

03-03-2016 09:01 PM by Dutchy | 5 comments »

A small piece with a lot of work. But that’s normal :)

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Part 24: Mirrors

03-03-2016 09:16 PM by Dutchy | 4 comments »

Again a time consuming part.

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Part 25: Roof lights

03-03-2016 09:25 PM by Dutchy | 4 comments »

Smaller than small. I always start with bigger parts with I make smaller and smaller and …........

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Part 26: Handrail

03-03-2016 09:45 PM by Dutchy | 9 comments »

Again another small part.

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Part 27: Tyres

03-12-2016 09:16 PM by Dutchy | 21 comments »

For this dump truck I made the same tyres as I have made for the hydraulic crane . But this time the workorder is different.

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Part 28: Rims

03-13-2016 09:19 AM by Dutchy | 8 comments »

This contribution about making the rims is equal to:Wooden toys wheel making #5: Rims part 1Wooden toys wheel making #6: Rims part 2 There are some small differences but not important. The making process is clearer in the previous contribution. All comments are appreciated, special which I can learn something from. Below the pictures of the process. The observant viewer will see that the tyres and rims are made at the same time. For clarity, I have divided it in two blogs. ...

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Part 29: Small stuff

03-13-2016 10:19 AM by Dutchy | 4 comments »

I made a lot of blogs during the building process, but still there are a lot of things I didn’t mentioned. In this almost last blog a couple of pictures from small parts. From some there is a blog from others there isn’t. x x

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Part 30: A small last tip

03-13-2016 10:38 AM by Dutchy | 8 comments »

Some of the followers of my blogs are afraid that I like sanding my fingers. I assure you I don’t like sanding my fingers. Below you can see how I prevent damaging myself.

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