A Dump Truck Adventure #6: Lights, feul tanks and mud gaurds

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 01-14-2018 07:51 PM 1018 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lights made from 16mm dowel. The lights are stove bolts which fit just nicely on the dowel face. I drilled a center hole and screwed the stove bolts in. The lights will be attached to the truck with dowels.

The fuel tanks.

My original plan was to make round fuel tanks, but I decided that square fuel tanks would be easier to make.
I cut slots on the tanks and inserted splines and then sanded them flush afterwards. (To achieve the same effect on a round tank would involve a glue up with the different color woods and then some lathe work.)

The square tanks are easier and quicker to make.

After sanding

The holes for the filler caps (6mm dowel)

The fuel tanks will be attached to the chassis with 6mm dowels. I used my dowel center markers to mark where the holes should be drilled on the chassis.

I used my adjustable square and some spacers to position the tanks to make the marks on the chassis.

Finished fuel tanks

and a test fit

The mud gaurds. I pasted a template on a block and cut it out with my band saw keeping a bit away from the lines.
The final shape will be sanded.

I used my disk sander and DIY drum sander to get to the final shape.

Final shape.
They arn’t perfect, but I am still contemplating whether to go with these or whether I should remake them.
A test fit tomorrow will determine that.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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