An adventure in making toys - Old Time Farm Truck #5: Engine Block

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 03-16-2015 08:11 PM 2566 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Radiator Part 5 of An adventure in making toys - Old Time Farm Truck series Part 6: Cab »

I had a piece of white oak which I salvaged out of someone’s fire bin. It had a crack in, but by cutting and laminating I managed to get the crack invisible on the outside.

The sanding guidelines after cutting the block to size.

After sanding to shape on the disk sander

The engine block and radiator ready to be joined. On this photo the crack that I mentioned above is clearly visible. After the radiator is fitted however, it will not be visible anymore.

Radiator and engine block glue up

Engine block / radiator assembly unit ready to be fitted. The headlights will be fitted at a later stage.

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

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#1 posted 03-16-2015 08:25 PM

Nice to see George. Also like your SketchUp drawing. I am curious to the continuation.


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#2 posted 03-16-2015 08:44 PM

I enjoy Sketchup. I only started using it late last year as I did not have the time before that to go through the learning curve. I found some YouTube instruction videos and decided to make time to go through the learning curve of using Sketchup. The redrawing of this truck and the modification to it was part of my learning exercise.

Now I don’t know how I ever got by without Sketchup. What I enjoy most is that you can make virtual test fits. Before I made a mockup to see if an idea would work or not. Needles to say that is much more time consuming and also limited in the amount of options that one can try. (Here is the link to the Sketchup file for those who missed it is in the Intro of this series)

My whole idea with this truck build is to do it in modules and to assemble the modules as I go along. I must say that I am enjoying this truck build tremendously. One day I hope to gain the skill level of also building a Peterbuilt truck.

N.s. Ek skryf maar in Engels ter wille van ons Engelssprekend vriende hier :)

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

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