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Toy Construction #270: T REX

09-14-2019 07:27 PM by htl | 4 comments »

Got hold of David Wakefield’s toy making book, I bought one back in the 1980’s when it first came out and put my new Shop Smith band saw throw the works, building his toys.I found his book on Ebay for like $6 with shipping so hit the buy button. Still have to get the cams in the right places and nail everything down but it’s getting there. :-]His mouth goes up and down and he has a mean looking wobble as he rolls around. Here’s two that I built way back t...

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Toy Construction #268: Scratch build Steam Train wheels

08-27-2019 07:23 PM by htl | 8 comments »

Got a little more done. Found out my tread making jig also does a pretty good job at making spoke wheels, sure saves a lot a time I would have to be drawing all the points needed to drill. Just add a blank and drill, once the jig is centered to the bit. The indexer is set up for cutting 36 treads but as you can see I have it marked for every other hole or as I did this time every third hole. As you can see the backer plate gets pretty chewed up when making the different sizes...

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Toy Construction #267: Scratch build Steam Train

08-23-2019 11:07 PM by htl | 10 comments »

This will be a scratch built Steam train in the style of the 1860’s or there about.Something like this. Here’s where I got to today.I have three partial days in it, one of those spit and sputter builds. I have the plans for both Toys and Joys trains but wanted it to have a longer look to the boiler.I have built both the wood and coal T&J’s Trains.Started with the frame.The back is 3/4” and went back and thinned the front part down to 1/2”, I used dowels...

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Toy Construction #265: 32 Hot Rod Chevy Coupe Fenders & radiator installed

08-09-2019 07:59 PM by htl | 7 comments »

This fir sure make sanding quick but the dings it gets are a pain! Going to have some really wide tires on the back so needed to cut some more out.These quality hole saws make quick,clean work of it with very little sanding a big plus in my book.. Then need to figure how the radiator will fit in, really took my time with this as any part of it buggered up would mean tons a redoes. :-[ It’s coming together now. #4 over and out.

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Toy Construction #264: 32 Hot Rod Chevy Coupe

08-07-2019 11:44 PM by htl | 4 comments »

Worked on the radiator and front fenders. Added a smaller bearing to my flush cuter bit.Adds just enough lip to get er done. Then on to the front fenders. #4 over and out

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Toy Construction #263: 32 Hot Rod Chevy Coupe

08-06-2019 10:49 PM by htl | 9 comments »

I keep giving away my hot rods so lets try it one more time.I hid the big motor on the last one so thought I would leave the hood off this time to let it be seen, will also be putting the fenders on it, adds a ton a work but really makes for one sweet looking ride. Lowered the roof about a half inch and lowered the body to where the frame is covered, there’s a name for it but ain’t coming to me right now. +++ Up Date+++cutting body = chop,lowering over chassis = channeling.....

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32 Ford working on the spoke wheels

07-26-2019 11:08 PM by htl | 11 comments »

Before I glue up the wheel wells I figured it would be a good idea to have the wheels so every thing lines up just right, so it’s wheel making time again. Here is where I got all my info for making spoke wheels, I do it a little different but this will give you all the info needed, I watched it 10 or more times before it all started to come together. There’s a hundred ways to do any thing but here’s what’s working for me right now for building spoke wheels. Dr...

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Toy Construction #260: 32 Ford working on the radiator

07-20-2019 09:47 PM by htl | 8 comments »

It’s coming together. I always love playing with the radiator or grill.I made sure I built it and glued it to the bonnet before I glued the hood to the frame as last time I forgot and made my work a lot harder. It’s so much easier to sand the grill and hood as one part with out the frame and other parts in the way. Here you can see the plywood heart of the hood. Then glue it all up and sand every thing flush. The oak has some nice grain to it but had to work around a l...

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Toy Construction #259: Getting started on an old car

07-16-2019 08:33 PM by htl | 6 comments »

I build this Toys and Joys car [1932 Ford] way back but used pine and just was never happy with the way it came out so lets try it again with some oak.This is a very simple [old] plan so doesn’t come with many details. Cut out the sides and frame then sand sand sand!!! Glue up for the hood, I don’t have much of this really figured oak so will be facing some plywood to get it done. Here I’m taking off the masking tape and pattern for the frame really makes clean ...

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Toy Construction #258: Cattle cars number 3&4 Doors & Roof

07-13-2019 10:30 PM by htl | 4 comments »

Got a little more added to the car.Glued up the top and cut to shape. Then on to the doors. Super thin door slats so need to be careful cutting them out. Then played with making some trucks and wheels. Been hard at it but getting er done.

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