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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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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 #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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Toy Construction #257: Cattle cars number 3&4

07-05-2019 11:16 PM by htl | 5 comments »

Yes we are making another one, in fact I’ll be building two.Just wanted to make something quick and like building for my Reading train so a cattle car or two it will be.I’ve tries explaining how I glue and cut the sides for the car, and it has always been an after thought so this time I took pictures as I did it so should come out more logical. This is walnut and maple and is a scratch build from pictures. They will look something like this when done. Cutting grooves in t...

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Toy Construction #242: Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

11-08-2018 10:33 PM by htl | 12 comments »

I guess I’m not much of a modern car builder, give me square parts and all is well. lol Here’s the bad part and then the fix. There’s a lot a work that went on between these two pictures. Now we got her back to right.I know this isn’t true Vette styling but it is what it is.I am having a hard time coming up with a seat that works so will be playing with the wheels and sleep on the seat thing.

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Shop jigs #3: Wheel making jig Setting it up

10-29-2018 11:47 PM by htl | 5 comments »

A helper post for the tread making jig. Here is the jig in straight mod but I need angle tire treads so! Take out the two screws holding the base down, then pull up and turn the frame for angled mod, using the dowels to line everything up, them screw it down so everything stays in place. I cut off the corner so the fence could get in closer. I added a stop block at the back of the table saw so i wouldn’t have to think about stopping ,just hit the stop and on we go. Th...

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Toy Construction #228: Toyota 4Runner #2

09-19-2018 08:50 PM by htl | 6 comments »

Been wanting to try this build for a long time but now I’m beginning to question my sanity, I needed an easy build not this thing. LOL The top and windows aren’t glued in just a look see as my passions was at an end and needed to call it a day.Going to take some fine adjustment but should work out ok? And here’s a picture of my truck. LOL

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Toy Construction #186: Just about there with the Mack.

02-22-2018 01:01 AM by htl | 11 comments »

If I add front wheel drive does that make this a 6 wheeler or a ten? The drive shaft follows the Differential on both the front and back. As I said just about there. Here's the finished project.

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Hot Rod FORDS #11: Nearly Finished

02-17-2018 07:56 AM by crowie | 10 comments »

Nearly Finished!! The body and back are glued to the chassis. The radiator is glued in plus added stays. No windscreen/windshield as I’m sure it wouldn’t last the little boys play tests. The rear bumper bar is done, BUT I’m keep that surprize for until the final revival. So all the needs doing is the seats glued in place, the wheels glued into the chassis plus a little detailing before 3-4 coats of satin polyurethane clear…..

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