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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 #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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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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1934 Ford Fordor #1: Request for plans information on a 1934 Ford Fordor

07-01-2019 08:14 AM by crowie | 5 comments »

G’Day Ladies & Gents,I’d like to honour my parents with a toy come model of a 1934 Ford Fordor.It there first car in 1950 when they were married,BUT I need some help with plans information please…Thank you in advanced,Cheers, Peter

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Toy Construction #256: Reading Passenger Car Gatto Plan

05-27-2019 07:16 PM by htl | 18 comments »

Got started on the Gatto passenger car that should fill out that train set.I built the Reading train a while back and then bought the Gatto plan set that goes along with it for the cars.This is Plan#29I almost didn’t build it because it’s so long and with the other cars and Train will really be a long one for sure.As you can see in the picture I clamped down a board to the edge of the table so as I glued up the sides I could add some pressure as the super glue kicked in.Not shown ...

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Toy Construction #255: Mining Truck 3&4

05-09-2019 09:54 PM by htl | 8 comments »

Just about there, still need to build the hydraulics.

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Toy Construction #254: Mining Truck 1&2

05-04-2019 08:36 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Playing with another Mining Truck as I already had some wheels ready from the last time I built one.This time will use walnut and maple as this is what’s scraps are in the shop.The wheels are 3” so are 1 1/4” smaller than the plans call for, because of this I shrunk the plans down to work.I just don’t need a model with 4 1/4” wheels way to big, I built the hummer and man is it a big monster of a model.Here’s what the wheels would have looked like. Ta...

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