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Shop jigs #4: Cutting out the wheel blanks.

11-08-2018 11:16 PM by htl | 12 comments »

There’s a hundred ways to cut out the blanks for the wheels but here’s my method. It is best to use oak, walnut, and maple is out standing, you need a strong grain so it doesn’t chip.Cutting the treads a little deeper than you need will give you space to sand out any chips, make the wheels a little bigger than needed for this reason also. My wheels need to be 2 1/2” so I ripped down some lumber a little wider than needed. Then at the table saw cut them to ...

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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 #9: Excavator day 4

12-26-2015 01:04 AM by htl | 9 comments »

Had to fix two really dumb mistakes, I glued up the booms before I cut out the places for them to bolt up.Would have taken 10 minutes I put in a couple a hours trying to cut them out with out buggering it up.I have the technology but shore is a lot easier if you do it right the first time. Finally got to play with the tracks this after noon.Cut out the lumber to length then needed 3/8” for the treads so split some walnut and while I’m at it will be making a set of mahogany trea...

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