1/8th scale 1992 Mack tractor.

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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 05-01-2018 12:43 AM 887 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For you HoyRod1.

I glue two 3/4in pieces(squares, depending on the sixe of the tire I want). My axels are usually 1/4in, so I drill a 1/4in hole in the middle. Then cut the outside close on the bandsaw, next to a jig on my 12in sander. With this I turn the rough blank into the sander to get whatever diameter I want. With all of the steps that I use the tire and rim are all the same piece. The only problem is my tirea have grooves but no cross tread. I di not have photos of all of the steps. If someone would really want all the steps I wiould try to explain them all, but with no photos. When I was working on my tractors and trailors it took my 6 weeks to make enough for two rigs with a few for mistakes and spares. On this truck I used small hinges for my doors being as the doors were 1/2in thick(4 inches). Any questions I will try to answer. I have more fun making sawdust then I do typing.

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#1 posted 05-01-2018 01:05 AM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-01-2018 01:21 AM

Very impressive detail, very good job. Very sharp rig.

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#3 posted 05-01-2018 06:29 AM

This is looking so nice.


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#4 posted 05-01-2018 08:59 AM

Thank truck looks real!!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 05-01-2018 12:53 PM

Amazing job…You must have the patience of SAINT…

-- Ed Port Republic

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#6 posted 05-01-2018 04:13 PM

Another WOW!!!
Beautiful project for sure!

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#7 posted 05-02-2018 12:07 AM

Amazing job…You must have the patience of SAINT…

- Edwin

My models are my present day babies. What ever time it takes is the time I put into them.

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#8 posted 05-02-2018 12:10 AM

Another WOW!!!
Beautiful project for sure!

- htl

You are right. Bigger is easier, plus more detail. This equals a lot of hours. I will try to come up with a sketch of how some of my wood hinges work. There is no way I can explain them without the sketches and photos.

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