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Toy Construction #134: Smoke stack #4

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-01-2017 08:37 PM 2372 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 133: Triming the base & filling the cab #3 Part 134 of Toy Construction series Part 135: Starting to look like a train »

Worked on the dodad’s that go on top of the boiler [smoke stack].
Here’s a better look at my sanding drum jig.
I scrounged up a router fence and it has some great adjustments for easing up on the sander.
I should add that this is set up for the Shop Smith but would work on other tools too.

I put slats on the bottom so it can move side ways when I loosen the bolt but can’t move back.
By being able to move side ways, when making wheels you use up just a small part of the disk by being able to move side ways you move to a new section of the sand paper.

These pictures show the part is on a dowel and stays put, the disk is moved to the part and there are adjustments to set the depth.
Now comes the best part because the jig is mounted to the router fence I can turn a nob and bring the work closer to the disk for super fine adjustment.

Here I’ve added some angle to make the chimney.

As you can see my sandpaper is shoot, need to hit HF and get some new ones.
I meant to show sanding the parts but got working and only took a after it’s done shoot. sorry!!!

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#1 posted 07-01-2017 09:09 PM

Nice, Thanks. Sandpaper!

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#2 posted 07-01-2017 09:41 PM

Thanks for showing how you made the parts. A Shopsmith is such a versatile tool for making parts.

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#3 posted 07-02-2017 01:37 AM

Whoo-Whoo!

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#4 posted 07-02-2017 01:42 AM


... I scrounged up a router fence and it has some great adjustments for easing up on the sander…

- htl


Hmm… Must look into this. I think I got something like that in a kit that I don’t use… I find the 2 way vice I adapted is a tad too cumbersome for small pieces… or maybe I’m just too lazy… no… too cumbersome!


Nice, Thanks. Sandpaper!

- Dutchy


I think a #4 Dutchy must keep the sandpaper trade in business.

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#5 posted 07-02-2017 01:53 AM

“Hmm… Must look into this. I think I got something like that in a kit that I don’t use… I find the 2 way vice I adapted is a tad too cumbersome for small pieces… or maybe I’m just too lazy… no… too cumbersome!”

Ducky the jig works great for sneaking up and the mark, the wood doesn’t know what hit it. ;-]

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#6 posted 07-02-2017 03:27 AM

Ducky the jig works great for sneaking up on the mark, the wood doesn’t know what hit it. ;-]

I need to slow down and check my wording much more better!!!!!!!!

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#7 posted 07-09-2017 12:05 AM

Very ingenious Bruce…helped me with a couple of things…

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#8 posted 07-09-2017 12:27 AM

Crowie if it’s a jig give us a look when you get er done.

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#9 posted 07-09-2017 12:36 AM



Crowie if it s a jig give us a look when you get er done.

- htl


Bruce, not really a jig but just that you helped me realize how to make better use of my 12” disk sander making the job/process easier and safer. THANK YOU

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

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#10 posted 07-09-2017 12:46 AM

Crowie
My work here is done, glad I could be of help. LOL

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