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Making Wooden Model Plans #2: Using the plans to figure out the frame.

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Blog entry by htl posted 01-15-2018 09:00 PM 2407 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Showing how I plan out a scratch built model Part 2 of Making Wooden Model Plans series Part 3: Using the plans to make parts and preparing wood »

Now to use the the plans we printed out.
First I print out the top pictures both front and back as again the printer is not wide enough to do it all at once.
Then we have to figure out what in the picture is not needed to find our base or frame.
The fenders and bumpers can all be cut away.

Now how thick are the sides going to be? 1/4-3/8
It would be nice to go thin but if you want a good glue joint and you want to do much shaping [rounding of the edges] it needs to be thicker.
I’m going with a fat 1/4” so I will be drawing a 1/4” line around our frame to cut out for where the sides will glue on.
Some projects they place the sides on top of the frame [trucks and old cars] but I don’t want the frame showing under the sides.
In fact VW really don’t have frames as we think of them so if one is showing it would be wrong. LOL

So 1/4” line drawn around the frame and cut out.

I want some fat wheels [7/8” ? 1”] on this project so may need to cut out some on the frame for this as we don’t want all the tire sticking out the wheel well.
So all we have to do is look at our over all top picture and we can draw in some wheels and see what’s needed.

I had to go back and check and a 2 1/2’ tire is what we need but probable go a tad bigger so need to add that into my calculation for the wheel well.

If we make the wheel well 7/8 deep it should be plenty for a 7/8 or 1” tire.

So looking down on the picture of the top, draw lines where the axles will be the out side edges where the treads will be can be drawn in.

Now a 7/8 deep wheel well can be drawn in.

I went back and printed out another picture so I’d be sure to get where the axle and wheels needed to be, then cut it out.

And cut out and there’s our frame.
When I build the sides I will have to cut out a little for the wheels there also but a lot of that will be covered up by the fenders.

As with anything else there’s always better ways to do it.
I really need to learn more about SketchUp as all this could have been done on it much faster and better but this is what works for now.

I went ahead and cut out the patterns for the sides, hood and backs.
Glue them on to some 1/4” and I’m all set.
There will be some interesting angle work but that just fine.

I never did show the page I’m using to build this model.
I found it by searching for [Thing drawings] if I remember right.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 12:31 AM

Darn… Bring on the warm weather… Less you type… less I have to read. OK, I could ignore and not read, but it’s too bloody interesting…

Thanks #4.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#2 posted 01-16-2018 01:19 AM

A mad man blogging to himself but trying to help others see how a build comes together.
Trying not to just hit the high spots and leave out something that a new builder needs to keep his build under control.
I really can’t go much farther as I do most of my building on the fly, meaning as the parts are cut out and then fitted I make my next move.
And that’s the fun of model building, figuring thing out.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#3 posted 01-16-2018 01:35 AM

Thanks for the detailed blog.

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#4 posted 01-16-2018 09:33 AM

Added to “My Favourites” Bruce, thank you

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

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#5 posted 01-16-2018 12:16 PM

By sharing we multiply our knowledge. So thanks for giving me a bit more knowledge :)

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#6 posted 01-16-2018 10:11 PM

Progress!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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htl

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#7 posted 01-17-2018 02:44 AM

Here’s a tip for those that find something interesting on SketchUp and can’t figure out how to get it off the page.
Use Windows own Snapping Tool to get it copied from the screen.
It is a simple screen capture tool.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#8 posted 01-17-2018 08:06 PM

Ducky get ready for more reading cause we got 3” a snow and Alabama shuts down with a hint of snow coming. LOL

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#9 posted 01-17-2018 11:19 PM



Ducky get ready for more reading cause we got 3” a snow and Alabama shuts down with a hint of snow coming. LOL

- htl


Thank god you have imperial measurements… 3” in metric would lock you up for months…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#10 posted 01-18-2018 12:09 AM

Na!!! Not here it will be gone by tomorrow noon. Thank you very much!!!

I grow up with the lake effects from Lake Michigan back in the 1960”s so been there with the big snows but that’s one of the reasons Alabama is my home for nearly 50 years now.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#11 posted 06-12-2019 03:56 PM

nice work up my brother im working on 2 dump trucks from the gattos catlogg God bless

-- James,Alabama,http://www.woodworkerJames.com

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