Making Wooden Model Plans #4: The Thing Gluing up the sides

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Blog entry by htl posted 01-20-2018 11:52 PM 1546 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Using the plans to make parts and preparing wood Part 4 of Making Wooden Model Plans series Part 5: Thing front wheel well and back closed in. »

It’s now time for some fun after sanding all the parts especially the inside parts that I won’t be able to get the sander at later on.
So thought the dash board partition should come next plus one for the fire wall in the back but after I got them glued in and go to looking at it, the back partition is to tall so off the the band saw to shorten it with out taking it out.
Then it hit me I still needed to cut out for the wheel wells.

[If I wasn’t going for the larger tires I wouldn’t have to do this.]

So After cutting out the wheel wells for more clearance I knocked the back partition all the way out as I would need the room to close in the inside of the wheel wells.

Building a model is like playing Chess where you have to be looking three steps ahead at all time or you get into trouble. LOL
But unlike Chess I can back up and regroup and that’s part of the fun of building these models.

I wanted the partitions up to help make sure the door panels would be set right.
Notice that I used a block to help make sure the partitions were just right.

Then up with the door panels and clamped. [One at a time]

Then up with the wheel panels.
It’s finally starting to look like some THING.
And as usual sand sand sand.

Now to close in the wheel wells.

And that’s all for today.

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#1 posted 01-21-2018 01:25 AM

Yep – that’s going to be a Thing :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 01-21-2018 03:50 AM

Watching glue dry is worse than watching paint dry; and with your deep freeze it’ll take even longer.

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

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#3 posted 01-21-2018 04:07 AM

We were up to 60 today that’s why I got to play in the shop.
It was so warm I didn’t even have to use the heat gun to warm the wood up so it would dry.
Sorry but it goes some what slower when your figuring things out as you go.

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#4 posted 01-21-2018 04:21 AM

Watching glue dry is worse than watching paint dry; and with your deep freeze it’ll take even longer.

- crowie

Ah crowie... though when you paint you can sniff the turps (or metho)...

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

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#5 posted 01-21-2018 07:04 PM

You guys make it look so easy, YET….......... it is not, at least for me!

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

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#6 posted 01-25-2018 12:09 PM

George the more of them you make the faster you get as you will start seeing things that need done ahead of time and also now know what’s needed to get er done!

The problem I’m having now is not studying the plans carefully enough and so get into trouble, as I’ll do something ahead of time and miss a step, and have to back up, or redo.

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