Making Wooden Model Plans #5: Thing front wheel well and back closed in.

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Blog entry by htl posted 01-22-2018 12:11 AM 1958 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Need to take advantage of these nice warm days 65 wow!
Got started on the front wheel wells and thought I took more pictures, but once you get in the grove it’s hard to stop and take them.

Then I needed to get the front all matched up so I can add the grill what little there is of it.
Shop Smith 12” disk sander to the rescue.
I did the same for the back so everything stays squared up.
Inca square to keep it strait and table saw fence to keep it from moving as I push the sanding disk into the part.

May be hard to see but I’m sanding this at an angle, the table needed to be tilted.

Then time to start gluing up parts.
I don’t cut most parts to an exact fit but glue them on over size and let the disk sander bring it all together.

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#1 posted 01-22-2018 12:17 AM

Good progress there Bruce, must be warm.
Way too hot here for shed time 4th day of 110deg”F”

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

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#2 posted 01-22-2018 12:29 AM

Good start on a fine project.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 01-22-2018 07:55 AM

Nice to see how orthers (you in this case) are making there models. Thanks for your time and effort.


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#4 posted 01-22-2018 08:37 AM

You guys and your sanding…

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

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#5 posted 01-22-2018 04:38 PM

Dutchy I don’t have your slow speed disk sander[wise I did, and with a little souping up of the SS it could happen].
Crowie said something on one of the earlier post about you me and Ducky’s work and it hit me about the 3 different ways we go about building our models.

Dutchy you add so many great very exact details with I feel is a more hand tool feel to your projects.

Ducky added all the great details from a laser and computer slant to it, showing us how exacting things can be done with these tools.

Htl Just hits the high points and leaves out a lot of the details in more of a Toy makers build.

And I’m not putting down any of them because their all needed to help others get started and then progress to the next level.

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#6 posted 01-22-2018 05:03 PM

Bruce your like a teacher …not me i am a follower ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 01-23-2018 12:22 AM

Bruce your like a teacher …not me i am a follower ….GREAT JOB :<))


Hunter it was 50 years ago when I was in school and I don’t remember liking any of them. LOL

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