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Making Wooden Model Plans #7: Working on the roof

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Blog entry by htl posted 01-27-2018 12:26 AM 2995 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got started on the roof.

I cut the parts a little big glue them up and then sand them to match, and

Sand,Sand,Sand,Sand,Sand,Sand,Sand,Sand, and sand some more. Sorry Ducky but it’s true!!!

Here I’m getting ready to shape the roof and as you can see there’s a pattern I cut off the side plan and glued up with some stick glue. [some use the spray on glue but I never liked it as it gets all over everything.

The roof is so big and thin I super glue or hot glue a squared up block to it so it stays parallel as I sand it.

The roof needs leveling so put the Shop Smith to work.
The saw fence keeps it parallel as I push the sanding disk up to the roof parts.

Now before I glue the roof on I’ll put some Danish oil on the inside.

I’ve tried three times to get this posted and wow have I had fits trying to get it done.

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Redoak49

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 12:30 AM

Very interesting how you shaped the roof.

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htl

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#2 posted 01-27-2018 12:58 AM

Redoak with the disk sander it only takes a few minutes to get it close and will finish up the shaping once glued up.

It’s just about time to make some wheels, O BOY!!!

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#3 posted 01-27-2018 01:25 AM

Very very nice! If I may ask, how do you get the Danish oil so evenly distributed on all those crevices on the inside? A brush?

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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htl

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#4 posted 01-27-2018 02:37 AM

You got it! I just kinda flood it on then wipe it off and your done, can’t get much easier than that.
I had just finished putting it on when I took the picture so it will loss the shine in a little while.

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#5 posted 01-27-2018 04:30 AM



I’ve tried three times to get this posted and wow have I had fits trying to get it done.
- htl

Does this mean I owe it two more reads?

That oil really makes it pop.

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

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#6 posted 01-27-2018 08:48 AM

Even 5 wheels, but also 2 mirrors.

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htl

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#7 posted 01-27-2018 03:40 PM

Dutchy you just had to add an extra wheel to be made and white walls to boot, and mirrors!!!
Your not asking for much. LOL ;-}

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#8 posted 01-27-2018 04:25 PM

You put a lot of nice details in your models and you have made a nice blog.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 01-27-2018 07:22 PM

Dutchy..... and mirrors!!!
Your not asking for much. LOL ;-}

- htl


I agree #4. Having to look in the mirror every morning is asking for a… MIRRORCLE!

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

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#10 posted 01-28-2018 12:06 AM



Dutchy you just had to add an extra wheel to be made and white walls to boot, and mirrors!!!
Your not asking for much. LOL ;-}

- htl

AND don’t forget the whip aerial, heavy duty tow connection and reversing light!!!

Love the seats Bruce….might try a similar set in my hot rod??

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

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#11 posted 01-28-2018 12:11 AM


Dutchy..... and mirrors!!!
Your not asking for much. LOL ;-}

- htl

I agree #4. Having to look in the mirror every morning is asking for a… MIRRORCLE!

- LittleBlackDuck

Ducky, Are you sure you weren’t a “patent lawyer” dealing in “intellectual property” in a former life, as your dry quick wit surely reminds me of an old friend who was, who could do a play on almost any words…

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

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#12 posted 01-28-2018 01:10 AM


Ducky…. and “intellectual property” in a former life…
- crowie
crowie, can only vaguely remember bits and pieces of my previous lives (and that’s definitely a L not a W), however, Duck and Intelectuall are an oxymoron and the missus insists on using both words separately for that.

PS. Hope that sarcastic quip of old refers to your friend and not me!

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

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