Wooden Models #194: Gatto Reading train build wheels finished #9 1/2

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Blog entry by htl posted 03-20-2018 12:23 AM 1936 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Getting close but the closer I get the more small itty bitty parts I have to play with.
Not to sad these wheels are done.

Had to make some small dados and Home Depot has the perfect blade for my model building.
It’s just a $14 7 1/4” saw blade but it really cuts a nice bottom.

If I remember right this is 3 passes but that’s one nice cut for a rip blade.

As I said at the beginning getting close but a ton a fuzz to get rid of..

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Orvile Baker

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#1 posted 03-20-2018 01:11 AM

One fantastic engine WOW ! can’t wait to see it when it’s done. Makes me want to try one.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#2 posted 03-20-2018 03:22 AM

G’day Bruce.
I wish we had Home Depot and the like downunder; so few choices of either specialty woodwork suppliers or hardware suppliers here.
The train wheels are first class as is the train looking good.
Cheers Peter

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

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#3 posted 03-20-2018 04:19 AM

You must work on this project full time , great progress. I use those blades on my table saw, will cut 1 inch thickness, very smooth with little waste. The one I have has 40 teeth. Got 2 of them cheap, less than 10$

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 03-20-2018 04:42 AM

In my shape here lately I consider 5 hours a good day so as the numbers show I’ve got nearly 50 hours in this build.
I work on it nearly every day, it helps keep my mind active, being retired you need to do something and this is something I have always liked doing, figuring things out.
I really prefer smaller projects I can get done in 5 days or less.

Bmaster this blade really does a nice job for cutting the treads for my tires, super thin and sharp, with a very flat bottom.

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#5 posted 03-20-2018 01:36 PM

seems funny a demo blade cuts such a nice bottom like that ….the train is looking super great ….cant hardly wait till finish …..GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#6 posted 03-20-2018 04:13 PM


-- Arif Dalkıran, Marmara sea, Buyukada, Istanbul, Turkiye,

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#7 posted 03-20-2018 05:10 PM

One fantastic engine WOW ! can t wait to see it when it s done. Makes me want to try one.

- Orvile Baker

Waiting like Bud is!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 03-21-2018 01:16 AM

Gr8 look at the picture of the blade it shows how it works.
It has 3 different teeth a right, left and middle so the center is all so cut for the finer bottom, it’s super sharp and extra thin so great for tire treads and being a 24 tooth it all so cuts rips wood just fine too!!!

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