Wooden Models #220: Semi Truck 4.5 Steering and walnut frame

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Blog entry by htl posted 08-22-2018 12:18 AM 4279 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A few more pictures of the steering.

The center grove was a mistake I went to deep for the first cut, and I will add that I cut the grove out while it was still square lumber and drilled the axle hole, then cut it round and sanded to fit on the drum sander jig.

Then it hit me I had some walnut so why not a walnut frame to go with the truck.
I hadn’t really liked the white oak at least I think that’s what it is, has the oak grain but way to white for the rest of the project, so I’ll have a frame for some other build.

So here’s the start of the walnut frame and I’m making a new rear end to go with it.

I know there’s a hundred ways to get er done but this is what I’ve come up with for this build, so hope you all like it and if you have other ways, comment and show us your solutions. :-]

#4 over and out.

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#1 posted 08-22-2018 06:33 AM

The walnut frame is way nicer than the oak, Bruce!

On the steering; are you going all the way and connecting it to the steering wheel??

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

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#2 posted 08-22-2018 05:23 PM

No Crowie I don’t think I’ll even connect the two wheels together so they follow each other this time but will be taking a better look at it for the next build.
This is a poser so just needed to be able to turn the wheels to the side, but I may chance my mind down the road we’ll see.

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