Toy Construction #222: Semi Truck 8 Still playing with the wheels

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Blog entry by htl posted 08-27-2018 10:49 PM 1387 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 221: Semi Truck 4.5+2 Playing with some wheels Part 222 of Toy Construction series Part 223: Semi Truck Bumper, mud flaps »

Just about got them setup.
I changed the rims a little bit from the last post.
I still can’t make up my mind if I’m going to ebanize them or not, the black looks good but it tends to hide all the work put into the treads.
Here’s how I cut the treads.
With the stop block and the blade only raised 3/16” or so it’s not a problem to slide the tire up against the fence, then when it hits the stop roll the tire into the blade to make the cut.
This is like all things wood working if it doesn’t feel right for you don’t do it, I could build a jig for this but for me the stop block is my jig.

Please remember also I’m using a very thin blade.

I’ve got 4, 5 hour days figuring out these wheels but they’re about done thank you very much..

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#1 posted 08-27-2018 10:59 PM

I’m glad you decided against the ebonizing … I love them just like that … once you hit them with oil they will pop and come to life …. GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#2 posted 08-28-2018 12:00 AM

Either way looks great.

I have to agree with Tony; wood toys look great—ALL WOOD looking !

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

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#3 posted 08-28-2018 12:35 AM

looking good!

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#4 posted 08-28-2018 02:12 AM

Brother that’s some great looking wheels and tires awesome

-- James,Alabama,

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#5 posted 08-28-2018 03:58 AM

Absolutely super work! 10+ Thanks for sharing your journey-

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 08-28-2018 06:26 AM

Wheels, wheels, wheels :).


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#7 posted 08-28-2018 11:08 AM

First class set of treads there Bruce…

You certainly have the patience of a saint doing all that fine fiddly detailing….top job sir!!

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

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#9 posted 08-29-2018 01:10 AM

Thanks all really appreciate the comments. 😁

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#10 posted 08-29-2018 10:15 PM

Oh htl your twisting my arm with these wheels, I can see I am going to have to get on with them!

Producing something like yours first up is all but a dream at the moment, but dreaming about it will not get them done!

I might even drop one in Crowies letter box when I pass !! (thats if I can ever perfect the skill)

They have got to be the best I have seen well done.

-- Regards Rob

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#11 posted 08-30-2018 03:44 AM

Rob it took me 4 years to get to this point and then I see what others do and just go wow!!!

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