Wooden Models #261: 32 Ford working on the roof and insides

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-24-2019 07:40 PM 2155 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Played around with making a fat steering wheel or two.
Used the same steps I would for making a spoke wheel will try some smaller spokes [tooth picks] next go round.
I started out making four but two didn’t survive the operation.

Once the spokes are glued in you can cut the front and back on the band saw to break it loose from the back and get the thickness you want.

Please remember that on most of the things I show it’s a first try so may not always turn out the best but you got to start some where, and just might spark an idea for some one.

Then on with the roof and got a start on the wheel wells.
I’ve been buying quality hole saw bits as I need a new size here lately and it has really saved me a ton a sanding on the insides of wheel wells and the like.
And then you guessed it a ton a sanding on all the body parts.. ;-[

The wheels are left overs from my last try at spoke wheels.
May try to copy these but probable easier to just make a new set so they all match up right.
I’ve got a lot a long narrow scraps of oak so I better start cutting and gluing it up for wheel blanks.

Here’s a note on sanding disks and a problem I’ve been having.

Over time I have had the pads on the bottom of my Ryobi and Harbor Freight sanders get where they wouldn’t hold the pads any more because the sand paper would split apart and ware out the Hook and Lock Backing part of the sander.
This was because I had been getting the sand paper that has cuts so it can work on more than one size sander but the cut areas would catch on something and would roll up and expose the Hook and Lock Backing of the sander and ware out the Hook and Lock Backing pad.
So now I have two sanders that work just fine but can’t hold any sand paper.

The short of it.

So what I’m trying to say is get the pads that are all in one and not cut up for use with more than one size sander.

Don’t get this if you want your sander to last.

But try and find these as they won’t come apart and mess up the sander.

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#1 posted 07-24-2019 08:09 PM

Wheels and steering wheel idea nice blog entries!


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#2 posted 07-24-2019 08:29 PM

Like your idea for steering wheel.

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#3 posted 07-24-2019 09:58 PM

Good Work in progress.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 07-24-2019 11:10 PM

That steering wheel idea will have to go in the “memory bank”... top one Bruce, thank you.

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

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