Wooden Models #275: Fork Lift

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Blog entry by htl posted 04-24-2020 11:48 PM 540 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got Dutchy’s Fork Lift plans when they first came out but today was the first time I’ve been able to get up the gumption to get out there and play with my tools.
It’s been exactly 5 months so will take a little while to get back in the grove I hope!
So here’s my first few step on getting er done.
The main body part.

Then comes the parts for the steering, this will all go on the back end of the fork lift.
I know Dutchy already did his blog but just adding my $.02

Here’s how I drill a quick hole in the end of an axle.
I mark the center.
Then use the vice to hold it level on one plain.
Then using a squared board, [I could use a metal square but for me they are hard to see and hold in place,so] I hold to the axle and clamp it down and on to the drill.

I x the sides that are trued up..

Then more steering parts.

I know it doesn’t look like much but there’s quite a bit a fiddling done here. LOL
So it really felt great getting back in the shop, I’ll tell you tomorrow how much my body talked back to me about it. OUCH!!!
HTL over and out

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#1 posted 04-25-2020 12:07 AM

just ease into it at first #4 think about everything you do so we dont hurt ourselves GR8 start to this very kewl model I also have the plans but first the UTV in on my desk I will be following along I have a 2×4 with 3/4” dado in it for drilling axles and round dowels so I can clamp them in :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#2 posted 04-25-2020 06:26 AM

I will follow you. Nice to see you back here #4. The templates from the plan you are using for the main body part are changed after you have perchased it, but I see you didn’t make the mistake I made.


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#3 posted 04-25-2020 10:12 PM

Good to see you back in the shed after your winter sabbatical Bruce.

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

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