Toy Construction #12: Time to make so wheels

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Blog entry by htl posted 12-30-2015 11:59 PM 10078 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had to get in to something else for a change, and wheels is next in line.

No those aren’t chocolate flavored Cheerios

40 3/4” wheels.
We need 36 but thought I better make some extras.
Their walnut with sassafras liners.
I used a hole saw to make then then had to fill the to big guide hole with sassafras then drilled it to size.
You’ll see them a little different in the second picture, kinda looks like bearing to me.

Changing the look with a power drive wheel, don’t really know what it’s called but that sounds heavy duty to me.
Another one of those tooth pick jobs.
Hey I got boxes of them got to use them up some where.

Needed to taper the edge of all those wheels so made a jig.
There is a sheet rock screw in the jig down in the miter grove that stops the jig when in place.

It’s the end of the day lets put it together and have a look.
No where near ready just want to get a look at it.

One picture with flash on, one without.

That’s all focks.

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#1 posted 12-31-2015 07:28 AM

Looks good Bruce. I like that jig. I always taper the edge freehand, but your way is better. Thanks.


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#2 posted 12-31-2015 08:23 AM

Now that’s very impressive, sir….

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

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#3 posted 12-31-2015 02:11 PM

Thanks Dutcky
I put a screw in at an angle so I can screw it in or out to fine tune the taper.
This was just a scrape piece a wood don’t even know what the angle is.
I think I will be using something like this a lot need to make a true adjustable jig.
Thanks crowie
It’s taking longer to add all the little things than it took to build the whole toy.

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#4 posted 12-31-2015 02:37 PM

I see in pictures others clean tighty shops don’t know how they do it, man this toy building really makes the dust.
I just use my home made cyclone to vac up the floor and tools and in the 7 days on this project I’ve dumped out 5 gal. of dust.
I also blow it out with the weed blower and there’s a bunch out the door.

Might just mention that the sassafras makes me sneeze a little more than oak and mahogany so any one sensitive to dust my want to steer clear.

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