Toy Construction #13: It's starting to come together Hydraulics

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Blog entry by htl posted 01-07-2016 02:53 AM 7013 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Time to make so wheels Part 13 of Toy Construction series Part 14: Fiddling with the small stuff excavator »

Here’s a great tool for buffing off small parts with out rounding the edges.

There needs to be a 1/2” slack for the tracks to move smoothly but when it’s not going to be moved around I’d like it to look nice and tight so made the power wheels axle adjustable still need to make a nice nob for the back but it’ll come.

Started on the hydraulics out in my cold cold shop. lol

I know he needs some under arm deodorant but is sassafras, so it’s not to bad.

Drilling over 4” in to a 1/2” dowel is a real test of any doweling jig.
I tried 3 different jigs before I found what worked consistently for me.

That’s all for now thanks for looking in.

Here's a photo bucket story that shows many pictures I didn't add here.

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#1 posted 01-07-2016 03:58 AM

Amazing work. I like all the intricate works. Thanks for sharing as you progress,

-- Dale, Ohio

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#2 posted 01-07-2016 05:52 AM

This just keeps getting better Bruce…thank you for all the photos & notes…...

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#3 posted 01-07-2016 06:59 AM

Nice to see you made the tracks lenght adjustable. That is clever and also wisely.

Also like that row of sockets above your workbench.


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#4 posted 01-07-2016 02:00 PM

That is looking good. I like your adjustable track tension. I like to see improvements on the original plans and you are certainly doing that.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 01-07-2016 02:30 PM

What? ANOTHER toy maker on here ??

My wife says I already spend too many hours each day online! I keep telling her it takes TIME to look thru all these cool projects ! And yours is yet another one of them ! Nice !

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