Toy Construction #98: WS Tractor Semi cab over

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Blog entry by htl posted 09-06-2016 08:14 PM 1650 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 97: WS Tractor Semi Fenders and cab Part 98 of Toy Construction series Part 99: WS Tractor Semi Making wheels »

This has turned into a half T&J and half scratch build.
Just got it in my head to try a cab over and this is what came of it with what scraps I had in the shop.

There were some wild angles in this part of the build, with 45° by 30° compound angles.

The angle gauge is just on there to use the magnet to hold the wood in place for the picture.

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#1 posted 09-06-2016 09:02 PM

Unbelieveble what a construction/production speed!

Also this one is great.


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#2 posted 09-06-2016 09:06 PM

One of them coulda shoulda done some things different but hind sights 20×20 as they say but I’ve sure learned a lot and that’s what it’s all about for me.

Thanks Dutchy, I was starting to feel I was heading in the wrong direction here.

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#3 posted 09-06-2016 09:30 PM

Lookn’ good, but I agree with you your going to need much bigger tires.

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

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#4 posted 09-06-2016 10:44 PM

Thank you Bruce for this lot of “how to” photos using a bandsaw as I’ve only used the dropsaw….

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

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#5 posted 09-06-2016 11:33 PM

loving that sleeper Bruce ..... looks more like a real truck …....... GREAT JOB

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

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#6 posted 09-07-2016 12:09 AM

Looking good….I’m going to have to step up my game.

-- Sean

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#7 posted 09-07-2016 01:37 AM

Crowie I need to add some wood fences with stop block capability to my miter fences, much safer and more accurate..
These cheap little miters work ok? for the few times I need them but if I find I will be using it more I will be making a better one for sure.

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#8 posted 09-07-2016 01:41 AM

I don’t know why I do this to myself the plans called for a nice sleeper but no had to go off the plans and add a big sleeper that my lowboy trailer really doesn’t need. LOL

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#9 posted 09-11-2016 08:06 PM

Shaping up beautifully , I also agree you need to build some real heafty wheels & tires to fit this Baby.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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