Toy Construction #103: Power Wagon 6x6 building the transfer case, drive shafts and wheels

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Blog entry by htl posted 09-17-2016 11:11 PM 2821 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First picture shows the back drive shaft passing over the differential and heading to the transfer case.
Both rear drive shafts go to the transfer case independently.
Second picture show the transfer case with the drive shaft to the trans and one to the front end.
I ran out of 1/4” oak dowel so will finish up the drive shafts monday.
Last pictures just showing the travel of the rear axles.

Couple a pictures of the wheels being made.
marked for the band saw and cut,

Then drilled 5/8 deep with the hole saw and will clear it out with a fastener bit just deep enough so the router can clear for the inside shaping.
Using the 1” store bought wheels for the centers the hole saw fits them just right but not wanting to drill all the way through to help keep every thing centered, so after the hole saw I clear out the hole with the biggest fastener bit I have.
By doing it this way everything stays center to the axles.
Then when I glue in the centers if their off a little bit I just drill from the back using the hole saw’s guide hole and everything is just right.

Setting the hole saw for the right depth.

Then off to the super duper sanding disk and wheel jig.

Then over to the table saw for some groovy work, I showed this last week so check it out a couple a pages back on the semi blog.
So here’s what they will look like, I had an extra one from the semi build so put it in here to show the difference in looks just by using a different router bit and spacing the tread differently.

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#1 posted 09-18-2016 02:05 AM

I ran out of 1/4” oak dowel so will finish up the drive shafts monday.

- htl

Is monday a hard or softwood?

Looking good, especially considering your love of small parts

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#2 posted 09-18-2016 02:31 AM

Ducky it’s not a hatred of small parts but hatred of small part that hang off of vehicles and tracks!!! LOL

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#3 posted 09-21-2016 11:59 PM

Here’s more tire pictures.
Glued a pattern for my spokes on a tire and got much better marks for the spokes.

Then set up the jig to get um done.

Then a small adjustment and drilled holes for the tooth pick lug nuts.

Blacked out some more wheels with the vinegar and steel wool.

Here’s the axles and the drive shaft follows the axles.

Got the easy part done now I need to get to work.

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