Toy Construction #118: Mining Truck Wheels and...

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Blog entry by htl posted 11-12-2016 04:31 PM 2871 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 117: Mining Truck Part 118 of Toy Construction series Part 119: Playing with a Bob Cat »

Here is the finished truck.

I got carried away and made the wheels too wide so not going to be able to have 4 wheels in the back but that’s ok cause I can use them on my next project. LOL

Here’s a picture of how big the wheels would have been if I had gone full scale, in fact this Hummer wheel is 1/4” smaller than they called for on the bump truck.

That would have been one monster truck if I would have gone full size!!!

I think the four fatter wheels will work out just fine.

I’ve always hated making hydraulics because I didn’t have a good way to make the brackets but found a trick that works for me at least..

I drill a hole in a block a wood for the dowel size I need. [Needs a tight fit]
Then set the fence to sand one half of the bracket, then turn the dowel over and sand the other side.

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#1 posted 11-12-2016 04:40 PM

Great ideal on hydraulics. That I’ll need to remember. Truck is looking good, as all your models do.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#2 posted 11-12-2016 05:10 PM

I like that dowel trick. that was a real pain on the garbage truck Im building

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 11-12-2016 05:33 PM

That’s one fine looking mining truck and thanks for sharing your ‘trick’.

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

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#4 posted 11-12-2016 06:39 PM

I like that dowel trick. that was a real pain on the garbage truck Im building

- johnstoneb

I love it to. I always did it on the dis sander but this is much better.


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#5 posted 11-12-2016 09:33 PM

Thanks all!!!
I almost didn’t add it thinking it would not be useful for any one, but when I need hydraulics I will no longer dread making them.

O!! and Thank Crowie for you help in getting this project started.

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#6 posted 11-12-2016 11:18 PM

Bruce, That’s very ingenious, the way that you’ve flattened the end of the hydraulic rams….

Also sir, love the wheels, you sure have mastered the talent of making them look very good…

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

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#7 posted 11-13-2016 03:31 PM

Great trick #4. I used a similar concept on the bandsaw and bevelled on the scroll saw. Never thought of using a spindle sander to clean up.

And of course… great wheels go without saying.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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