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I've posted two projects on making parts for the Delmar Caboose. The Mason Dixon Woodworking club was asked to assist in the restoration. I volunteered to make the parts needed.

I've posted the making of the windows


Then I needed to make a door.


I am now making the siding for the caboose. 3 1/2" wide with a 1/4" tongue and groove with a "V" cut relief at the edge of the board.

I must have given up on taking pictures during the process. bucause no picture were made during the actual milling.

I used a rabbit bit with a bearing that would cut 1/4" deep. I then cut on each side of the board to leave a 1/4" tongue.

The groove was cut with a 1/4" slotting bit that gave a 1/4" deep and wide bit.



I made 10 boards 8' long


The bevel on the edge was made with a 45 degree bit that gives you the interlocking corners.
I only went about 1/8" deep on the edge.



Then I really screwed up on the pictures.

I made 44 pieces of external window mounding. I made it one evening and delivered it the next morning so the only pictures I got was stack of boards that I used to cut the molding.



I'll simulate the cuts and post another picture. The window molding was between 24" and 36" long. They were all cut out of ends of 2 X 6 rafters that came from a home being constructed by one of the Mason - Dixon Woodworker members. I tried to pick all of the boards that were clear. But a few had small knots.

They were resawed again to 7/8" and planed to 3/4" and ripped to 2 1/2" wide.

The completion is here.

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This is some project, Karson! I'm not sure there will be anything left of the original caboose when you're done, but I know it is going to look great!
 

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you've been busy!!
 

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Nice millwork, Karson! You are making some serious sawdust.

Can't wait to see the finished restoration.
 

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Wow…Karson! This is a real undertaking!
 

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Nice work Karson. By the time you are done, you will be able to build your own caboose!
 

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Nice job Karson. you are a true craftsman.
 

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Karson,
Is the restoration complete? Would love to see pictures of the finished project.

Thanks,
Scott
 

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Yes it is complete and they had the dedication event last fall. I keep forgetting to take the camera to the toy workshop. The caboose is about 3 blks away. I'll try to get that done.
 

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Great project and tutorial Karson. The caboose really has been a good thing for you. The picture of you standing in front of it makes you look much younger, more handsome and a lot more hair. Thanks for sharing!
 

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Really I started the restoration 53 years ago.
 

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Wow, no wonder you have well over 12,000 posts! I guess at the rate you are going, it will be time to start restoration again. All kidding aside, any update on the project?
 

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It's done and all repainted. I'll try to get he latest pictures. They had a dedication last fall. Don't remember the date just remember that it was cold and windy.
 
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