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Blog entry by sras posted 07-08-2020 03:45 PM 487 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I haven’t done a real time blog in a long time. Time to do one. I’m using my phone for pictures for the first time so we’ll see how that goes…

I’m bulding a pair of school buses for grandkids birthdays. The first one starts school this fall. The second one will be given in 2 years. I started with a set of plans from Toys & Joys . The first thing I did was redraw it at half size.

After getting the wood cut to the various thicknesses (3/4”, 3/8”, 3/16”, 9/32”, 1/8”, and 1/16”) I cut the floors

I also got the roof parts started

And the step

Then on to the Wheel Wells

and Axle block. I drilled halfway from each end to limit bit wander

Then glued everything onto the floors

I also made the blanks for the seats

and started the radiator grills & frames. I cut the v-grooves with the saw blade tilted 45 degrees,

That takes care of the first 2 days.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive



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#1 posted 07-08-2020 03:53 PM

Neat. This will be fun.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 07-08-2020 03:57 PM

I will be following this post as i just love blogs reading them not making them LOL LOOKS GOOD SO FAR :<))

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

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#3 posted 07-08-2020 04:22 PM

Steve – It is a fun project – a nice diversion from a very large one that has kept me busy for more than a year

Tony – I like reading more than making them too. Using my phone for the pics has helped.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 07-08-2020 04:31 PM



Steve – It is a fun project – a nice diversion from a very large one that has kept me busy for more than a year

Tony – I like reading more than making them too. Using my phone for the pics has helped.

- sras


maybe thats the problem I dont have a smartphone I have a dummy phone LOL :<))

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

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#5 posted 07-08-2020 04:48 PM

Nice to follow this one. Making it smaller is also making it more difficult. I like this model and it is a real USA one.

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#6 posted 07-08-2020 04:49 PM

What is the software you used for redrawing?

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#7 posted 07-08-2020 05:04 PM

Dutchy – I use Creo – it’s what I am familiar with from work…

And yes – the parts are small – the smallest I’ve worked with!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 07-08-2020 06:13 PM

Gonna be some happy little ones!

As with all your projects, Steve, this one is well thought out.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 07-08-2020 07:24 PM

Thanks Lew! Got quite a bit left to do…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 07-08-2020 07:59 PM

I want a seat on this bus build!!!

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#11 posted 07-08-2020 10:21 PM

There are lots of seats!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 07-08-2020 10:26 PM

You’re certainly put a good amount of time and effort into the detail of the bus; very nice.

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

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#13 posted 07-08-2020 11:01 PM

Thanks – being detail oriented is one of my character flaws. At least it might be in some groups – it’s not that unusual here though:)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 07-09-2020 07:27 AM

Great looking start sras. Love to see all the different ways that others approach a particular build.

Hope you don’t mind me buddying up for the ride.


... I m using my phone for pictures for the first time so we ll see how that goes…
- sras

You deserve an extra pat on the back for mastering those devil phones that seem to keep posting sideways pictures (next to ex-missuses, my 2nd. biggest phobia).

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

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#15 posted 07-09-2020 01:56 PM

Hi LBD! I haven’t put any extra effort into picture orientation. I think the key is to hold the camera (phone) in the correct orientation. So far so good :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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