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Toys & Models #3: School Bus Part 3

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Blog entry by sras posted 07-09-2020 12:07 AM 559 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Next was framing the windows. I should have taken a few more pictures here.

There are a few steps covered by this photo. The blank on the lower right was the first step. The dados on each end and the center were made with the router table and the narrow dado was done on the table saw with a 1/16” kerf blade.

This blank was used to create the strips in the center of the picture. Each of these strips consists of 2 window posts.

The last pieces are the corner posts. The dado in these were cut with the same setup as the post blanks.

Next is fitting each window post into the stopped dado in the side walls. The top rail for the windows has been cut from the wall blank. That’s how I ensure the dados match up.

Since each stopped dado is a little bit different the posts are numbered after being fit.

Then the window posts are glued in to the wall and top rail.

Then attach the corner posts

While the glue is setting up on the corner posts, the center bar can be fitted.

And then glued in place

The final glue up is sanded to shape.

Next is the back fender openings. A blank is glued up from 2 layers of 3/16” material

The curve for the fender trim is cut on each end and a chamfer is routed

Then the blanks are split apart on the bandsaw

And sanded to final thickness

The cut line is marked (it’s 1/16” above center)

And cut

They are then glued in place

The wheel opening is cut on the scroll saw and sanded to size with the spindle sander

That takes care of days 5 & 6 and the blog is now caught up.

So far I’ve got 28 hrs into the build

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 07-09-2020 07:35 AM

You’ll need to post me your address so I can send a bank cheque,

for a new pencil.

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

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sras

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#2 posted 07-09-2020 02:05 PM

Oops! I let one of my character traits show up on the internet!

Two reasons for the tiny pencils-

First is I can’t throw anything away that still has value. This one is nearing the end as I can no longer hold it in the sharpener.

Second is that I can’t keep a long pencil in the shop. I recently “retired” my last stubby pencil and got out a new full length one. Within the first day, it rolled off the bench and I stepped on it. Just like that I had 3 new short pencils! I won’t even attempt a new long pencil until those 3 are used up…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 07-09-2020 02:39 PM

ALOT of extra work for the windows and it shows your attention to details … I like your stubby :<))

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

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sras

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#4 posted 07-09-2020 03:22 PM


I like your stubby :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Not sure how to respond to that—- ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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lew

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#5 posted 07-09-2020 04:33 PM

What “Duck” said about the pencil!

Love the way you made those fenders.

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

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sras

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#6 posted 07-09-2020 06:17 PM

Lew: Hi – my name is Steve and I use short pencils :)

Tony – and yes there was a good deal of work for those windows. Hopefully they will last a little longer in the hands of 3 & 5 year olds!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 07-09-2020 08:49 PM

Nice work but all them clamps, I couldn’t see the work being done. LOL

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#8 posted 07-09-2020 09:08 PM

I think that’s the frist time I have seen someone suggest there are too many clamps!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 07-10-2020 12:38 AM



What “Duck” said about the pencil!
- lew

Split the check with you lew... I’d hate to see the confusion on sras’s face if he got two pencils.

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

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#10 posted 07-10-2020 01:13 AM


Lew: Hi – my name is Steve and I use short pencils :)
- sras

Hi (everyone, I’m also new here -) my name is Alex and (my wife tells everyone) I use short pencils :)

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

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#11 posted 07-10-2020 01:51 AM

Hey LBD – I think you know me too well. Have you been hiding in my shop?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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htl

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#12 posted 07-10-2020 02:13 AM



I think that s the frist time I have seen someone suggest there are too many clamps!

- sras

Did I write that?
It must be a case of clamp jealousy. ;-[

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#13 posted 07-10-2020 09:04 AM

That’s one top tip the way you did the wheel arches. Top marks sir.

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

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#14 posted 07-10-2020 02:14 PM

Bruce – I friend of mine once said “Heaven is a place where there are enough clamps”

Thanks crowie – It took me a while to figure out a way to make these where I felt comfortable. If I were to make them next time I think I’d skip the double thickness/split apart steps and just hand work the bevels. I think that would actually take less time.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 07-11-2020 03:03 PM

Very nice to see how you are solving the “problems”.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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