The dump truck #2: Leaf springs

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 02-06-2016 06:44 PM 1406 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had to made groves from 0,7 mm wide in the springs. I don’t have tools to do this and that’s why I made the springs out of more pieces. I also wanted black springs and therefor I used european oak. Ebonizing european oak is easy because it contains a lot of tannic acid.


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#1 posted 02-06-2016 07:47 PM

You are NOT making toy; You are making precision miniature!

Will be fantastic, but way too much work I it!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 10:14 AM

Very clever, I was trying to work out how you were going to bend them….top job Dutchy…

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#3 posted 02-07-2016 11:33 PM

This has more details than the logging truck I was looking at.
No springs and drive gear on it.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#4 posted 02-14-2016 03:16 PM

Very interesting Jan. I have long wanted to make some wooden functioning transverse leaf springs, but first I have to find a suitable project for them. Yours look very realistic and it was good thinking to use oak for it’s ebonizing qualities. I have been wondering how they would work for some kind of a press.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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