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An adventure in making toys - Old Time Farm Truck #9: Headlamps and mudguards

05-27-2015 12:15 PM by George_SA | 6 comments »

I used the end of a broomstick for the two headlamps. I didn’t have a 20 mm dowel and I did not want to fire up the lathe to turn a such a short 20mm spindle and also the broomstick was just the right diameter and it was only a very short piece that was needed. The headlamps will be attached to the engine block with dowels. I also used two washers and attached them with screws to make the headlamps a bit more interesting With the mudguards I reverted back to my original plan. While drawing the original sketchup plan I was concerned about the strength of the mudguards as there would be short grain on the roundings which might cause a weak spot. I then drew up an alternative...

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