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A Dump Truck Adventure #2: The engine and radiator Part 1

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 01-04-2018 07:27 PM 1401 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Humble beginnings Part 2 of A Dump Truck Adventure series Part 3: The engine and radiator Part 2 & a diversion »

Next up is the engine. I used a darker wood (off cuts lying around, and I’m not sure exactly which type of wood) for the engine block and a lighter wood for the bonnet (I recently learned that in American English this is referred to as the hood )

Next is the radiator
On my first truck (Old Time Farm Truck #5: Engine Block) I glued some thin strips of wood to the radiator to form the grill and loose strips to form the frame. I found that to be a bit difficult to get the spacing right.

On this truck I decided to follow a different approach. For the grill I laminated a dark and light wood together.

Then I squared the top and cut it to width on my table saw. Then I cut slots through the darker wood to make a grill effect. This will be cut to size to fit inside the outer casing of the radiator

On the outer casing I borrowed a technique from Dutchy to cover the end grain with a long grain strip.


After cutting to size I glued a template on to cut out the inside square where the grill will be inserted.

To be continued in The engine and radiator Part 2

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)



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Dutchy

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#1 posted 01-04-2018 07:39 PM

This is making me glad!

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htl

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#2 posted 01-04-2018 07:49 PM

Great job and love them there HowTo’s

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#3 posted 01-04-2018 09:00 PM

i think I’m the only one not to blog a build ….this dump truck is going to be very nice ….LOOKS GOOD :<))

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

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#4 posted 01-04-2018 11:10 PM

GR8 About blogging.

It’s been kinda scary to start showing others how much I really don’t know about wood working.
So for me it has been a show what I’ve learned and figured out by watching others.
This post being a fine example of my watching and learning.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#5 posted 01-05-2018 06:03 AM



This is making me glad!

- Dutchy



Great job and love them there HowTo s

- htl


Thanks


i think I m the only one not to blog a build ….this dump truck is going to be very nice ….LOOKS GOOD :<))

- GR8HUNTER


I had a look at your creations and I feel humbled! WOW!

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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