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A Dump Truck Adventure #7: Some assembly

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 03-12-2018 06:54 PM 332 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are just a few photos of the assembly so far. This project is going slower than I anticipated – sometimes life just gets in the way of woodworking




A little accident on the belt sander weakening the the front back wheel axle holder.

Beefed up the axle holder. Remember this is a toy that must withstand play from a little boy.

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



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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 03-12-2018 07:00 PM

interesting how you are using dowel to join pieces together …..... LOOKS GOOD :<))

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

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George_SA

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#2 posted 03-12-2018 07:17 PM

Tony
Thanks for your comment.
The dowels are to give it strength so that it will hold up when when the little boy it is being made for starts playing with it. As far as possible I reinforced all joints with dowels. I first glue up and afterwards insert dowels of the same colour. As it is a toy I’m not too concerned to make blind dowel joints. The feul tanks were however attached using blind dowel joints.

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

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htl

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#3 posted 03-12-2018 11:40 PM

Great project and I’ve always been a big user of dowels up till the model addiction got hold of me and if I was building for kids your way is the best.
I love it when a modeler or toy builder cuts out all the parts and then spreads it out to show before putting it all together.
For some reason my mind just won’t let the parts sit there that long have to get my glue sniffing in I guess.

Great job and way cute too!!!

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