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An adventure in making toys - Old Time Farm Truck #1: Intro

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 03-02-2015 07:37 PM 2123 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Edit 8 June 2015 Finished truck can be seen over here

One of my preferences in woodworking is wooden toys. I have a special interest in trucks and the model of the Old Time Farm Truck by Ron Fritz, Creeksidewoodshop.com on the Google Sketchup 3D warehouse drew my attention.

His model was in imperial dimensions and since I work in metric I redrew the truck in Sketchup with metric dimensions and also simplified it somewhat . You can convert imperial to mm in sketchup and the other way round, but you end up with mm figures which are quite unusable. Much easier to just redraw in mm. I also added scenes to the model depicting the different components and dimensions that can be printed and taken to the shop. (My shop is much too dusty to house a computer and I also don’t have the luxury of a house and shop computer)

In this blog I plan to detail my build experience of the truck.

The next entry will depict the the chassis and axle housings.

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity



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Dutchy

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#1 posted 03-04-2015 09:21 PM

Thanks George for sharing this on LJ.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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George_SA

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 07:08 AM

Hi Dutchy
Eintlik is Afrikaans my moedertaal wat uit Nederlands ontwikkel het. Ek kan Nederlands verstaan, maar nie regtig praat nie. Ek glo jy behoort Afrikaans ook te verstaan. :)

For our English speaking friends a translation of the above:
Actually my mother tongue is Afrikaans which originated from Dutch. I can understand Dutch, but not really speak it. I believe that you (that is Dutchy) will be able to understand Afrikaans as well.

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity

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#3 posted 03-05-2015 07:32 PM

I am thinging about this one also, after I finish 3 model Ts, look forward to seeing your progress!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Wildwood

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#4 posted 03-24-2015 07:19 PM

I am not familiar with your lathe especially whether spindle simply threaded or has Morse taper bore & threads.
Do think you are wasting your time trying to make a chuck to work on that faceplate!

Much safer route would be nut and bolt a waste block of wood to the face plate. Using carpenters glue another smaller waste block centered on the faceplate. You could always true up that second waste Block with normal turning tools.

Using either carpenters glue & paper joints or hot melt glue; glue wheel to second waste block and turn out/inside of the wheel add spokes later.

You might find it easier to both hot glue & screw your wheels to that second waste block and make a wheel hub at the same time!

Might talk to members of a local turning club for help.

-- Bill

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George_SA

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#5 posted 03-24-2015 07:26 PM

Bill
Thanks for the advice, especially on what type of glue to use on the wheel blanks.

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity

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