The plan and dimensions
Chassis glue up
Axle housings. – Due to the runout on my drill press (which is quite old) I can’t drill a straight hole thru a long block. Thin pieces of wood is ok, but as soon as I drill a hole in a block 100mm and longer, the drill tends to wander a bit.
Therefore I split the blocks in half and cut the grooves with my table saw. After that I glue the two halves together.
The following photo shows the 4 halves ready for the glue up.
I used my small parts clamping jig for the glue up
The chassis and axles housings ready for glue up
The following photos shows the chassis with the axle housings from a few different angles.
After the glue dried on the chassis, I strengthened the corner joints with dowels (see last photo), because this truck is intended for a birthday present for our friends son. The truck should be able to withstand a bit of playing. I do the dowels after gluing the joints as that is just so much easier than trying to align dowel holes prier to glue up. Just drill a hole afterwards and insert a dowel. Quick and easy.
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