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

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 05-27-2015 12:15 PM 1429 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 plan changing the mudguards so that they would be made up of different straight grained pieces. After thinking this through again when I started making them, I came to the conclusion that the changed mudguards would in actual fact be weaker than the rounded ones due the the joints in the design.

I used a piece of teak from the scrap bin and positioned the layout in such a way to minimise the amount of short grain on the roundings. They seem to be quite strong.

I printed the mudguards and pasted the pattern to the wood and then I used my bandsaw to cut them out.

I used my homemade spindle sanders to finish the mudguards

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



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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 05-27-2015 12:46 PM

This is really looking good. I’m going to look back over this blog.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 05-28-2015 07:39 AM

George,
George,
George…
Wives have an uncanny knack of noticing things missing, regardless of how short it was.

Let me know what ward you go to at The Bay and I will come visit you !

Nice job on the headlights !!

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 08:08 AM

:)

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

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robscastle

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#4 posted 05-29-2015 09:40 AM

I see your reply,
does that mean you are already on the floor horizontal and paralysed from a beating and your face is so contorted it looks like a smile on your face ! tee hee

-- Regards Robert

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George_SA

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#5 posted 05-29-2015 10:43 AM

The broom stick is now too short to be of any use in a beating, so I am safe for now :)

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

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#6 posted 05-29-2015 11:00 PM

OK good work George Looking forward to seeing the finished product !

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 05-31-2015 05:19 PM

Thanks for sharing George.

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

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