An adventure in making toys - Old Time Farm Truck #10: Final Assembly

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 06-08-2015 10:22 AM 1569 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Assembly of my Old Time Farm Truck

The finished components that need to be assembled

A test fit

Gluing the mudguards

The second mudguard gets added

Gluing the engine block to the cab – the 4 lb hammer provides a nice clamping force

The mudguard is glued to the chassis

An alignment block attached to the loadbed with double sided tape

Test fit

Glued on

The cab and engine block plus the loadbox added

I should have attached the headlamps before gluing the Cab and engine block to the chassis

I had to shorten the headlamp attachment dowels

I used epoxy to glue the headlamps on to compensate for the shorter attachment dowels. They were glued to the engine block as well as the mudguards. That should make it strong enough.

As I had an extra wheel from the test wheels that I made, I decided to ad it as a spare wheel. This is not on the original plan. I finished it with poly

Ralbuck suggested using wedges to secure the wheels (made with my Drill Powered Toy Wheel making Lathe) to the axles and also to lubricate the axles with candle wax.

Finished (all the components were also secured with dowels to strengthen the bonds)

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

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#1 posted 06-08-2015 01:10 PM

Nice looking truck. Enjoyed the blog.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 06-08-2015 01:53 PM

Excellent build!

I like the use of a simple screw and washer to represent the headlights. Clever!

Now, try building a duplicate with hand tools only. You will find the exercise to be fairly challenging, but very gratifying in the end.

Keep posting. Enjoyed this a lot.

-- Ed

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#3 posted 06-09-2015 08:06 AM

Thanks for the nice comments.

Ed, when I have a bit more time on my hands after retirement, I might just take you up on the hand tool challenge

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

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#4 posted 06-26-2015 12:29 PM

Lovely, good work.

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#5 posted 06-26-2015 05:25 PM

That is a nice clean toy and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 08-29-2016 01:45 PM

Really nice how to sorry to be late to this party.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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