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Toy Trucks Build #3: Engine Compartment Milling

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Blog entry by HerbC posted 185 days ago 744 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I managed to squeeze in a little shop time today and began by using my Craftsman 113 series contractor table saw to rip a piece of sycamore to rough width and resawed it rough thickness for the engine compartment pieces. As you can see in this photo, I’m using a 2×4 and a couple of clamps as a rip fence. What can I say, I got the saw for $35…

I used my planer to mill the piece of sycamore to the final width and thickness. No pictures of that process today.

Next I used the camfer bit in the router to put a 3/8” camfer on the top two edges of the stock.

Here I’m checking to see what a good job this bit does cutting the camfers.

I set up a stop block on the table saw sled and cut the engine compartment pieces to the final length.

Here’s a photo of a completed engine compartment piece, ready to be sanded and assembled.

The engine compartment piece will be glued to the main chassis, as shown in this photo:

Today’s efforts produced six engine compartment pieces. I only need four for the chassis I have cut but I’ll put the extras away for the next time I make one of these trucks.

I also resawed some sycamore and some SYP and planed it down to the thickness required for various cab parts.

Thanks for looking in on this ongoing projects.

Ya’ll be careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090



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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 184 days ago

...keep on Truckin’

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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HerbC

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#2 posted 184 days ago

Thanks for the encouragement GrandpaLen.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#3 posted 120 days ago

Herb, thanks so much for breaking a plan like this down and showing how to achieve each step. Wish there was some videos showing this. It could really add any little steps missed in a written blog.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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