Constructing "Old 99" #6: An easy push.

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Blog entry by MrWoody posted 08-30-2008 01:08 PM 1599 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last night I photocopied a few parts from the plan and glued them to some 1/8” and 3/16” stock using Elmer’s rubber cement. If you put this stuff on just one part to glue it just rolls off when you need. I tried spray adhesive but found it too messy.
I’m making the counter weights for the wheels and the parts for the cow catcher.
The picture shows the triangles glued to 1/8” stock. I had to peel them off and glue them to 3/16”.


At the band saw I cut the pieces close to the line. Then using my small belt sander I almost took the black line off.



Then I peeled the paper off. It leaves a slight residue which just rolls off with your fingers.


Then I sanded everything to 220. I haven’t mentioned it before, but I sand every piece to 220 before I work on it. Then clean them up with 220 when I’m finished.


I then cut out the piece for the back and bottom. I thought that I had pictures of this. I know I meant to. With everything sanded I start gluing 3/16” triangles to 1/8” base and back. The spacer is 1/8”. I’m using a gap filling cyano brand name “Zap a Gap”.


This is one of the parts that are not drawn well on the plan and the base should have been about 3/16” longer. After the glue dries overnight I’ll sand the ends to match the base and it’ll be fine. You and I are the only ones who will know.


-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#1 posted 08-30-2008 01:20 PM

Looking good Woody…...Old 99 is starting to take shape

I will have to try the rubber cement. I have been useing the yahoo glue sticks. These also work well.. Your right about the spray stuff; too messy, and too much sanding.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 08-30-2008 01:26 PM

Thanks Toyguy. I found that the glue sticks hold too aggressively and I end up sanding more than I like.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#3 posted 08-30-2008 02:33 PM

looks like quite a nice project you got going on mr. woody !

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#4 posted 08-30-2008 05:26 PM

Chugging right along and lookin good!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 09-01-2008 03:49 PM

Looking great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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