Road Grader #2: I did do something over the Christmas period

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Blog entry by Pjonesy posted 01-07-2017 02:38 AM 1751 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have now completed the rear half of the Grader apart from the wheels. Most of the cab is made from New Zealand Kauri with American Cherry for hinges on the doors. The rear tool box is also Kauri.

Grader progress. 8 photo IMG_7206_zpsgfjzfpmc.jpg

I have temporarily pinned the two halves together and sat the rear axle on blocks for a better idea of how the whole thing will look a little later on.

Grader progress. 7 photo IMG_7205_zpspayzgtj9.jpg

I made the hinges on the doors slightly out of alignment so that they bind a little when fully opened. This keeps them in the open position even when moving the model around.

Grader progress. 6 photo IMG_7204_zpslp2ldqfu.jpg

Grader progress. 4 photo IMG_7201_zps6spzqfss.jpg

Grader progress. 3 photo IMG_7199_zpssgvonnu3.jpg

Instead of gluing a 1/4×1/4 block under the lid of the tool box I cut a piece of 3/32 dowel in half length ways between the sides and glued the lid straight onto the flat surface on the dowel.

Grader progress. 2 photo IMG_7198_zps1lx4ffoo.jpg

Now to finish the front half then the wheels. I will keep you posted.

-- Peter New Zealand

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#1 posted 01-07-2017 05:15 AM

Wow PJ... The detail is phenomenal. Every time I scrolled down (to the next picture) I almost expected glass in the window/door frames.

BTW. Extra brownie points for the steering wheel…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 01-07-2017 06:21 AM

Super duper and nicely done.
This is going to be outstanding when it’s completed.

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#3 posted 01-07-2017 06:35 AM

VERY nice work ; it is looking great.
keep us informed on your progress please

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#4 posted 01-07-2017 08:29 AM

I’‘m enjoying!


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#5 posted 01-07-2017 09:43 AM

Now Peter that on beautifully detailed model sit. Cheers crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 01-07-2017 02:18 PM

You must have the patience of a saint to be able to get that kind of detail.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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#7 posted 01-07-2017 03:46 PM

cant wait too see the grader finished …....... thanks for the tease Peter LOL ........I love the detail …nice touch with the steering wheel …... GREAT JOB :<)

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 01-07-2017 03:51 PM

Love the different woods to show off all the different parts.

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#9 posted 01-07-2017 06:51 PM

You are definitely a great craftsman!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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