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Lattice boom crane (Toys and Joys) #2: Tracks continuation

11-16-2015 09:51 PM by Dutchy | 7 comments »

A lot of work is done making all the tracks. Below the pictures. Thanks for watching

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Blog Post Index #1: Just trying to make it easier for someone to find the high points of my blog.

01-02-2018 07:45 PM by htl | 16 comments »

Wondered how hard it would be to make a Blog index for helping find things and bundling somethings together for quick reference.I know there’s a search tool but have you ever really tried finding much with it.I just hit 200 blog entries and lets say you wanted to see how I make a tire well the index has grouped the high points of these and other posts. So try it out and give me some hints how I can make it better.By putting it here I can up date it as time goes by and add more links....

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Toy Construction #92: T&J Dozer #2&3

08-18-2016 08:38 PM by htl | 17 comments »

Barely spiting and sputtering the last couple a days but got a little done. Got out my bucket a treads for the dozer and the parts were cut out but still need the holes the treads and the alignment blocks so a ton a work still to be done on them. These will be walnut treads but also had some mahogany one made up so used one of the mahogany treats to make a drilling jig. I just drilled through the one side then flipped the jig over and did the other side. Build note When drilling...

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Toy Construction #65: Hummer Wheels Jig

06-22-2016 09:09 PM by htl | 11 comments »

Got the plans for the Hummer and it’s about time to give it a try.There are some outstanding Hummer projects on here so have lots a great examples to look to for inspiration. The first thing up for modding is going to be the wheels.This is the main reason I’m building this, been wanting to make some of those mudder tires. LOL I’m afraid I’m like Ducky there’s just something about a cool set a wheels!!! What got me started was seeing a post about building...

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Wooden toys wheel making #1: Take-off

09-14-2015 08:01 PM by Dutchy | 7 comments »

I started making wheels for my two cranes and aslo this new blog. Could have published it in the crane blog but preferred a new blog because you can use this wheels for many other toys. There is a special wheel making video you can buy from Toys and Joys but I didn,t bought it and do it my own way. I hope this blog will help some others to make special toy wheels. Perhaps the video way is a better one but this blog is for free ;) When I can improve my method please let me know, I am al...

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Lattice boom crane (Toys and Joys) #1: One afternoon tracks

11-12-2015 07:50 PM by Dutchy | 10 comments »

I started with a new T and J project. A lattice boom crane. I first wanted to make a intarsia coon, but the patterns are not yet arrived. Therefore, an interruption is possible when the patterns arrive. Below pictures of making the raw tracks. Thanks for watching

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Wheel Tread routing jig for T and J toys.

02-26-2016 03:39 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

This simple routing jig to be used on 4” diameter x 1 1/2” piece of wood to rout treads using a 8mm guide bush. The jig was designed in Sketchup. The top plate (pattern) can be changed as required as long as the “channel” is 8mm wide and is positioned on the jig using 4 locating dowels. The jig is small approximately 200mm x 140mm x 130mm and is designed to be used with a trimmer. There is a side viewing window to line up indexing marks as you spin the wheel ar...

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Finishing Tips #1: Blotch Control (Homemade) Water Base Pre-Stain Conditioner

03-24-2011 07:45 AM by pjones46 | 46 comments »

I have been working on a project in Cherry and before I finished the desks I decided to try out some of the General Finishes Dye stain but on the scrap test pieces the blotching was driving me nuts. I came to this site and tried all the suggestions until I came across the discussion proclaiming that Charles Neil’s pre stain conditioner was the way to go. Bought some, tried it and still had minor blotching but it works well. Watching his video he said it was a water based PVA enhanced produ...

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Tips for Picking Saw Blades

12-15-2009 10:42 PM by knotscott | 55 comments »

-updated 2/4/2015 Good blades on a saw are analogous to good tires on a high performance car…they can ultimately determine or limit the resulting end performance. There are a number of different factors that should be considered in saw blade selection. Decent quality is essential or you’re sunk from the beginning, so skip the cheapos even if they’re a “good deal”. Two inferior saw blades that cost the same as one decent saw blade are still inferior. It’s sort...

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How to use a Kerfmaker (trying to help out!) Blog.

09-21-2010 09:14 PM by mafe | 43 comments »

How to use a KerfmakerOk, many asked me this question, and I have seen it again and again on LJ. If you need to find out how to make one, you can see my Kerfmaker 'Brass'n wood'. Another fun gadget is the tenonmarker: I’ll try to explain, as well as I can, feel free to ask questions if I do not make myself clear (I’m only human): Collect what is needed, in this case a base stock and two thinner side stocks, and of course a Kerfmaker...

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