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Toy Construction #242: Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

11-08-2018 10:33 PM by htl | 12 comments »

I guess I’m not much of a modern car builder, give me square parts and all is well. lol Here’s the bad part and then the fix. There’s a lot a work that went on between these two pictures. Now we got her back to right.I know this isn’t true Vette styling but it is what it is.I am having a hard time coming up with a seat that works so will be playing with the wheels and sleep on the seat thing.

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Toy Construction #239: Chevy Corvette 1962

11-02-2018 10:04 PM by htl | 7 comments »

I know what your thinking, he’s building another one but winter is just around the corner so won’t be bothering you all much longer with my dribble. Next is why the Chevy Corvette 1962, well I like the sting ray back end but wanted the open head lights, so the best of both worlds if your into the older Vets me thinks.My first car was a 62 Chevy Impala, almost built that but the Vet first. Here’s the plans.As usual this is made out of scraps. [poplar for this build] Onl...

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Shop jigs #3: Wheel making jig Setting it up

10-29-2018 11:47 PM by htl | 5 comments »

A helper post for the tread making jig. Here is the jig in straight mod but I need angle tire treads so! Take out the two screws holding the base down, then pull up and turn the frame for angled mod, using the dowels to line everything up, them screw it down so everything stays in place. I cut off the corner so the fence could get in closer. I added a stop block at the back of the table saw so i wouldn’t have to think about stopping ,just hit the stop and on we go. Th...

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Toy Construction #237: Working on a Bob Cat Model

10-25-2018 10:08 PM by htl | 9 comments »

Started on the Toys & Joys Bob Cat model and wonders of wonders I brought the camera with me today.This is another very simple but way fun model to build. 5 hours work in 12 seconds. Tried something a little different for the roof.

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Toy Construction #235: Caboose using Gatto plans #2

10-18-2018 10:54 PM by htl | 9 comments »

Got it in my head the the Reading train needs some cars so ordered the Gatto plans that match up with the train.This will be my third caboose but all are completely different.It also come with a Hopper car which will be a new type car for me, it also comes with a passenger car but it’s I can’t remember but it’s way long so may build a cattle car instead down the road. {I love to build cattle cars. LOL}The project page for the Caboose is here. I forgot to bring the came...

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Shop jigs #1: Wheel making jig number 3

10-14-2018 03:37 AM by htl | 13 comments »

This is wheel jig number 3. Make sure your eyes are rested and you have your reading glasses handy it’s a long one. Here’s the kind a wheels I can make with this jig. I seem to never quit finding I need to adjust my jig for different sized wheels, and have been building more modern cars that use small wheels even though they are not small models.The case in point was my last build a Mustang, I blow up the plans to be twice as big and the wheels were still under 2̶...

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Toy Construction #229: Toyota 4Runner #3

09-21-2018 09:04 PM by htl | 5 comments »

Had to get the insides done before I could go any farther with the top. Had some left over oak and walnut glued up so made the seats out of this odd ball wood. Between the seat glue ups I worked on the wheel wells.Then glue up the top and a ton a sanding would be in my future. If I was to build another one I would leave more wood above the sides above the doors so the roof and sides would match up better.With the older trucks and cars this usually isn’t a problem becaus...

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Toy Construction #228: Toyota 4Runner #2

09-19-2018 08:50 PM by htl | 6 comments »

Been wanting to try this build for a long time but now I’m beginning to question my sanity, I needed an easy build not this thing. LOL The top and windows aren’t glued in just a look see as my passions was at an end and needed to call it a day.Going to take some fine adjustment but should work out ok? And here’s a picture of my truck. LOL

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Toy Construction #227: Toyota 4Runner #1

09-17-2018 09:33 PM by htl | 8 comments »

I keep telling myself I’m going to back off on the builds and then a project that has been rolling around in my head comes out to play.I have owned two prerunners, [the non 4wheel drive taller trucks] and love the look, and feel of them.So this will be a scratch build and hope I can pull it off as there is quite a bit more shape to these modern trucks.Here’s my testing of the waters to see if I’m up to the challenge. I wanted the ribbed floor in the back of the truck so I...

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Toy Construction #226: Belly Dump Trailer #3.5

09-12-2018 11:12 PM by htl | 5 comments »

I’m down to fine tuning the look, but hadn’t planned on a 12 wheel rear end so will need to make a couple more wheels.The finish project is here. Working on the mud guards-fenders.

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