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Toy Construction #215: Hi Track Dozer It's time to make the blade

07-12-2018 07:19 PM by htl | 8 comments »

There’s some very interesting table saw set ups to get this done.You may have noticed two different woods being used but half way through I saw That I wanted walnut tips so cut out the maple and then glued on so walnut.I don’t back up very often but knew this would look ten times nicer. [I don’t have much walnut]I take just a half turn of the height adjustment at a time and even less on the last pass going very slowly to cut down on saw marks, that will needed to be sanded o...

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Toy Construction #214: Hi Track Dozer a little more progress

07-10-2018 12:00 AM by htl | 11 comments »

Got both tracks ready but just the one to see how it all fits. I added more below.

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Toy Construction #213: Hi Track Dozer Building the treads

07-05-2018 12:05 AM by htl | 12 comments »

I need to build the treads so I can be sure to get everything lined up.Building the treads is a very time consuming part of any project.I cut out the treads, then shaped them, then drilled over 300 holes for the pivot points.Then I made a jig to hold all the parts so I could cut them all the same. I used double sided tape to help hold the parts in place for cutting.I should add that I used a bar clamp the squeezed the parts from the end then nailed the end to keep everything in pla...

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Toy Construction #212: Hi Track Dozer

06-30-2018 06:56 PM by htl | 9 comments »

Started playing with the Toys and Joys Hi Track Dozer-81 last week.I had built one using the plans that the Wood Magazine sells which is a toy build but I mixed things up taking ideas from the pictures of the Toys and Joys Hi Track Dozer. Project post is here.This was my first try at a true model build from plans, but even then I went off the reservation. Here’s what I’ve got done so far.

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Toy Construction #211: Ford van #2 Just about there

06-20-2018 09:37 PM by htl | 11 comments »

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Toy Construction #210: Ford van #2 Playing with some wheels

06-14-2018 11:21 PM by htl | 10 comments »

I LOVE to make wheels I don’t know why but this is the one place I can have some fun. My spoke wheel making blog is here but I went just a tad different to get the model A look. Since I’m building the 1929 ford van I’m trying for some Model A Wheels.They should look like this. Well here’s what I came up with today with a little trial and error.Now if I can just make four that are close to the same.I’ve all ways had trouble getting things marked up and I ...

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Toy Construction #209: Ford van #2 Glue up

06-13-2018 12:10 AM by htl | 5 comments »

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Toy Construction #208: Building another Ford Van 1929

06-09-2018 10:55 PM by htl | 5 comments »

After the Excavator I wanted to build something easy and fast and a friend liked the Ford Van so much he asked if I would build one, and I really like the look and feel of this simple project so off we go again.Will be made out of oak instead of maple this time.So cut out some parts we’re on our way. Ick Asked in the last Ford van build. ””You may say simple, but I’m impressed by the compound convex curve of the hood, with a matching curve on both the radiator and the ...

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Toy Construction #207: Excavator Just about there

06-02-2018 11:02 PM by htl | 12 comments »

Just need to glue up the Hydraulics and a few other dodads and play a little more with the cabin.

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Toy Construction #206: Excavator Boring for the hydraulics

05-28-2018 10:12 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Doing the hydraulics can be interesting and I just happened to see a tip about boring long holes on the net and found out it works great and is quite fast with the right tools.The outer housing is 1/2” and I drilled a 5/16 hole If I remember right, 3 3/4” deep.My brad bit wouldn’t quite go the whole way but once you’re 3” or more just drill the rest by hand and it’s done. Then some other parts just about ready. It’s funny I bought the Jacobs...

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