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Toy Construction #245: Ford pickup 1955 Made some wheels

01-06-2019 12:29 AM by htl | 9 comments »

Made a set a wheels for the Ford.Still a lot a clean up but you get the idea.Don’t know about the rims, I drilled the holes a little to close to the centers, so may need to try again. Funny to me the grill looks up side down but that’s the way their designed. May try again something like this front rim.

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Toy Construction #244: Ford pickup 1955 glueing it up and getting ready for some wheels

12-28-2018 11:08 PM by htl | 19 comments »

I haven’t been in the shop for around two weeks as a monster of all ear infection had got the better of me, but did work the last two days so heading for the finish with this project. I finely found a place for my last signature plate. Trying to figure out a way to use up some of my left over tires but may just have to make a set, we’ll see.I do like the look of a set a Dually on the back how about you? #4 over and out!

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Toy Construction #243: Ford pickup 1951

11-24-2018 10:26 PM by htl | 12 comments »

Got a slow start on the 1951 Pickup.This is a Toys and Joys plan, in maple.There are quite a few Beautiful ford pickups on the site so here’s my slant on it.

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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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