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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 #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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Toy Construction #204: Excavator Got a little more done.

05-18-2018 09:16 PM by htl | 12 comments »

Haven’t been gluing the big parts together in case I need a redo but coming along as I spit and sputter around. The base is not glued or bolted down so thing are put in place but top heavy so just placed for a have look. Went easy on myself and didn’t put as much shaping to the body but as I think I said earlier the building of the tracks was my main reason for building this so with that done going off the plans for some things.

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Toy Construction #177: VW Bus #7 1/2 It's just about there.

01-10-2018 10:42 PM by htl | 8 comments »

More wheels, their so small I should a used less tread but one set turned out ok. Then sand sand sand, you ain’t never heard that before have you?

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Toy Construction #104: Power Wagon 6x6 building the cab

09-24-2016 10:53 PM by htl | 10 comments »

Been out in my back so been a slow go with this one.Here’s the beginning of the body work.Using oak and walnut for this build but the interior is cherry. To me they went about the body work in a strange round about way but should come out all right in the end.I thought they would look like coke bottles but look more like wine bottles to me.

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