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A Dump Truck Adventure #6: Lights, feul tanks and mud gaurds

01-14-2018 07:51 PM by George_SA | 0 comments »

Lights made from 16mm dowel. The lights are stove bolts which fit just nicely on the dowel face. I drilled a center hole and screwed the stove bolts in. The lights will be attached to the truck with dowels. The fuel tanks. My original plan was to make round fuel tanks, but I decided that square fuel tanks would be easier to make. I cut slots on the tanks and inserted splines and then sanded them flush afterwards. (To achieve the same effect on a round tank would involve a glue up with t...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #5: Cab components

01-14-2018 07:19 PM by George_SA | 1 comment »

Cab floor and firewall Drilling the hole for the steering wheel at a 60 deg angle Steering Wheel Although the 60 deg angle for the steering wheel looked ok on my SketchUp plan, but a 45 deg Angle looked better in real life. I just reamed the hole a bit. As an after thought I also installed a dash. The seat The back wall I discovered an easy way to cut pieces to a specific length on my sled.I set the length with my square And then use the square as a setup guide for the cu...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #3: The engine and radiator Part 2 & a diversion

01-06-2018 06:53 PM by George_SA | 1 comment »

Now to cut out the center of the radiator to make a hole for the grill. That necessitated a diversion as I don’t have a scroll saw and the part is too small to use the jigsaw in the normal manner. First Idea – quick and dirty jigsaw table. NOPE! NOT A GOOD IDEA! That will result in some shorter fingers! Next plan. Make a jig saw table similar to some ideas I saw on YouTube. After I did a test cut, I realized this is also a DANGEROUS machine!!!!!!Fortunately my ji...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #1: Humble beginnings

01-03-2018 07:20 PM by George_SA | 4 comments »

It is time for another truck making adventure. The little guy who received this Old Time Farm Truck for his 1st birthday has a little brother who is now also nearing his 1st birthday. As usual I asked professor Google and his assistants YouTube and Pinterest for some ideas and from those Ideas I decided on a dump truck. First I needed a plan and SketchUp proved to be handy again. I drew the plans (available over her) As usual I start with the chassis. Although I prefer my Small ...

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Toy Construction #57: Tanker Truck #1

06-03-2016 12:11 AM by htl | 14 comments »

Started playing with the plans for the tanker truck.T&J has two tanker trucks, this one was put out in 1985 if I remember right and is a very simple plan with 2 pages to work with.The newer one is much more elaborate having tool boxes and oil drums on the sides.It had fenders going to the tool boxes and stopping. The one I have has full fenders but no tool boxes and the tank is rounder. I’m going to be copying the squarer looking tank but still not sure about the tools boxes y...

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Toy Construction #24: Starting to build the Mack LR Truck #1 Plans

03-07-2016 08:33 PM by htl | 9 comments »

I’m starting to lay out where everything goes on paper with the few down loaded Mack and some great Daf pictures I could find.Then I can take some measurements and off to the shop I go.I will be working on the frame axles[differential] springs motor and trans.Probable should make the wheels fairly soon so I’ll have those measurements.Those wheels are going to be interesting, I’ve never made any like this before.I just love those wheels I posted, will be kind of off road, on road tires.O...

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Toy Construction #23: Starting the planing of the future truck

03-06-2016 08:33 PM by htl | 15 comments »

Starting a new post for my next build which will not be the logging truck as planned but a truck that will match up with the Excavator.I may leave the frame long at first for the well drilling rig but want a truck and trailer for the excavator. I like the look and feel of the excavator much more than the drilling rig so we will have more fun and enjoy it more building for that.I’m thinking of using the Mack LR as my main body type but Dutchy showed me the DAF truck from Europe which ...

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An adventure in making toys - Old Time Farm Truck #10: Final Assembly

06-08-2015 10:22 AM by George_SA | 6 comments »

Assembly of my Old Time Farm Truck The finished components that need to be assembled A test fit Gluing the mudguards The second mudguard gets added Gluing the engine block to the cab – the 4 lb hammer provides a nice clamping force The mudguard is glued to the chassis An alignment block attached to the loadbed with double sided tape Test fit Glued on The cab and engine block plus the loadbox added OOPS!!!!!I should have attached the headlamps before glu...

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Toy Trucks Build #3: Engine Compartment Milling

02-18-2014 05:29 AM by HerbC | 3 comments »

I managed to squeeze in a little shop time today and began by using my Craftsman 113 series contractor table saw to rip a piece of sycamore to rough width and resawed it rough thickness for the engine compartment pieces. As you can see in this photo, I’m using a 2×4 and a couple of clamps as a rip fence. What can I say, I got the saw for $35… I used my planer to mill the piece of sycamore to the final width and thickness. No pictures of that process today. Next I u...

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Toy Trucks Build #2: Detail Milling of Chassis

02-17-2014 03:59 AM by HerbC | 1 comment »

Back to working on the trucks. I know some of you thought I’d already bailed out, but not this time. As I said in my last blog post, I needed to build a small sled for my table saw. I finished it today. My first swing at making a sled bombed because the plywood (Hm Dpt 1/2” Sandply…) was slightly warped and it wouldn’t relax and lay flat on the table saw… So I laminated three pieces of 3/16” tempered hardboard (aka Masonite). I used the table saw top as ...

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