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Toy Construction #217: Semi Truck T&J #2

08-12-2018 11:47 PM by htl | 9 comments »

Started on another semi truck, been thinking about building a trailer and thought it would be nice to have the truck ready for it.Doing it this way I’ll make all the tires at one time and they’ll all match up, which has been a problem some times.I never seem to make them the same way. :-[Just some quick shots before I headed out the door.

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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 | 9 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 #211: Ford van #2 Just about there

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

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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 #199: One More Train #2

04-05-2018 02:38 AM by htl | 8 comments »

Got started on a small train yesterday thinking of making it one of those toy book end kind a projects, but we’ll have to see where it wants to go.The chimney is all ready way different than I had planned but that’s the way it wanted to be. lolThe chimney is also way big but maybe it will turn out alright.The chimney and boiler were glued up for my last train [as one looong turning], but the glue up didn’t go as planed not straight so cut it down and we get another train pro...

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Toy Construction #151: Train track build

08-11-2017 01:14 AM by htl | 9 comments »

My train cars are just over 5’ long so will be making tracks to fit and while I’m at it I’m cutting an extra set while the tools are set up just in case I get the wild hair to build more, plus if any of the tracks don’t come out right I’ll have a fall back set..I am splitting the tracks in two so will have a coupling near the middle, making it much easier to work in my small shop.So have made enough track for two shelves 5’ long and will have a shelf made u...

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Toy Construction #145: Caboose----mail car

07-27-2017 09:50 PM by htl | 12 comments »

Getting started on the next car for my train set.It will be a caboose – mail car.It will be something like this. I got started on the base and sides today.It will be made out of green poplar with cherry ascents.It is a scratch build and will be full size in line with toys and joys train plans.The picture I found on a google caboose search came up with this and the third picture bellow show what I’m using to build this car.I printed out the picture and then had to enlarge it to...

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Toy Construction #143: #2 Cattle car Adding the small parts #2

07-25-2017 12:24 AM by htl | 8 comments »

Now that I’ve got the main body parts made, or remade in the case of the ends. [had the grain running the wrong way.So need the guide for the sliding doors and all the other doodads. Had some fun making the top. Next up I need to build the doors and I took the trucks off the train to have a look at it all together. Here’s what the ends look like if turned and cut on the table saw, there’s many places where this would look great.

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