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A Dump Truck Adventure #7: Some assembly

03-12-2018 06:54 PM by George_SA | 3 comments »

Here are just a few photos of the assembly so far. This project is going slower than I anticipated – sometimes life just gets in the way of woodworking A little accident on the belt sander weakening the the front back wheel axle holder. Beefed up the axle holder. Remember this is a toy that must withstand play from a little boy.

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A Dump Truck Adventure #4: The engine and radiator Part 3

01-11-2018 04:09 PM by George_SA | 4 comments »

After the radiator was glued to the engine block Now to round the bonnet corners. I could either sand them round or I could use the round over on the router table. This last option is a bit more risky ito tear out. Despite that I decided to go the router route, but there was a problem. I still need to make one of those fancy router table fences where the gap for the router bit is adjustable. The present fence’s gap is a bit big for the size of the engine. So I made a temporary fen...

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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 #2: The engine and radiator Part 1

01-04-2018 07:27 PM by George_SA | 5 comments »

Next up is the engine. I used a darker wood (off cuts lying around, and I’m not sure exactly which type of wood) for the engine block and a lighter wood for the bonnet (I recently learned that in American English this is referred to as the hood ) Next is the radiatorOn my first truck (Old Time Farm Truck #5: Engine Block) I glued some thin strips of wood to the radiator to form the grill and loose strips to form the frame. I found that to be a bit difficult to get the spacing rig...

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