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Toy Construction #133: Triming the base & filling the cab #3

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Blog entry by htl posted 06-30-2017 10:21 PM 577 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday I got most of the base and cab cut out and shaped now I’ll be triming it with cherry and building up the gadgets and things for the cab.

I looked and looked for My copy of Duckys boiler room but had to get him to show me where it was at.

Here’s one I found.

Here’s what I made for last time.

And here’s what I worked out for this build.
I already had the gauges put on before I stopped for lunch and found that Ducky was good enough to get what I needed.
Had a ball figuring out the levers.

Now back to the start of the day and a couple a how to.

They called for a slant under the roof to make it look like the whole thing is curved underneath.

Had a 2×4 with an angle on it so used it to guide the sanding.
Just sand to the line and it’s done.

Next trimming out all the base and cab edges.
First I cut up some cherry for trim.
I don’t try for any fancy angle cuts just start at the back and work my way forward.
I just put some trim in the hole and mark with a sharpened small screw driver.

I have a small electric miter saw but it just seems to work better old school for this.

Then I clamp a guide to my sander to make those really fine adjustments.

I used my band saw to cut out the windows so will be putting some trim at the top to hide where I entered the cut. [my scroll saw died} :-[
Then I used a file to square up the holes for trimming.

As I glue up the parts, I sand them flush,most times I will glue up more than on board at a time to speed things up, but have to be careful or you can sand parts the wrong way and knock them off.
[ I use super glue for this, glue it up hold the parts for a count of 120 and sand]

I did the gauges first, if I would have had Ducky’s plans I may have done it a tad different but this will work.

The walls are glued together but not to the base, just need to get the feel for the space.

Turned out pretty close to Duckys plans, thanks Ducky for you continuing help.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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crowie

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#1 posted 06-30-2017 10:36 PM

Some very nice detailing there Bruce…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 06-30-2017 10:48 PM

Nicely done!

I really appreciate people who take the time to show how they make the small details.

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#3 posted 06-30-2017 10:51 PM

looking great! Nice touch having the fire box doors open.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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htl

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#4 posted 06-30-2017 11:06 PM



looking great! Nice touch having the fire box doors open.

- bruce317

It’s funny but for that door I had this head light [that’s what it was] and wanted to cut it in half for the open door look and looked at my miter saw nope, not safe then the band saw, I don’t think so, then it hit me do it old school and used my little miter box that you see in the trim pictures.
Ten strokes and it was in half ,and with that thin blade there wasn’t much cut off.

Am I going back to hand tools, I hope not but their the winner for safety.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#5 posted 07-01-2017 04:07 AM

Great job on the cabin detail… the use of the light is very innovative.. The trims around the window and perimeters are impressive as well.


... old school and used my little miter box that you see in the trim pictures…

... Am I going back to hand tools…

- htl


There is noting wrong with a Japsaw and a trusty mitre box… one of my favourite fall back pieces of equipment.

As you may see, it has taken a “hammering” over the past 6 months.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#6 posted 07-01-2017 04:22 AM

Nice jig Ducky, I was just thinking mine was getting old and needs replacing and a shop built would be heavy duty. LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#7 posted 07-01-2017 06:05 AM

Great blog my friend. I enjoyed looking to your building methode. Keep on going. Insulation can wait ;), or is it to warm/hot there?

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#8 posted 07-01-2017 01:56 PM

Dutchy was planning on insulating the walls today but fell getting in the house yesterday so will be working on the train today, it’s been pretty cool and the insulation on the ceiling has really help my small air conditioner do it’s job.
But some time next week will get the walls done.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#9 posted 07-01-2017 02:27 PM

YES much safer I too also have a very small miter box made from aluminum …only 1 problem with store bought only has straight cut and 45 ….love to see you back at it Bruce ….if ducky misses pinky so much ..I guess I could take a few pics with wife’s pink panties on and send to him …that should clearly keep him quite for a bit :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 07-01-2017 02:51 PM



...I could take a few pics with wife s pink panties on ….

- GR8HUNTER


Thx for the offer GR8, however, I already have enough pictures of me in my missus’s pink panties… and they’re frilly to boot.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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