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

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-25-2017 12:24 AM 1176 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 142: #2 Cattle car Part 143 of Toy Construction series Part 144: #2 Cattle car Sliding door build #3 »

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.

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



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Dutchy

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#1 posted 07-25-2017 06:11 AM

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crowie

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 11:57 AM

Must agree with Dutchy, Bruce, top job sir!!

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

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#3 posted 07-25-2017 12:10 PM


... So need the guide for the sliding doors and all the other doodads.

- htl


Great job, however, here in Australia we have another name for doodads…. its tracks!

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

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oldrivers

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#4 posted 07-25-2017 12:19 PM

Good work!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 07-25-2017 01:05 PM

I have come in late on all the construction of your items. I cannot find any reference to the type of wood you are using. Looks like Poplar to me. Was this a good guess? I to make trains, but not to the quality of yours, maybe someday? Thanks, Marty

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htl

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#6 posted 07-25-2017 01:54 PM

It’s poplar and cherry and the trucks [wheels] are oak.
I much prefer to use oak as my main wood then walnut for accents but having a friend with a cabinet shop that gives me the scraps, I’m using poplar and cherry.
Right now he’s doing a lot of painted cabinets and poplar paints well so poplar it is.

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

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#7 posted 07-25-2017 07:23 PM

Is that Gorilla glue you are using?

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htl

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#8 posted 07-25-2017 09:01 PM

Yep Got to love the quick acting stuff, gorilla super glue in the blue top.
If I need extra strength I’ll use some wood glue then add a little super glue to the edges to hold till the glue dries.
I don’t like waiting for glue to dry when building models.

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

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