Toy Construction #201: 1929 Ford Van Wheels, fenders

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Blog entry by htl posted 04-13-2018 11:49 PM 1907 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 200: 1929 Ford Van Part 201 of Toy Construction series Part 202: Excavator using Dutchy"s new plans #1 »

Wanted some spoke wheels so tried out what I thought would be simple but not having made any before they weren’t!!! LOL
I started by cutting out some blanks and then using my tread making jig with my drill press to drill for the spokes holes, then cut out the centers and add the 1/4” oak dowels for spokes.
If I ever try this spoke wheel again I’ll use a smaller dowel, leaves more room between the spokes.

They didn’t come out perfect but OK, and will go back to my other way of making spoke wheels next time.

Then I started cutting out the fenders.

The project post is here.

Ps If you didn’t notice I added a little more to the last post, that’s why this one may seem like a repeated post for some.

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#1 posted 04-14-2018 01:37 AM

Looking G R E A T !!!

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#2 posted 04-14-2018 11:06 AM

Great post and really nice jig. I am going to try this. I get my Shopsmith back next week from a full rebuild. It was making noises and needed some work.

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#3 posted 04-14-2018 10:17 PM

I’ve been using both of mine a lot so need to get to oiling and the like, need to keep them ready.
My SS that I use for a drill press [a shorty] is a 1983 or there about and after making these wheels I can see where I need to add the double bearings for my drilling.

It’s getting close got the fenders and bumpers placed, some lights and a steering wheel should just about get it.

I cut the axles down after the pictures. :-[

I like building these older cars and trucks, quick and fairly easy once you get the bonnet and fenders figured out, and they look so nice on the shelf.

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#4 posted 04-17-2018 08:20 AM

I wish I had the patience to build the oldies like yourself Bruce…coming along well and looking good…

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

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