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Toy Construction #213: Hi Track Dozer Building the treads

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-05-2018 12:05 AM 450 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I need to build the treads so I can be sure to get everything lined up.
Building the treads is a very time consuming part of any project.
I cut out the treads, then shaped them, then drilled over 300 holes for the pivot points.
Then I made a jig to hold all the parts so I could cut them all the same.

I used double sided tape to help hold the parts in place for cutting.
I should add that I used a bar clamp the squeezed the parts from the end then nailed the end to keep everything in place.

Then turn the parts over and cut the other side.

Then sand sand sand and 10 hours from when I started them I have my treads.

I added more in the comments.

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#1 posted 07-05-2018 12:11 AM

very nice :<))

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#2 posted 07-05-2018 12:14 AM

Very interesting htl.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 07-05-2018 01:19 AM

WOW—way past my skills and patience both!

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#4 posted 07-05-2018 03:37 AM

Great build brother, I also see I’m not the only one who Save’s coffee can’s for parts bucket

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#5 posted 07-05-2018 11:47 PM

Great job. Cut, flip, cut, drill and sand and sand and sand(plus a little talking to your self) and you eventually have track.

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htl

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#6 posted 07-06-2018 12:15 AM



Great job. Cut, flip, cut, drill and sand and sand and sand(plus a little talking to your self) and you eventually have track.

- hookfoot


I would say a lot of talking to yourself.

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#7 posted 07-07-2018 10:56 PM

Superbly done Bruce… Clever innovation to make a fiddly part easy!!

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htl

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#8 posted 07-08-2018 12:20 AM

Put in some hours but it’s getting there..

I needed to put this together so i could figure out how many treads were needed.

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#9 posted 07-09-2018 11:23 AM

Bruce, I hope you’ve left a few toothpicks for the table…..

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

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#10 posted 07-09-2018 11:41 AM

Looking good! Knowing you Bruce;l I can say you will definitely get there no doubt about it! Hope those toothpicks are in spec….

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#11 posted 07-09-2018 02:10 PM

nice progress #4 :<))

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

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#12 posted 07-09-2018 11:54 PM

This is the Ben-Hur version.

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