Well got another fairly warm day in the shop 50 degrees F.
Cut out the derrick sides and made a glue up jig to hold them together while I added the cross braces.
This is a little trickery because there are only three sides to it.
This is one of the great things about these plans, just copy, print out the plans, glue them to some wood clamp it up and you have all the angles and places to drill marked out.
Now glue on the braces and every thing will stay in place till the glue hardens.
There’s 9 pages to these plans and it gets quite confusing keeping it all straight so I used colored pencils to color match all the different views of the parts.
Many parts are buried under other parts and very hard to see.
The top of a part may be in one view the bottom may show on another page or in three places on one page so coloring them helps you connect the dotes so to speak and find them quicker.
Here’s my super duper mitering saw for really small parts.
I use this a lot so really need to build a better jig.
The derricks main cylinder is 10” long so drilling it out was quite interesting.
This is a 1/2” oak dowel drilled with a 1/4” bit.
I love these Harbor Frieght drill bits they get er done their 25” long.
Just put the dump truck in there so you could see how big this thing is going to be.
The truck is half the size of the Toy&Joys trucks.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.