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Toy costruction #29: Mack axles

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Blog entry by htl posted 03-24-2016 11:04 PM 1048 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 28: Wheels at last finito!!! Part 29 of Toy costruction series Part 30: Building the body and motor »

It’s time to build the axles so the tires will have some where to go, then springs.
Used the Shop Smith to drill out the square axles 1/2”so 1/4” dowels will be used.
With parts this small had to use clamps to keep every thing square and in line but with full size lumber the fence and miter gauge would have done the job.

Build the differential and checking out the drive shaft, much of it is just set in place to figure out the next step, making the pivet for the rear wheel Assembly.
I spent most of the day making curved springs but not to happy with them so we’ll have to look in to this some more.

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



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#1 posted 03-24-2016 11:37 PM

That looks amazing good Bruce….well done indeed.

Please what is the “Used the SS to drill out the square axles”?
I’ve used my drill press with a engineers vee block clamping the timber in place….

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

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 11:55 PM

I knew I should have spelled it out Shop Smith, LOL
I used a square block of wood to clamp the axle to and have a small chunk of wood behind it so I don’t drill the fence.
I drilled them all the way through and it came out just right.
While I was at it I made extras for my next truck.
Hey once it’s set up might as will get er done .
And thanks crowie for checking it out.

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

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#3 posted 03-25-2016 12:20 AM



I knew I should have spelled it out Shop Smith, LOL
I used a square block of wood to clamp the axle to and have a small chunk of wood behind it so I don t drill the fence.
I drilled them all the way through and it came out just right.
While I was at it I made extras for my next truck.
Hey once it s set up might as will get er done .
And thanks crowie for checking it out.

- htl

THANK YOU

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

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#4 posted 03-25-2016 12:25 AM

Hey Crowie,, Dutchy says they don’t have Shop Smiths over there do they sell them down under. ???
I never had thought about them being sold or not sold any where else.
Shipping would be a killer for them.

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

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#5 posted 03-25-2016 07:09 AM

I like it all especially the ….........(there we go again).....................................tyres :)

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 03-25-2016 02:15 PM

They’re wheels to me Jan. lol
I love this style wheel but want to try some of those off road one’s with the deep deep treads.
Dutchy how do you type or spell these words in Dutch? Tire rubber part rim metal part
whole thing wheel

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

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#7 posted 03-25-2016 08:51 PM



I like it all especially the ….........(there we go again).....................................tyres :)

- Dutchy

Made me chuckle !

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#8 posted 03-25-2016 09:55 PM


Dutchy how do you type or spell these words in Dutch? Tire rubber part rim metal part
whole thing wheel

- htl

Tire, rubber part …........................band, rubber gedeelte

rim, metal part …..........................velg metalen deel

whole thing wheel........................ het volledige ding wiel

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#9 posted 03-27-2016 12:22 AM


Hey Crowie,, Dutchy says they don t have Shop Smiths over there do they sell them down under. ???
I never had thought about them being sold or not sold any where else.
Shipping would be a killer for them.

- htl

I’d not heard of Shop Smiths until I started viewing woodwork in the USA & Canada.

Yes Bruce, freight costs from the USA to Australia are awfully high even for smaller light weight items…

It’s a crying shame as the range, quality and the pricing is way better in the USA then here; sometimes as much as 75% cheaper in the USA than in Australia [generally 40-60% cheaper]....

PS – TYRE is our spelling of the black round rubber donut that going on a wheel rim!!!

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

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#10 posted 03-29-2016 11:36 PM

I’m beginning to think of tires and tyres like I do inchs and centimeters. lol
Hey they both work just use’m and get er done.

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

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#11 posted 03-30-2016 08:38 PM



I m beginning to think of tires and tyres like I do inchs and centimeters. lol
Hey they both work just use m and get er done.

- htl

I grew up with imperial and did my engineering training in the Navy with imperial but metric had come in so I’ve learnt both; millimetres and 1/16” all good…one comment, if the plan is metric you must use “mm” in your measurements and the same for plans in imperial YOU MUCH USE INCHES AND FRACTIONS.

TYRES ARE ANOTHER ISSUE ALL TOGETHER….

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

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#12 posted 03-31-2016 12:43 AM

Crowie foot and inchs has always been my lot in the US but as I build these models and need to find the center of some thing meters comes in really handy.
It’s taking me awhile but meters is growing on my.

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

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