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Toy costruction #54: Sanding wheels then back to the car building

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-21-2016 02:55 AM 626 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 53: Making a spoked wheel Part 54 of Toy costruction series Part 55: Last day of the 32 Lincoln Kb »

I started sanding the wheels with the sander then it hit me this is going way to slow, so the shop smith to the rescue.

I would have been sanding for hours but with the ss or any drill press I had them sanded and perfect in an hour, and since it was so easy I took more time with them to get out all the sanding marks.

I routed around the rim of the test tire and rim and stained it just to get a look see and didn’t really like the look, but went back and stained the whole tire and rim and it turned out looking good, but forgot to take a picture so will show it next time I hope.

If I do any more of these I will get a adjustable hole saw cutter so I can make the tire and rim in one peace,I think it will look much better.
I meant to route the center and the inside of the rim but got thinking so much on the spokes I forgot to route them.
You must remember this was a experiment and hind site is 20-20 so know a little better what needs to be done now..but hey not to bad for a first try me thinks.

It just hit me what these tires look like.
Race tires on a road racing motor cycle.
Couldn’t you see a tall set of these on a motor cycle model. Hmmm!!!
I love and have owned over 20 bikes so Hmmm!!! on the bike model. LOL

Just showing the back to see the differents of not routing the rim.

The frame was a little bigger than the engine hood so used the router to even it out.

Wanted to get the insides done so I could seal them before putting on the top.


Doing the fenders is a real project so got so into it I forgot to take picture so need to do that with the truck. sorry!

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



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 05-21-2016 05:30 AM

I repeat my previous call on the wheels, make a video (or a formal document) and I’d certainly buy it, and for quite a tad more than your $.02…

Looks great but would have been easier to glue the fender on rather than running after the car holding it in your hand.

And the steering wheel, it is and added touch…

To quote a famous saying….

... Got the Lincoln at the same time and price and is a very simple build…
Soooo much for a simple build.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#2 posted 05-21-2016 12:02 PM

Ducky don’t you recognize a train wheel when you see one. lol
And no I will not put any tracks inside the car!
It’s getting to be fun to add parts I have made for something else in my builds., an easter egg kinda thing.

And Ducky that motor cycle build is looking very interesting for some reason.

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

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#3 posted 05-21-2016 01:06 PM

Your whole build is wonderful! The wheels are ART!

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#4 posted 05-21-2016 02:48 PM

Ducky don’t you recognize a train wheel when you see one. lol
Got no beef ‘bout dem wheels.. May even use them on my train build, in fact I just might even make one to put in the boot of my real car.

Talking about boots,

And no I will not put any tracks inside the car!
I tried to keep my previous comments civil, but now that you mentioned the train TRACKS... the Lincoln’s boot is not inside the car. In fact you may think of the boot as a caboose and needs to be dragged on… you guessed it TRACKS.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#5 posted 05-21-2016 03:20 PM

Ducky I’m not sure you were understanding my comment, the steering wheel is a left over train wheel. LOL
I was just over at Lowes which is a lumber yard here and they had some cut nails that would make great spicks for some tracks if it ever come into being.

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

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#6 posted 05-21-2016 04:36 PM

Ducky I m not sure you were understanding my comment…
Sorry, my bad, though I could be forgiven as I am an foreign Aussie import who spells tyre without an “I”.
... the steering wheel is a left over train wheel.
In all fairness you don’t need wheels on a train without TRACKS. Actually without TRACKs and wheels you should just call it a Boat with a Cano(s)e.
And please ask Mr. Lowes to rust proof them there cut nails.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#7 posted 05-21-2016 10:40 PM

Hey Ducky!!!
Here’s that cool wooden motor cycle build I was talking about.
He did one out standing job.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/164546

O!! And here’s you some tracks you can make as you wait on me. lol
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/247274

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

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#8 posted 05-22-2016 05:50 AM

Very impressive and an outstanding job as you said, but could you imagine the lumber bill…

for the cabinet to store it in???!!!!

Hey thrill-seeker (you’ll find a htl in there somewhere), my views of upsizing the Sizzler was not quite as grandiose.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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