Started playing with the plans for the tanker truck.
T&J has two tanker trucks, this one was put out in 1985 if I remember right and is a very simple plan with 2 pages to work with.
The newer one is much more elaborate having tool boxes and oil drums on the sides.
It had fenders going to the tool boxes and stopping.
The one I have has full fenders but no tool boxes and the tank is rounder.
I’m going to be copying the squarer looking tank but still not sure about the tools boxes yet.
I had a cutting board that I made and never used so will be using it to make my main parts for this build.
First of all I go to the copier and make copys of all the parts that will need to be shaped.
Using the copied plans I cut out and glue to the wood that will make the frame and axles.
Then cut up the cutting board for the hood and tank glue up.
Next I glued the pattern for the tank that will need to be rounded but first I used the table saw to cut out part of the circle so I won’t have to sand as much .
Then I glued a block to the wood to help hold it square as I sand the part.
Then cut out and built the cab seat and steering wheel.
Here’s the top part of the tank and picture from different angles.
Added the bottom of the tank.
I could have made my life a lot easier if I had used solid wood for this build but where’s the fun in that.
Here’s something from the newer plans added partitions in the tank.
Starting to glue up the partitions.
And that’s all folks for today.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.