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Toy costruction #57: Tanker Truck #1

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Blog entry by htl posted 06-03-2016 12:11 AM 813 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 56: Track for the Train Part 57 of Toy costruction series Part 58: Tanker Truck #2 »

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.



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ralbuck

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#1 posted 06-03-2016 12:13 AM

That is going to be very neat AND DOUBLE DUTY!

Exercise GYM and toy truck!

-- just rjR

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Northwest29

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#2 posted 06-03-2016 12:20 AM

Looks really great and good reuse of wood. Since you will have all these odd grains showing are you planning to paint or leave it as is?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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htl

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#3 posted 06-03-2016 12:42 AM

Clear hand rub finish to make it pop! LOL
There’s will be not painting on these models, if I was going to paint I would have used 2 by 4’s and made my life a lot easier.
In fact if I had used 2 by 4 the project would already be done.

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

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bruce317

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#4 posted 06-03-2016 01:25 AM

Bruce,
Great way of making it your own. love what your doing.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 06-03-2016 05:03 AM

Sorry Bruce, I haven’t actually had a chance to read any part of this blog at the moment but observe the first picture and will promise to read later.

In the meantime based on the first picture I am nominating you as a ”hand-model” of the year.

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

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#6 posted 06-03-2016 06:34 AM

G’Day Bruce,
Thank you for showing how you did the half cylinder using a set of glued timber pieces…
Something I hadn’t thought of, always using solid timber blocks…
May I also compliment you on the shaping as it looks very symmetrical especially using the disc sander…top job sir.

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

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htl

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#7 posted 06-03-2016 01:38 PM

Crowie I look back at the pictures and see where I could have used some filler and not used up all the cutting board wood in one place where half of it will never be seen but hind sight is 20-20.
Just had the cutting board parts [it had been part of my scratch built computer case and when I took it apart the board split] so has been sitting around in the way but not any more. LOL

“shaping as it looks very symmetrical especially using the disc sander”
Having a 10” disk sander makes it easy to square up parts and shape, as long as you have a board hot glued to it to keep it parallel.
Just glue on the pattern and cut a tad big with the band saw then sand to the pattern.

The engine hood is the hard one where both ends are a different shape.

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

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johnstoneb

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#8 posted 06-03-2016 01:45 PM

Good use for a cutting board.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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htl

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#9 posted 06-03-2016 01:56 PM

Here’s where the cutting board came from.
I made another wood case and just had this sitting around gathering dust so back in the scrap wood to be reused.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/139697

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 06-03-2016 02:41 PM


... so back in the scrap wood to be reused.

- htl


Shame to see good work re-cycled. Re-assigned with a face lift, yes, scrapped, sad.

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

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htl

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#11 posted 06-03-2016 10:17 PM

It was just an experiment at making a wood case and worked ok but I like to tinker with my computers, adding hard drives to booting 2 and 3 different OS operating systems at any time so the design was to limiting and plus found that other wood case design that I really like the looks of much better.
I was in to hackintoshs for a while and love the apple old aluminium cases they used to use.
Have made four hackintoshs using your cases.
You can see one of them in action in the train pictures up on the shelf .
I needed to add a tower cooler to it after being in the wood case.

I don’t have the memory to be a programmer but I can build a pretty mean computer when called for.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 06-03-2016 11:26 PM

Unfortunately for someone supposed to be intelligent I erred and chose against the Mac, going down the dark side with Windows (in typical voyeur fashion). Now I’m struggling with Linux on my NAS.

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

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htl

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#13 posted 06-04-2016 02:53 AM

Duchy I really like building Hacintoshs and for some reason I can read the type better on a mac, I don’t know if it’s better drivers or what but the words are MUCH clearer on the mac.
The last month or so I’m back on Windows been using it since win 3.
I need to get all my computers set for windows 10 while it’s free but I really don’t want to.
I play with Linux about once a year or so hoping it can be useful but really just play with it.
Once windows goes $$ again and they do some thing stupid that kills all my copys, Linux will be looking better and better.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 06-04-2016 04:23 AM

Even though I’m older, I’ve used Windows ever since I learnt how to break in.
While I would never begrudge Gatesey earning another billion dollars, be a Scotsman and stick with the Mac. I’ve uninstalled Win 10 more times than I’ve had sex and I used to be promiscuous and also got it for free.

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

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