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Toy costruction #58: Tanker Truck #2

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Blog entry by htl posted 06-03-2016 11:47 PM 1118 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Starting to put the tank together, make the radiator,roof and play with the axles.

Yesterday I cut the tank in three for the partitions then glued up one side of each partition and quit for the day and spent the evening trying to come up with a way to make sure the partitions followed the shape of the tank.

Here’s what it looks like all together but still only one side of each partition is glued.

So here’s one way to solve the problem.

Made a jig to sand the edges of the partitions to get them to match the tank sides.

In the picture you see a round wood form nailed to the table it is about 1/4” bigger than the sanding drum I used. [I would have loved to uses a bigger drum but this is the one that fit 1/4 bigger than any hole saw I had on hand.]

I tacked the form to the table then put a drill bit in the drill to center the drill to the form.
Now the drum will be centered with the form.
[I wish I would have had a large bearing for my flush router bit could have done the job in minutes]

Next took a thin pencil and scribed a line around the partition to know where to cut with the band saw.
Cut clear of the mark want the sander to do the main shaping.

Didn’t like the way they do the axle on these plans, wanted a real axle not one that’s part of the frame.

Just some put together shots not glued up yet.

That’s all folks.

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



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#1 posted 06-04-2016 12:37 AM

Magnificent Bruce….that’s looking so, so good sir….

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#2 posted 06-04-2016 12:38 AM

Very ingenious. I must admit that for similar operations in the past I never considered sanding. I’ve got more sand in my workshops sanding media than the sahara desert yet it is seldom my first go to tool. I probably would have tried to adapt a router which in the past has given me grief and taught me to religiously count fingers after the operation (of the tool not the doctor). Must re-think my practices. Thx, my fingers salute you.

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

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#3 posted 06-04-2016 12:43 AM

Sorry about not commenting on the looks of the build… I just get sick of repeating myself and there are just so many words to spell great work... even in my dictionary.

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

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#4 posted 06-04-2016 02:39 AM

Ducky I wanted to use the router but just couldn’t come up with a idea that wouldn’t have a chance or buggering up the project.
Years ago I would have had a large enough bearing but now no can do and not going to buy anything just for that.
Might have tried to tape some card board but probable wouldn’t have stayed true to the shape.
I don’t know why but it seems that the sander is my go to tool for just about every thing here lately.

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

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

#4 no need to apologise and all is forgiven (after all, I assume you are an American as I didn’t see at the Austro-Hungarian border in 1956). I prefer this (your) sanding solution and improvisation is more customisable than purchased items. Much safer, less prone to error and generates more toxic dust rather than those dreadful eye gouging chips.

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

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#6 posted 06-04-2016 06:07 AM

Alex #4

Komen jullie nog een keer langs om mijn schuurschijf te bekijken? De koffie staat klaar :)

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

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#7 posted 06-04-2016 06:36 AM

My dear Dutchman,

Alleen als er een druppel jenever daarin

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

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#8 posted 06-04-2016 05:19 PM



My dear Dutchman,

Alleen als er een druppel jenever in zit

- LittleBlackDuck

Okay, that,s a deal. I like to hear when.

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

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#9 posted 06-04-2016 05:38 PM

Looks pretty cool.

This thing…. looks like an old steamer trunk to me :-)
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#10 posted 06-04-2016 05:38 PM

Ik heb genoeg moeite met het Engels nu een goede modeler ik nodig om Nederlands te leren. LOL

I have no idea if this came out right but I try.

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

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#11 posted 06-04-2016 08:17 PM



Ik heb genoeg moeite met het Engels nu een goede modeler ik nodig om Nederlands te leren. LOL

I have no idea if this came out right but I try.

- htl

I you well understand.

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

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#12 posted 06-04-2016 10:12 PM

Joe I made a steam engine now I’m on a steam trunk truck.
Say that tree times really fast if you can.

And come o think of it, it weighs about that of a steamer trunk.

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

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#13 posted 06-05-2016 02:25 AM


Okay, that,s a deal. I like to hear when.

- Dutchy


Wanneer u uw handtekening te wijzigen in ” Mijn Nederlands is slecht, maar hoe is uw Engels ?”

(My appologies to htl and the the innocent readers of this post… however, it does bolster the stats.)

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

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#14 posted 06-05-2016 04:00 AM

Ducky soms vraag ik me af over jou

LOL #4

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#15 posted 06-07-2016 02:45 PM

nellA yrraB, Just had a Flash back egged on by JoeinGA’s post after seeing some other vehicle blog .


.... old steamer trunk…

- JoeinGa


I vaguely remember a suggestion of leather straps on a trunk by one of your readers. I looked for it in your Lincoln posts but couldn’t find it. Nevertheless, I’m not as inventive as you and would have tried practically everything else but think of using this concept for the trunk using walnut “veneers” to emulate the straps.

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

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