It was brought to my attention that if I shrink down the cattle car the long horn cattle will no longer be able to get in so in the quest for authenticity [ya! right] it will now be hauling fruit. LOL
So here’s a few more pictures and a how to for making all those slats.
I’ve showed this before but this project is made from slats that’s about all it is.
So I glued up all the sides and bottom then sanded every thing even.
Now here’s a how to for cutting the slats.
Please pretend the door has not been cut out yet.
First I set the saw to just touch the cross bracing on the top.
Then I set the saw to make the first cut near the center of the door [you can start any where you like]
After the cut slide the door back over the blade [saw is off]
Now unlock the fence and move it out a little and put a spacer between the door and fence, now slide the fence over and lock it
Now take the spacer out and your ready to make your second cut.
Now we’ve made our second cut and will put the door back over the blade against the fence
Again we unlock the fence and add the spacer slide the fence over and lock it.
Now again we’re ready to cut, just keep repeating theses steps and when one sides done just flip it around and start from your last cut and off you go.
Might pay to try it on a scrap chunk a wood to get it down pat before doing something important.
Here’s where I got to before the heat ran me out of the shop.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.