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Toy costruction #84: Low Boy Trailer build #4

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-17-2016 08:54 PM 795 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 83: Low Boy Trailer Getting er Done #3 Part 84 of Toy costruction series Part 85: Fat Wheels For The Low Boy Trailer »

Well the trailers done just need to make four inside tires to go with the mag wheels.

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



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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-17-2016 09:12 PM

very nice …..looks great …......Whats next ? still very hard to believe only about what 17 hours
GREAT JOB Bruce

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 07-17-2016 09:14 PM

Seems like you only started this yesterday. What’s your secret with the tail lights… small hole saw? They look good… Noticed you used similar process on hummer, perchance?

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

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crowie

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#3 posted 07-17-2016 09:35 PM

There is some nice grain in that timber Bruce….

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

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htl

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#4 posted 07-17-2016 11:19 PM

Ducky I used what they call a hollow punch, cut out holes in leather.

Put it in the drill press and it burns a really fine clean hole.

http://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece-hollow-punch-set-3838.html

Plug cutter also work but make a bigger groove.
http://www.harborfreight.com/4-piece-plug-cutter-set-6956.html

Ducky I know you can’t get them here but others can might check a shoe repair place for his old set.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 07-17-2016 11:52 PM

Thx #4, I have a mixed set of some leather plug cutters (used them for “perforating sanding discs”). Never thought of using them. Will file away for next project(s).

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

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htl

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#6 posted 07-18-2016 12:01 AM

Got the tools you need right under your nose, need I say more? lol

These are the types of tools to be looking for when at flea markets and such.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 07-18-2016 12:05 AM

well we don’t have hot and spicy spam either …...... so that makes us even …....... LMAO

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#8 posted 07-18-2016 12:06 AM

Ducky I went to Harbor freight to get the plug cutters and grabbed the wrong package, they hang right next to each other and man was I upset when I got home and needing to make some walnut plugs had to go back and get the hole plugger kit.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 07-18-2016 12:42 AM



...when at flea markets and such.

- htl


Churchill, the town where I live, is smaller than a small flea market. The tool shops near me are mainly geared around the typical home handyman and few serious woodworking items. That is why I have so much rubbish (not referring to quality) as the supply is scarce, I stock pile in case I might need it.. Then when I do, I forget I’ve got it…
As you say “There’s a hundred ways to do anything” and I have to decide what I have, what I should have, what I might have and then finally which will do it the easies/best… Of course I pick that tool last…

... needing to make some walnut plugs…

- htl


You will/should eventually get a lathe (or maybe adapt the SS) and make walnut dowels and slice that up for plugs. That’s what I do… and keep forgetting I have a box of plug cutters with the wax still on the cutters.

PS. #4, how did I miss it??


... four inside tires to go …

- htl


Hope they’re going to be road worthI.

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

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htl

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#10 posted 07-18-2016 01:44 AM

Ducky all they really need is the tread they’ll never be seem anywhere else.
Might pay to make some extras while I’m at it.
It really make me happy when I’m building and find that some part has already been made. lol

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

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#11 posted 07-25-2016 08:34 PM



Ducky I used what they call a hollow punch, cut out holes in leather.

Put it in the drill press and it burns a really fine clean hole.

Plug cutter also work but make a bigger groove.

Ducky I know you can t get them here but others can might check a shoe repair place for his old set.

- htl

Thank you very much for sharing this.

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

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htl

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#12 posted 07-25-2016 08:58 PM

I wouldn’t be any where near to where I am building these models if it wasn’t for this site and all the comments and encouragement I get here.
So thanks all and especially you Dutchy, it feels good to be able to pay back just a little.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 07-26-2016 01:18 AM



I wouldn t be any where near to where I am building these models if it wasn t for this site and all the comments and encouragement I get here.
So thanks all and especially you Dutchy, it feels good to be able to pay back just a little.

- htl

#4, you give as good as you take (if not better)...

As for encouragement… I still think you should apply for a hand model job… at least you don’t need to stand…

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

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