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Toy costruction #91: T&J Dozer #1

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Blog entry by htl posted 08-15-2016 07:33 PM 548 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When Gr8Hunter posted his dozer It was just so nice I had to get a move on and build one.
His project here

I already have the tracks and some left over hydraulics from my excavator so all the really hard work is already done just need to build a body and put er together.
My first dozer here.
My excavator

So here’s my starter pictures.
I will be using oak and walnut and a little cherry.
These are store bought plans from Toys and joys, they make some really great plans and are a ball to build.
The tracks for this are the major part of this build.
Here's a short how to for the tracks and Dutchy also has one.
Somebody keeps stealing the pictures I thought I took but once I get working it’s hard to think to stop and take them plus many things I’ve already made how to’s for so no need repeating them.


Showing the odd shape I had to work around to get this groove cut on the bottom.

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



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 10:49 PM

Can’t you afford stickers for the banding? TIC

I like… VERY nice touch.

PS. You gotta paint that pink basket… Maybe you can use the sides (of the pinkie) as a template for the grill…

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

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 10:57 PM

Why would I use stickers when I have all this pretty walnut? lol

PS. You gotta paint that pink basket… Maybe you can use the sides (of the pinkie) as a template for the grill…

My Mrs. gave me that so be careful, I’ll get her to tell your much better half you’re picking on me!!!

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

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 11:35 PM

a very good start so far Bruce …. are you going to shrink it a bit …..... or will he fit onto your trailer ?

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

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 12:00 AM

Hunter I’ve already got two things I can put in the trailer so going full size.
Plus the tracks I already have are for full size so not building more treads. LOL

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

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 12:03 AM

that was best part for me building tracks except for when I cut them at 3/16” instead of 3/8” thick which worked out better any ways

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

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#6 posted 08-16-2016 12:15 AM


Why would I use stickers when I have all this pretty walnut? lol

- htl


Didn’t notice bandsaw or drum sander in your workshop… How’d you veneer (even that far away)?


My Mrs. gave me that so be careful, ...

- htl


She also married you… hmmmm!

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

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#7 posted 08-16-2016 12:17 AM

Hunter So you went ahead and made them with 3/16?
interesting?

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

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#8 posted 08-16-2016 12:27 AM

I have a bandsaw but rather and get better results resawing with the table saw.
I will cut lumber down to near size then resaw it for the thickness I need then if long enough run it through the planer.
My plainer will work with just over 1/8” thick but haven’t really tested to see how low it will go.
I can belt sand it from there with my 3” X 21” belt sander

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

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#9 posted 08-16-2016 12:41 AM

Had a mental block as I do similar (forgot about your planer). While bandsawing is good for wide boards I hate the finish and what kerf saving I make I loose in the cleanup. I have a 20mm laminex tabletop (20mm to make maths easier and laminex to make it slippery) that I put on my planer for very narrow stock but the pressure roller leaves groove marks if I take shallow cuts to sneak up on the thickness.
I find the drum sander allows me to create those crazy 1/32” T&J dimensions.

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

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#10 posted 08-16-2016 12:54 AM

I don’t even worry about then super small thicknesses but don’t think I’ve really build any of the plans that call for that.

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

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#11 posted 08-16-2016 01:03 AM

I’ve learnt to follow instructions…. SWMBO indoctrination..

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

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#12 posted 08-16-2016 03:34 AM

G’Day Bruce, I’ll keep well clear of the mischief & banter and just sit on the sideline enjoying watching you build another very nice model, thank you….

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

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#13 posted 08-16-2016 06:52 AM

I will be one of the followers of this dozer building blog.

Nice to hear you have still some tracks, so ducky doesn’t need to be worry about this.

Have a great time building this one.

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

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#14 posted 08-16-2016 08:16 AM


Nice to hear you have still some tracks, so ducky doesn t need to be worry about this.

- Dutchy

Dutchy,

#4,

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

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#15 posted 08-16-2016 10:57 PM

Thanks Ducky! I knew about making a formica table to go inside the planer for the thinner cuts but forgot about it and will be making one soon.

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

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