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Toy costruction #92: T&J Dozer #2&3

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Blog entry by htl posted 08-18-2016 08:38 PM 763 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 91: T&J Dozer #1 Part 92 of Toy costruction series Part 93: T&J Dozer #4 »

Barely spiting and sputtering the last couple a days but got a little done.

Got out my bucket a treads for the dozer and the parts were cut out but still need the holes the treads and the alignment blocks so a ton a work still to be done on them.

These will be walnut treads but also had some mahogany one made up so used one of the mahogany treats to make a drilling jig.

I just drilled through the one side then flipped the jig over and did the other side.

Build note
When drilling and then putting the tread together if the dowels are too tight the treads may seem to lock up or when you have ten or more together it wants to turn and or not lay down flat, you will need to drill the inside hole a 1/32 bigger and this will give the dowels a little extra clearance.
They will now lay down flat and be loss like a snake.

I then made a jig to guide me as I glued on the guide blocks.
slide the tread under the jig put some super glue on the block set it next to the guide then wait a few seconds and slid it out and clamp.
I glued the two guide blocks to the mahogany tread then clamped to the table.

I didn’t take pictures but for the traction treads I cut a groove for the treads to fit in for strength but more to guide the small parts to line up
There’s pictures of this in my excavator blog.

This time I just modified some store bought wheels.

Some of these last shots are just parts set so you can see whats going on but will leave loss so I can add more parts and make for easier sanding.

Hope this is helpful to others.

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



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diggerdelaney

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#1 posted 08-18-2016 08:42 PM

Looking good so far. I keep promising to do a model with tracks but that will have to wait until later

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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bruce317

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#2 posted 08-18-2016 08:48 PM

Another great one is started.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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htl

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#3 posted 08-18-2016 09:17 PM

diggerdelaney Tracks is a whole other project, on the one hand I love em but man there’s a lot a work to get it right.
PS make sure you make extras because there will be buggers!!!

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 08-18-2016 10:04 PM

yes I made 62 but then I used 50 of them ….....looks real nice Bruce …... I can tell its going to be another nice 1 …... GREAT JOB
ALSO for the little 1/2 inch long pieces after I had all 25 together I just clamped down a longer straight edge and had them pieces glued in no time at all

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

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htl

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#5 posted 08-18-2016 11:04 PM


ALSO for the little 1/2 inch long pieces after I had all 25 together I just clamped down a longer straight edge and had them pieces glued in no time at all

- GR8HUNTER

I had read about doing it that way and had forgoten the tip. NOW YOU REMIND ME!!! LOL

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 08-18-2016 11:17 PM

sorry :((

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

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Redoak49

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#7 posted 08-18-2016 11:45 PM

Good job and great post about how it is done.

I have seen so many great models that I am starting to think about trying a simple one.

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htl

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#8 posted 08-18-2016 11:56 PM

Redoak from what I’m seeing of your work you’d end up with one nice model for sure, so get to it. lol

-- 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 08-19-2016 01:59 AM

Nice detail #4. Couple of good hints. Last few pictures look impressive. A bit of oil on it will work better than on popcorn.

Now a couple of serious questions…

???

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 08-19-2016 02:08 AM



Now a couple of serious questions…

- LittleBlackDuck


You didn’t really believe me???

I lied, have got some questions…
  1. Did you fill the engine block kerfs? Stringing or putty?
  2. Are those large wheels pre-fab T & J, T & J customisation or a SS/#4 creation. Did you buy the kit?
  3. Where do you buy tattered sand paper (pic #1).

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 08-19-2016 03:25 AM

I GOT the kit from T&J s but turned the groove on my lathe ….. I used an old independent 4 jaw chuck a 3/8 inch all thread made a wooden spacer put wheel on then a fender washer then a nut …....not too much fun with independent chuck

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

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htl

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#12 posted 08-19-2016 03:42 AM

1. Look at third to last picture, the flash in the other pictures makes it look like their filled up.
2. I don’t need to buy kits, Hobby Lobby to the rescue. Just 2” store bought tires. All I can say is remember my video and do it in steps? Quite simple and fast. I was tempted to try putting a little angle on the sides but thought better of it , may be next time.
3. I make my own, and it takes a lot a practice.

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

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crowie

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#13 posted 08-19-2016 07:49 AM

This is one awesome build sir….

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 08-19-2016 08:13 AM

... All I can say is remember my video and do it in steps?...

- htl


??? Sorry #4. I may be small in brain cell count, but great at not using those few. I cannot remember you making any videos. To same me grief, from that benign disease of copious re-reading (please b merciful), any chance of a fast-track (no not a mono-rail for the loco’s) but a link.

3. I make my own, and it takes a lot a practice.

- htl


Just like your wheel making… you’ve mastered it.

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

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htl

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#15 posted 08-19-2016 01:04 PM

Ok!!!
It was when I made the truck tire grooves.

The one thing I did different was clamp a board in front of the blade to help the tire not move forward.
And as I said I did it 1/8” cuts at a time.

Video http://vid1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/heretolearn7/MVI_3119_zpsialqq9nr.mp4

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

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