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.