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Toy costruction #101: WS Tractor Semi

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Blog entry by htl posted 09-14-2016 09:00 PM 639 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 100: WS Tractor Semi Getting close Part 101 of Toy costruction series Part 102: Power Wagon 6x6 building the frame and rear suspension »

Here’s the last post for the truck.
Project thread here.

Making the mufflers.
Drill out a 5/8 dowel for muffler body.
Seems like every time I need to drill out a dowel I think up another way to do it.

Here’s a teaser for tomorrows project post.
All that work just so the trailer and truck both have the blacked out wheels.

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



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crowie

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#1 posted 09-14-2016 09:04 PM

Very nicely done Bruce, looks good…
I do the exhausts similar but with a vee block in the drill press….

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

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#2 posted 09-14-2016 09:06 PM

Awesome job!

-- Dale, Ohio

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htl

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#3 posted 09-14-2016 09:10 PM

I started to use a homemade v block I made out of a 2×4 last time I drilled some dowels but it was warped so went in another direction.
Hope I can remember how I did it next time, worked out pretty good and fast.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 09-14-2016 10:34 PM

Deliberately holding back my comments #4 till the project post (hope it is to come). You don’t get any brownie points towards daily ratings for “posts” and some, if not most, should be up there.

Still had to comment on…
  1. Great looking… (sounds stupid repeating myself grate).
  2. On the topic of drilling dowels, unless I’m mistaken, don’t forget to drill out the tops of the exhausts. In my early models I never used to and then when I saw others’ builds and started doing it myself, so that now, solid exhaust ends stick out like dogs …. and I only have cat food in the house.
  3. Still admire your manicurist.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 09-14-2016 11:03 PM

simply love this truck …......looks great all together with trailer and dozer ….... I wished there was more pics …..after finish was applied …... I like how you drilled out stacks ….....but I no have SS :(( .......... I do mine on D.P. ...... .... GREAT JOB

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

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htl

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#6 posted 09-14-2016 11:18 PM

Ducky I thought about drilling out the pipes and was to far in to being done to do it. LOL

Come to think of it I did’t glue the stacks in the muffler so it would not be much trouble to take them out and drill them but it’s over my friend and the paints drying. LOL
GR8H tomorrow is the day.

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

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jwmalone

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#7 posted 09-14-2016 11:29 PM

That’s just to damn cool. very nice.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 09-14-2016 11:34 PM

#4, I’m gonna be the devils advocate… You will forever regret it if you don’t (especially after this reply)... Call me dog-with-a-bone (remember the TRACKS???). You don’t paint… (you better not) and anyway, imperial dowel is not that scarce there in the US of A.

In the words of that infamous grey-haired, 67 year old, ex-Hungarian, woodworker from the backwaters of Churchill… Do it.

See… If I held back my replies then it definitely would have been too late… serves you right..

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

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htl

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#9 posted 09-14-2016 11:38 PM

Ain’t doing it and not going to just NO NO NO!!! LOL

I was going to say on to bigger and better things but will probably shrink my next project back down to the 2/3 scale like I like doing.

May make one of Toys and Joys new models, can you guess which one?

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 09-14-2016 11:38 PM



That s just to damn cool. very nice.

- jwmalone


Not cool... HOT... nowhere for the exhaust gasses to escape.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 09-14-2016 11:49 PM


Ain t doing it and not going to just NO NO NO!!! LOL

- htl


Don’t let me be the conscience on your shoulder… You’ll buckle under my weight and leave you physically exhausted. Buckle under my whims and you’ll just be mental.

(TRACKS… TRACKS… TRACKS…)

Hey it feels good to act like a juvenile… again…

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

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htl

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#12 posted 09-14-2016 11:56 PM

Look at that animal over your second comment, need I say more!!! LOL

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

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JoeinGa

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#13 posted 09-15-2016 12:31 PM

The truck came out great. I really like the “lines” in the hood.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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