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Toy Construction #116: Sprint car finishing it up

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Blog entry by htl posted 10-24-2016 11:27 PM 1813 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This has really been some thing different with all the frame work, a very fun and enjoyable build.

I still need to make a new better indexer but this one still does fine so why bother?
Here’s some tire how to shots and videos. Here’s where I stick the bolt through with a washer.

Added double sided tape to the wheels so they won’t slip, then tighten the bolt to the wheels and indexer.
The indexer needs no tape it has sand paper glued to it.

Here we see the locking pin for the indexer.
My indexer is getting pretty cut up with all the work it has done so have the pin screwed out farther than it needed to be when new, so have to loosen the handle an extra bit to get over it.

Here you can see where all the work gets done.
This indexer and jig was make for the Hummer that had over 4” wheels but by raising the blade can cut 1 1/2 tires with ease, but would be wise to have a blade guard on the back side for safety.

Here you can see where the indexer and pin lock up for the cuts.
With the long index key and the notch in the indexer there’s no fumbling around feeling for a hole you can see where it needs to be at the top of the fence.
The only things I would like to do different is use better lumber for the indexer, [ the fiber board I used was a no no].
I guess it wasn’t so bad I’ve built how many car and truck wheel sets with it. lol
The other thing is make a more accurate indexer.

Here is a vidio of cutting the treads with my tire jig.
Wanting to show ducky how I just turn the nob to loosen then turn to next notch then tighten it back up.

!!

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#1 posted 10-24-2016 11:34 PM

good video thanks

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#2 posted 10-25-2016 02:01 AM

You certainly do a fine, educational and informative tutorial blog Bruce…THANK YOU

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#3 posted 10-25-2016 07:36 AM

Just a thought.
Remove the rotary knob and instead of ad a compression spring. Than you can change from index point to index point without loosen the screw. Maybe you need the knob to push the screw forward, so it is easier to rotate the wheel.

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 12:15 PM

Sorry #4 let’s take practicality out of the equation, love your movie and I absolutely like the simplicity and practicality of your jig, however (the famous however), I now remember why I buggered around with my ridiculous jig. Please ignore “complexity”, with the over expensive hardware and the fine manicured shirt sleeves (which missed the 3rd. movie take), I hope that this little snippet will detail what my ultimate aim was and please don’t take offense or criticism… no knob twisting (to stop my missus complaining).
Sooo, sit back and take a trip in a 'Cecil B. De LBD' blockbuster… Hey #4… I do acknowledge I have the benefit of the lazer to make my life easier so I will use it and not criticise lack there of… however, the aforementioned toggle clamps (in a distant post) may eliminate a few twists (??).

PS. Your knob twisting takes a helluva longer time with slow Internet response… and my workshop suffers from that.

PPS. Note that my right wrist/fore-arm has been on a diet (a missus observation).

PPS. Another damn you #4. Just realised from your video that the indexing jig doesn’t have to be “smaller” than the wheel. I can raise the blade and cut into it with the gears appropriately spaced… not ideal but it will circumvents one of my dillemas. Nope, I am obnoxious… I refuse to change my design.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 10-25-2016 01:36 PM

#4, forgetting about my BS, this is a huge instalment in how to and it may get hidden in the annals of “where the hell is that htl post about wheels”. May I suggest your little gem get immortalised where it can be re-gurditated on demand.

Dutchy (sorry Mr. Netherlandisch, hope u read), whatever happened to that repository for these type of snippets (yeh, I know… I was a silent advokee)?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 10-25-2016 08:04 PM


Dutchy (sorry Mr. Netherlandisch, hope u read), whatever happened to that repository for these type of snippets (yeh, I know… I was a silent advokee)?

- LittleBlackDuck

Sorry Ducky I can’t understand a word from what you have written. Please use short sentences like you would write to a child.

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#7 posted 10-25-2016 08:37 PM

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#10 posted 10-25-2016 10:57 PM

Wow microsystem
My translation never has come up before but it sure did this time thank you very much. lol

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#11 posted 10-25-2016 11:04 PM

Dutch I thank you for all your contributions to this site and all your tire work has helped me become a much better model maker so thanks!!!!
By your not showing us how it was done has helped me find my own way to get er done, plus I don’t think I have the patience to use your technique any way. lol
You know me by now I like to be fast but look complicated.

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#12 posted 10-25-2016 11:08 PM

I got the chance to get some hub caps for the car.

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#13 posted 10-25-2016 11:56 PM

Cool… What’s left to criticize now???


Wow microsystem
My translation never has come up before but it sure did this time thank you very much. lol

- htl


My translator failed me. Looking at his home page, is this a
??

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#14 posted 10-25-2016 11:59 PM

Ducky why have you waited so long to show us this???
It’s a cool jig and will definitely get er done.
The biggest advantage is speed.

One of the points of this video was to show that you only need one setting for most tire sizes. I had noticed yesterday where you had been over at the woodworkerforum talking about jig making and it hit me how you all were so set on making it adjustable..

Your jig would be great for mass produced wheels[quicker] but as you said would be very hard for all but a few woodworkers to be able to come up with this jig.

You’re getting right up there with Matthias Wandel with this project, and I must say it is way up there on the cool jig factor.

O I have one other question are you able to change the amount of teeth being cut without a major change over, not a biggie just wondering.

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#15 posted 10-26-2016 12:28 AM


Cool… What s left to criticize now???

Wow microsystem
My translation never has come up before but it sure did this time thank you very much. lol

- htl

My translator failed me. Looking at his home page, is this a
??

- LittleBlackDuck

The beautiful wooden toy scraper model or the tin of spam??

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

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