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Race car Hauler

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Project by htl posted 12-09-2016 04:19 PM 2737 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The story behind this build is that after 24 model builds I’m running out of projects that really catch my interest or have some interesting wood working technique that I want to explore so for this build it was just that Grizzly had the plans on sale so thought I would give it a try as the delivery truck, But once I got started with it and hit on the idea for the race car hauler it was really a fun and interesting build.

Hope you enjoy them I sure had a ball making the hauler, there’s just something about getting in that creative frame of mind to make something that’s new at leased to you at the time.

Here's the blog.

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





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 12-09-2016 04:44 PM

VERY NEAT …. I like the contrast again …..... that Danish oil really makes it pop …..... GREAT JOB …..... whats next ??

the bob-cat would look nice on it also …....LOL

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

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PaulDoug

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#2 posted 12-09-2016 04:53 PM

Some very fine woood working. Great skill. Great results.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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htl

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#3 posted 12-09-2016 05:00 PM

Gr8hunter your right about that and have thought about it.
Do I need to do pictures with all that could be hauled with it, I don’t thinks so but I will play around with it. LOL

I just got a Incra v120 miter gauge in the mail last week and want to build a fence for it and have some other shop projects to do, short projects great for a cold cold shop.

Thanks Paul was afraid at first that the stripes might over power the project but seems to have worked out alright.

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

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 12-09-2016 05:06 PM

Superb! No, almost. I’m missing mirrors.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Northwest29

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#5 posted 12-09-2016 05:36 PM

Another great job!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Richard

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#6 posted 12-09-2016 06:48 PM

Nice , But where is the Race Car ? :)

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 12-09-2016 06:54 PM

A very nicely made AND still playable model!

One of the best “compromise” toys that I have seen. Meaning a quite realistic model and still strong enough for actual PLAYING! Good Job.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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htl

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#8 posted 12-09-2016 07:22 PM

ralbuck Thank you!!!
You hit it square on the mark!!!
I’ve been struggling with some wanting more from my models than I want to give but you worded it so nicely.
Playable, able to with stand abuses.
I don’t want or need these super delicate parts hanging off the sides plus I just don’t like making them.
Been making toys for 35 or so years and it’s just donning on me why only a few toys still remain.
Once the project gets damaged from dusting[falling off the shelf] or what ever it disappears never to be seen or heard of again..
That’s why the few that remain are boxed up and hide safely away to be taken out once in a blue moon.
So I guess my models aren’t up to snuff but I’m happy with them and they will not brake and vanish some day never to be seen again.

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

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htl

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#9 posted 12-09-2016 07:47 PM

I just took the truck and was seeing what cars could go on the back and I must say not many, they’re just too big.

The Bobcat fits on there perfect just as Gr8hunter said it would.

My smaller dozer nope.
It will but way out of scale for it, well maybe not out of scale but plainly to big.

Now what it was made for.

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

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crowie

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#10 posted 12-09-2016 08:49 PM

Yes that’s what tilt tray trucks are for, carrying machinery and vehicles…. TOP JOB Bruce.

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

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#11 posted 12-09-2016 08:54 PM

One more great maschine in action. I like that unloading capability.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Richard

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#12 posted 12-09-2016 10:01 PM

There you go , put a Nice Sprint Car on it and head for the Dirt Track.

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GR8HUNTER

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#13 posted 12-09-2016 10:01 PM

yes bob-cat looks very kewl on there …...... but I just love the sprinter on there also …...GREAT JOB

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

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 12-09-2016 10:44 PM

This model hauler turned out very nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 12-09-2016 10:46 PM

Phew #4, That is one neat build… I was initially concerned but was “too modest” (stop laughing) to say anything and then you oiled it… WOW.

Pity LJ only allow 6 pickies in the top gallery… The included happy snaps would have looked great in the “album”.


.... after 24 model builds I m running out of projects that really catch my interest ….

- htl


Hope you’re not contemplating a sabbatical…


ralbuck Thank you!!!
Once the project gets damaged from dusting[falling off the shelf] or what ever it disappears never to be seen or heard of again..
That s why the few that remain are boxed up and hide safely away to be taken out once in a blue moon.
So I guess my models aren t up to snuff but I m happy with them and they will not brake and vanish some day never to be seen again.

- htl


Solution… Herd them off into a cabinet. OK… not suggesting that as a cattle prod for mirrors but the models are too good to,

  1. play with (short of operational demonstrations)
  2. keep boxed up

No need to dust (poof goes your excuse for break off those small parts).

I will admit that for 24 models you’ll need one monster cabinet (or many monsterettes) and thought forbid what you may need if you keep up the pace… BUT, they need to be showcased.


.....
I just got a Incra v120 miter gauge in the mail last week…
.....

- htl


Gotta sign up with USPS… I only get junk mail…

PS. And the WHEELS!!!!! echo..echo..echo..

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

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