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Delmar Caboose Restoration #3

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Project by Karson posted 10-06-2007 04:41 AM 2144 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve posted two projects on making parts for the Delmar Caboose. The Mason Dixon Woodworking club was asked to assist in the restoration. I volunteered to make the parts needed.

I’ve posted the making of the windows
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Then I needed to make a door.
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I am now making the siding for the caboose. 3 1/2” wide with a 1/4” tongue and groove with a “V” cut relief at the edge of the board.

I must have given up on taking pictures during the process. bucause no picture were made during the actual milling.

I used a rabbit bit with a bearing that would cut 1/4” deep. I then cut on each side of the board to leave a 1/4” tongue.

The groove was cut with a 1/4” slotting bit that gave a 1/4” deep and wide bit.

I made 10 boards 8’ long

The bevel on the edge was made with a 45 degree bit that gives you the interlocking corners.
I only went about 1/8” deep on the edge.

Then I really screwed up on the pictures.

I made 44 pieces of external window mounding. I made it one evening and delivered it the next morning so the only pictures I got was stack of boards that I used to cut the molding.

I’ll simulate the cuts and post another picture. The window molding was between 24” and 36” long. They were all cut out of ends of 2 X 6 rafters that came from a home being constructed by one of the Mason – Dixon Woodworker members. I tried to pick all of the boards that were clear. But a few had small knots.

They were resawed again to 7/8” and planed to 3/4” and ripped to 2 1/2” wide.

The completion is here.
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-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 10-06-2007 04:46 AM

This is some project, Karson! I’m not sure there will be anything left of the original caboose when you’re done, but I know it is going to look great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 10-06-2007 02:59 PM

Good work!

-- Bob Lance, DE

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#3 posted 10-06-2007 03:52 PM

you’ve been busy!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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TomFran

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#4 posted 10-06-2007 03:59 PM

Nice millwork, Karson! You are making some serious sawdust.

Can’t wait to see the finished restoration.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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mot

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#5 posted 10-06-2007 04:14 PM

Wow…Karson! This is a real undertaking!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Bill

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#6 posted 10-06-2007 07:11 PM

Nice work Karson. By the time you are done, you will be able to build your own caboose!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#7 posted 10-06-2007 08:36 PM

Nice job Karson. you are a true craftsman.

-- bryano

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oscorner

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#8 posted 10-08-2007 08:10 PM

Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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scarpenter002

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#9 posted 08-09-2008 04:26 AM

Karson,
Is the restoration complete? Would love to see pictures of the finished project.

Thanks,
Scott

-- Scott in Texas

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Karson

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#10 posted 08-09-2008 04:59 AM

Yes it is complete and they had the dedication event last fall. I keep forgetting to take the camera to the toy workshop. The caboose is about 3 blks away. I’ll try to get that done.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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trifern

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#11 posted 08-09-2008 05:05 AM

Great project and tutorial Karson. The caboose really has been a good thing for you. The picture of you standing in front of it makes you look much younger, more handsome and a lot more hair. Thanks for sharing!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Karson

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#12 posted 08-09-2008 05:28 AM

Really I started the restoration 53 years ago.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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trifern

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#13 posted 08-09-2008 05:32 AM

Wow, no wonder you have well over 12,000 posts! I guess at the rate you are going, it will be time to start restoration again. All kidding aside, any update on the project?

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Karson

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#14 posted 08-09-2008 05:43 AM

It’s done and all repainted. I’ll try to get he latest pictures. They had a dedication last fall. Don’t remember the date just remember that it was cold and windy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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