Articulated Dump truck

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Project by LarryN posted 1292 days ago 1315 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

need to change the dump on this one, if the dump bed is extended to high the tabs connecting it to the frame will break, I’ll make that change later if i run out of other stuff to make hehehe

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#1 posted 1290 days ago

All your work is cool

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#2 posted 1286 days ago

thanks Dandog

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#3 posted 1187 days ago

Looks Great! How do you make your wheels? Tablesaw? Just curious, I’ve made a few toy trucks and I am always looking for a better way to make the wheels.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#4 posted 1187 days ago

Great Job!! Tell us a little more about the wheels and the lift cylinders etc.

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#5 posted 1186 days ago

Thanks Thepps & Grandpa, Yes the wheels were grooved on a table saw, made a jig to hold them up, nothing more than a board with a dowel drilled into it that i clamp to the miter gauge set at an angle ( i forget what angle i used but can find out if you like) marked the wheel at 10 degree intervals and placed a mark at the top of the board holding them then just turned the wheel to line up the marks and ran it thru. The cylinders, Grandpa are nothing more than a dowel center drilled to accept a smaller dowel, I try to make it a snug fit so it will stay in whatever position i put it in but that doesnt always work. so on the fire trucks i drilled a hole in the side of the cylinder to accept a small dowel pin to hold it in place. I put a small dowel pin on the bottom of 2 of the emergency lights so when the ladder is extended i simply remove the emergency light and place it in the hole in the cylinder to hold it in place.

-- Larry, North Carolina

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