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Construction Grade Toys #3: Little more work done

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 1096 days ago 3608 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got back into the shop late this evening and got a little more work done. As you can see from the pics the kit (wheels etc) for the truck came in today.


I had to recut the carriage piece this evening as it was a bit more narrow than the hood. The next and most important is I had to work out is the difference from the tractor trailer plan and the dump truck plan to get the Hoist Support and Hoist components of the dump truck box aligned to the tractor trailer. I think I have everything worked out. I am going to have to recut the Hoist piece as I didn’t make up the width difference from the over cut of the hoist support. Next up are the small pieces and gluing the truck together. I hope to have more for you this weekend….

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1096 days ago

looks like good progress. Why did you have to recut the carriage piece if it was narrower than the wood, did it not fit somehow?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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sIKE

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#2 posted 1095 days ago

The hood and the carriage are supsosed to be the same width so it was eaiser to cut a new carriage board a bit wider than cut the hood narrower.

I made a bit more progress today but realised that I never took off the extra length on the hood when I added on the face grain to edge grain glue up. I have glued the hood to carriage and it looks like I am going to have to tune up the bandsaw and some delicate work to fix this issue :(.

Wish me luck!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#3 posted 1095 days ago

Good news! I did make the adjustment to the length of the hood before I glued it, so I didn’t have to fix this imagined issue!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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