Big Rig by T& J #2: Wheels and glue up

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Blog entry by svfdfireman posted 07-25-2016 02:56 AM 800 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wheels are done.

I glued up the sleeper and engine block. Used purpleheart and pine. The block has the firewall attached.

The purpleheart bleed into the pine. I will use tape to cover the purpleheart and lightly sand the pine to clean it up. Was this from the resins?

That is it for this weekend back to work in the morning.

-- Tommy SVFD Fireman

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#1 posted 07-25-2016 04:16 AM

Your wheeling right along!

I do think that some finishes can bleed around like that!

The wheels are looking fantastic, I am going to enjoy the rest of the build!

Much finer detail that I will even attempt! You sorpass me by far on patience and skill levels.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-25-2016 12:22 PM

Nice progress, tom. Those tires look real!!

Try a finer sanding to remove the saw marks and then try wiping the blocks with naphtha to remove the color bleed off.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-25-2016 01:31 PM

I can’t really see it good but it looks to me like you just need to finish sanding them the purple is getting in the sanding marks or low spots in the pine, once they are gone so is the purple.
And on the last sanding don’t sand across the two woods.

Just my $.02

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#4 posted 07-25-2016 05:32 PM

I like what you have going.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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