Big Rig by T& J #5: Making parts

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Blog entry by svfdfireman posted 08-10-2016 02:22 AM 311 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made a few parts today things went smooth. Air cleaners are done, bumper with 2 extra lights, working on the fifth wheel and exhaust.

I gave up on making the cuts from the T & J plan for the lower pipe and made and made a 45.

I made an air horn from a dowel. Thanks Ryan for the idea. It was done on a drill press with sandpaper.
It still needs some work and need to make another one.

Thinking about a small lathe, only a few problems with that, wife thinks I have to many tools, would need a good place to fit it, never used one, and did I say wife thinks I have to many tools.

-- Tommy SVFD Fireman

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#1 posted 08-10-2016 03:10 AM

1 piece at a time …... its starting to take shape …....... looks good


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#2 posted 08-10-2016 03:26 AM

Your toy is coming along.

Next time she buys clothes—LOOK-in her closet!

Should solve the tool issue right there!

H-F has a very neat little variable speed lathe for around a C note with the 20% off coupon! It is a nice little lathe for your type of work! If you but it; get the chisels somewhere else as theirs are not great. Rockler or Woodcraft sell good ones; at too many $; but the cheap ones always need sharpening—about 6 times as much as good ones and always cut worse too.

The Good Brand chisels wlil be easy to resell if you do not like turning and at The $100+,_ you should be able to at least get 1/2 back on the lathe too Maybe more.

-- just rjR

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