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Forum topic by meaded posted 09-05-2008 05:04 AM 970 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2008 05:04 AM

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Has anyone come up with a way to mass produce the track parts for various construction equipment toys by Toy’s and Joys. There are up to seventy samml parts they recomend bandaswing, there must be a better way.

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#1 posted 09-05-2008 11:50 AM

At this point in time I have not built any of the T&J construction equipment toys, but I do own a few of these plans. The tracks do pose a couple of concerns. I have not tried it, but have been thinking about making them in long sections using the table saw and router table. Then slicing them off on the band saw.

I do plan on building a couple of these toys this winter sometime, so this subject is of interest to me as well…. I’ll be watching…

Sorry I’m not much help.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 09-05-2008 03:18 PM

I made a master template of one single track. With that I cut a piece of walnut stock about 18 to 24 inches long and 1 3/4 by 3/4. I used a table saw with a dado blade to plow the center of the track first. Then I attached an aux. fence to the saws rip fence. With the template I set the fence up to cut the other side. With the shape of the track cut I set up my band saw to cut the thickness I needed. Hope this helps. Keep the saw dust flying and be safe. coloradobob

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