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Blog series by toyguy updated 01-18-2008 08:39 PM 4 parts 14261 reads 20 comments total

Part 1: Toy Motor Cycle

12-12-2007 10:23 PM by toyguy | 4 comments »

First let me tell ya, I’m no expert at this building Models /Toys/ Replicas, And I certainly am not a craftsman woodworker like some here….Self taught and just enjoying the hobby.. But I do like to build models. As an after thought, I’m going to try and give day by day reports on my current build. That is if I don’t loose my sanity before I’m done….... Toy Motor Cycle Those that know me at all know I love to build small wood models. In fact, lately, th...

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Part 2: Motor Cycle ,The Frame

12-13-2007 11:00 PM by toyguy | 7 comments »

Frame When building a model you must keep in mind what the finished project will look like. Wood selection is very important unless you plan on painting or some other means of coloring your toy. I don’t like to do anything other than some spray lacquer. So I use the color of the wood as my palette. Today I started my frame for the motor cycle. I needed a very dark color of wood to do it justice. I also had to take into account that the parts for the frame are very small and odd shaped. ...

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Part 3: Springer Front End

12-16-2007 11:42 PM by toyguy | 5 comments »

Front End Frustration has begun to set in. The springer front forks for this model are so tiny it is hard to handle them without breaking. The parts are cut from ¾” material using both the top and side view much like the frame was. You cut the rear sections first, remembering there is a left and a right side. If there is any holes to be drilled in the piece make sure you do that first, as trying after cutting the shape will result in a bunch of toothpicks. Took me two tries to figure that on...

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Part 4: Fenders

01-18-2008 08:39 PM by toyguy | 4 comments »

First I must apologize for taking so much time between bogs. It seems that shop time has been very difficult to arrange as of late. What with Christmas, time out to build a 2×4 bi-plane, try a band saw box, (both for the LJ winter contest) a weeks vacation in the Dominican Republic, then returning to a sick Mom, and life in general it seems like an awfully long time since I have touched my motor cycle project. Well, I think I might be back on track now. First thing today was to reacqua...

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