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 Post subject: Re: The half track build
PostPosted: 20 Aug 2017, 22:13 
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Are, OK, thanks. I wasn't nit picking, sorry.

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I know that just me having a lazy moment :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was very surprised at how much it gripped the wood. There are so many things that the toggle piece could be used

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 Post subject: Re: The half track build
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2017, 18:30 
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Well started by setting up my hand mitre saw as the powered one is just too big for the small parts and tends to fling them around.

Anyway re-cut all of the track links first and doing this took a little time as I ended up cutting 80 of them and only need 62 I like to have plenty of spares.

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And also after a small adjustment to the mitre saw cut up all of the link guide pieces and then some extra again as you can see these are quite small. I also took the saw out of the tracks and used my small Japanese saw but using the main mitre assembly as can be seen in the second to last photo.

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Hopefully tomorrow start drilling the links after sanding them all, I will drilling four holes in each this is to make sure that they are all central in the edge of the link. Because the holes on these go right the way through the widest point and are started from the edges.

This is going to be a very repetitive part of the build but not difficult in the least just take my time and it should go as planned famous last words. This is where the building the jigs will pay off.

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 Post subject: Re: The half track build
PostPosted: 24 Aug 2017, 18:49 
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Back to the tracks at last after some delays and other things getting in the way.
Started by setting up the drill press and drilling 4 holes in each piece of track and there are 78 of them but only will need 62, The jig worked a treat and certainly saved time for clamping them.

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I made sure I did plenty of spares as by the time I had finished drilling I had damaged 4 of them.
Then the next job to rout the cut outs so they will link together expected to loose some more but did not.

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The first links shown are two of the first batch which I used to set up the router to the jig I made the other day.

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Started the routing and this took three different set ups to complete the links and that is not including the number of times I had to take the links out of the jib to turn them or replace with a fresh set which there were three batches.
The final two photo's show the before and after and a small section just placed together.

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Next job will be to touch up any bits that need it before glueing the centre pieces and then the pins in place.
Very near the end of this build now

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 Post subject: Re: The half track build
PostPosted: 24 Aug 2017, 22:21 
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Phenomenal attention to detail with this, it looks incredible!


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Phenomenal attention to detail with this, it looks incredible!

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This will be the last update on the half track build, as the next time I will post will be the completed model.
So I have had a pretty good day. Started by just tidying up the centre of each link using the clamping jig I made for drilling them, a couple of rubs across each cleaned these up ready for the next stage.

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I made another small jig this time to line up the centre pieces when they are glued.

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A nice line up of the links drying after the centre guide pieces are applied.

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While they were drying I popped out to do another little job non woodworking related. On my return cut up a length of dowel to 1" long pieces enough to join the links. Spent the rest of the day gluing up the links into strips of 10 links this made it easier to handle, now this is where I found another fault with the plans or I had made a miss measurement somewhere which I doubt as I seemed to spend a lot of time double measuring everything. Anyway the plans say 62 links needed that is 31 each side, I ended up having 33 each side luckily I made plenty of spares.
The last three photo's show the tracks yet to be sanded varnished and fitted.

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Tomorrow I will sand the edges where the pins just stick out a little which means it will leave them tidy.

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PostPosted: 25 Aug 2017, 20:17 
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pffft, is that all you've done? :-D

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Finished at last. I did not keep a record of hours but have enjoyed the journey in making it, all I know is that there were a lot of parts.

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Superb!

I see there is not a half track in the 'Customer Corner' section of Toys and Joys, they were obviously waiting for you to finish this one, and well worth the wait too.
Most Inspirational. =D>

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Anther one here bowing down to your skills and patience.
Even fettled the Design to enhance the original Plans.
Hope you keep all the jigs as a set, works of art in their own right.

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Absolutely bluddy brill-e-ANT Dalboy!

=D> =D> =D>

And that jig with the cam lock looks a really clever and useful piece of work too. I may well end up copying it. Do I have to pay you royalties?

And a P.S: I think you said the vehicle is for yourself. Will it be going into a museum-type display cabinet? It certainly deserves a "proudly displayed" location.

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Thank you guys I just do the best I can and enjoy the journey at the same time.

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Absolutely bluddy brill-e-ANT Dalboy!

=D> =D> =D>

And that jig with the cam lock looks a really clever and useful piece of work too. I may well end up copying it. Do I have to pay you royalties?

And a P.S: I think you said the vehicle is for yourself. Will it be going into a museum-type display cabinet? It certainly deserves a "proudly displayed" location.

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That jig certainly speeded up the drilling of the links as I drill 4 times in each jig 2 for each through hole helped to make sure they all lined up. HERE it is in action and you can see how easy it is to use. I had to keep blowing away any swarf as a little would throw out the drilling point if it got trapped even when I remembered to turn on the dust extraction.

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glad you got it finished & yes it is a big WOW

now what project am I going to follow :cry:
look forward to seeing the finish job

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Absolutely superb ! Well done indeed, a masterpiece.


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Friggin Henry!!!! The skill involved in making that ! Even the photography is exceptional. Crikey...

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