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By Dalboy
#1356570
This is the simplest of the three projects I will be working on. I have made one like this before but that one I modified this I will be sticking to the design of the plan.


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Luckily all the parts you see here are all from 1/2" thick material

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By bourbon
#1356589
I have the same plan from John. due to being furloughed, I had plenty of time to have a go. I ended up making two normal sized ones Then I increased the size by 180% so I could use 4'' wheels to make a ride on with a box on the back, That isn't finished yet. Of course, I didn't do what you did and cut everything out, rather cut a couple, glue up, cut a bit more, etc. Keep us supplied with wip pictures please .
By bourbon
#1356591
Here is mine, I have a rubbish camera I know.
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By marcros
#1356599
I would be interested to see a sample shot of the plans, so I can see what you are working with. Is it like a technical plan, like for a house, or is it a step by step like an instruction booklet?
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By Dalboy
#1356607
marcros wrote:I would be interested to see a sample shot of the plans, so I can see what you are working with. Is it like a technical plan, like for a house, or is it a step by step like an instruction booklet?


See the link bourbon posted and you can see the plans.

This was the first one I did

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By bourbon
#1356625
I've seen that on the forum!! It's a very nice, clean truck with some nice details on it. Where do you buy your wheels from. Tacderms on e-bay by any chance?
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By Dalboy
#1356637
bourbon wrote:I've seen that on the forum!! It's a very nice, clean truck with some nice details on it. Where do you buy your wheels from. Tacderms on e-bay by any chance?


I can't remember where I brought a few for different projects, but most times now I just make my own. This truck was also a build feature in the Woodworker magazine
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By Dalboy
#1356820
Not a lot done on the truck silly things like drilling some holes and fitting dowels as well as start the glue-up of the cab to the right of the picture

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By bourbon
#1356954
I don't know if you do this, But I usually tape the chassis parts together and drill the axle holes so they are the same on both parts. What wood is it?
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By Dalboy
#1356968
bourbon wrote:I don't know if you do this, But I usually tape the chassis parts together and drill the axle holes so they are the same on both parts. What wood is it?


Yes that is how I do things especially if there are more than 1 item of the same size requiring the same holes. I did it with the 1936 car, the two fire engines, half-track, Aussie prime mover, Sit on loco and model t money box van as well as others that I have built. If you search DLWoodart on u tube you will see some of the build as well as the half-track which is pinned at the top of this projects section.
Most of the build I tend to use tulip wood for the main parts and any other woods to add contrast.
But thank you all the same for the tip
By bourbon
#1356990
I saw that Half track on Johns site. That is WAY better than I could even dream of doing, I'll check out you tube.
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By Dalboy
#1357001
Today's little amount of work on the truck the rest of the day was either making and glueing parts for the tractor or doing some gardening.

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bourbon wrote:I saw that Half track on Johns site. That is WAY better than I could even dream of doing, I'll check out you tube.


There is no reason for not being able to do a project like that, Take your time read and understand the plans and not just one page. Then work out how to make it in sections with the half-track I worked on the chassis then the cab area and lastly the back area and when ready bring it all together.
I do this with all of the models I have made.
Get all your material together and if you have the facilities prepare a batch of wood in the various thicknesses needed remembering to check for wide items. I now have a draw full of different woods all different thicknesses which I can go to and use if need be.

This draw has the flat pieces of wood (yes it needs tidying up as I have been diving in there the last couple of days)

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This draw has thin strips of wood down to 1/32nd of an inch as well as dowels rods down to 1mm diameter. I keep promising myself to make dividers and labelling for all the different sizes and woods

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After building a few models these soon start to fill up
By AES
#1357080
Ditto the comment I just posted about your tractor build Dalboy - looks like another masterpiece coming up. Great!
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By Dalboy
#1357635
Simple jobs on this today but have managed to do something on all three builds.

First was to cut out and make the seats and the dashboard.

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A quick dry fit

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Glue up of the front panel

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